Pages tagged "Education"

Water Grants

Monday 16 July 2018

Sydney Water has small grants for arts, heritage, safety, welfare or education projects as well as community clean up groups. Grants close 27 July. Apply HERE.

High School Start

Tuesday 12 June 2018

Demolition work starts this week on the new Inner City High School, with students planned from 2020. There will be a foundation parent group and catchment to be settled later this year. Details are HERE.

Walk Safely to School

Thursday 17 May 2018

Friday 18 May is the annual Walk Safely to School Day, information HERE. We need to make sure kids learn about road safety and drivers take pedestrian safety seriously.

High Schools

Monday 19 March 2018

Responding to my question in Parliament, the Minister for Education discussed the challenges with finding land for a school in the east, however he stopped short of committing to finding a site, referring instead to new capacity at Alexandria and Cleveland Street schools as solutions.

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Public Education

(Question, 8 March 2018, Legislative Assembly, NSW Parliament)

My question is to the Minister for Education.

Given: Woollahra and Waverley councils; parents; and the CLOSE East community group have identified rapidly growing needs for high school capacity in the eastern suburbs: Will you work with local councils and parents to plan for and secure a new high school site in the east to meet future demand?

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Computers in Cells

Tuesday 27 February 2018

The Minister for Correction’s response to my questions about providing computers in prison cells shows progress in prisoners being able to access counselling and education, vital to rehabilitation and re-integration into the community. The Offender Digital Services Program Blueprint has measures to prevent misuse and will give prisoners access to education, legal resources and prison programs. My questions are HERE

Eastern Suburbs High School

Monday 19 February 2018

Last week I met with parents and councillors from Woollahra and Waverley about growing needs for a new public high school in the east. Rose Bay Secondary College, the only public high school in the east has had to install demountable classrooms and has no space to expand. The expanded Alexandria Park and planned Cleveland Street high schools will fill quickly with local students, and are far from Paddington, Woollahra and Edgecliff and further east.

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Ethics Volunteers

Monday 19 February 2018

Volunteers are needed to teach ethics classes at primary schools, including Crown Street Public School. There is training, lesson materials and ongoing support, and it may be only an hour a week. See HERE or contact [email protected].