Geraldton MLA Ian Blayney has urged all parents and community members with an interest in the future of public education in Geraldton to attend a community meeting next week.
Mr Blayney said the meeting will focus on the major issues facing secondary education today and to hear the community’s views on what they believe makes a good secondary school.
Mr Blayney said Education Minister Peter Collier will be in Geraldton to host the meeting which will be held from 6pm-7.30pm, next Thursday (Nov 13) at the Geraldton Surf Lifesaving Club.
Mr Collier will share the results of a recent online survey about local public secondary schooling which had more than 300 respondents.
“I want to have a close look at education in Geraldton - a major regional centre of our State,” Mr Collier said.
“This process is about looking at the way we deliver secondary education and whether it is most effective, or if we can do better for students in this area.”
The Minister said all students needed the opportunity to study a broad range of subjects, and have access to pastoral care programs and support services that parents would expect of a good secondary school.
- The meeting will be held from 6pm-7.30pm, November 13 at Geraldton Surf Lifesaving Club, 260 Willcock Drive, Geraldton;
- Survey findings will be published online following the meeting at http://www.education.wa.edu.au .