Expand Sydney Secondary College’s Leichhardt campus

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The Inner West has experienced an unprecedented baby boom in recent years and we are in urgent need of a plan to address this ongoing growth.

Population density of children aged 0-4 in the Balmain electorate is 5 times higher than the state-wide average. 

This density will only increase. In the decade to 2011, there was a 26% growth in the number of children aged 0-14, compared to 5% growth Sydney-wide.   

Locally, this means our schools are overcrowded and our children do not have the funding, resources and learning space they need.

The Greens have a plan to increase local school space now, starting with Sydney Secondary School's Leichhardt Campus.

Sydney Secondary College’s Leichhardt campus enrolments have increased by 70% over the past 11 years – from 1200 students to 2100. 

We're calling on the State government to hand over adjacent disused land for the use of the school.

The Minister for Education has agreed to meet with Greens MP Jamie Parker to discuss these issues but we need your help.

Please sign our petition to add your voice to the campaign and help us put pressure on the government to act. 


 

Dear Minister Piccoli,

The Inner West has experienced an unprecedented baby boom in recent years and we are in urgent need of a plan to address this ongoing growth. 

Population density of children aged 0-4 in the Balmain electorate is 5 times higher than the state-wide average. 

This density will only increase. In the decade to 2011, there was a 26% growth in the number of children aged 0-14, compared to 5% growth Sydney-wide. 

Locally, this means our schools are overcrowded and our children do not have the funding, resources and learning space they need. 

Sydney Secondary College’s Leichhardt campus enrolments have increased by 70% over the past 11 years – from 1200 students to 2100. 

I am writing to ask the State government to hand over the adjacent disused land for the use of the school, to provide our local students with the space they need to learn.

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    we need this urgently
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  • @Simon_A_Wood tweeted link to this page. 2014-05-16 18:04:01 +1000
    Please sign the petition: Expand Leichhardt Secondary School http://www.jamieparker.org/expandleichhardtssc?recruiter_id=55664
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    Please sign the petition: Expand Leichhardt Secondary School
  • signed 2014-05-16 17:40:21 +1000
    Good work Great school!
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    My kids are 5 and 6 years old and I am very worried if we are unable to afford to send them to private schools what their options will be for high school. Even Leichhardt by the time my kids reach high school will have huge numbers. There needs to be another option in Annandale or the inner west for another public high school… Thanks
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  • signed 2014-05-15 22:43:54 +1000
    Isn’t obvious? Anyone who has spent any time in the inner west can see the growing education demands for our community. Please don’t let this opportunity be missed for generations of kids.
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