Ellen Sandell calls for North Melbourne Primary School community to be kept together, not divided.
With a second campus of North Melbourne Primary School being built, Ellen Sandell, State MP for Melbourne, shares residents concerns and advocates to keep the community together.
My question today is for the Minister of Education.
Last year I worked alongside parents and community members to ensure that the new school campus being built on Abbotsford St would be a second campus of North Melbourne Primary.
At the time, community feedback was clear. Having two schools would divide our community, and I was pleased that the government agreed to make the new campus part of the existing primary school.
But now we are hearing that the school might still effectively be split into two, with all year groups at both locations.
Parents have been very clear that they do not want to split or divide the community, and want to make sure all kids have access to the same facilities and resources, and so there is an obvious preference for a junior and senior campus model.
My question is – can the Minister please confirm whether the junior and senior campus model will be supported by the Government and Department, rather than a model that effectively sees two separate schools created?
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