Louise Dwyer, President P&C Main Arm Upper School
The Main Arm Upper Primary School P&C has worked hard to ensure that every child in our local public school gets a quality education.
With the 2019 State Elections it is imperative that candidates are aware of the current public schooling situation in their local area and how their actions affect it.
Candidates for the seat of Ballina are urged to think about how public schools accommodate 65 per cent of all NSW students.
That NSW public schools accommodate 84 per cent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and, Australia wide, accommodate 69 per cent of children with disabilities requiring a school adjustment to meet their specific needs. Public schools accept all students in their area.
Our school, along with Coorabell Primary School, is facing unjust cuts to its enrolment ceiling based on inaccurate assessments of our physical capacity.
Will the candidates support us in a fair re-assessment of our schools?