Media release 25 Oct 2012

 

SKYHigh Working Group media release 

25th October 2012

SKY Highest public school support

 

Analysis of the 2011 Census reveals that parents in Seddon, Kingsville and Yarraville (SKY) have the strongest support for public schools across Melbourne.  This is despite the area not having a local high school.

 

Research undertaken by the SKYHigh Working Group (WG) has identified that secondary college yield in SKY is 40% higher than the rest of Melbourne combined.  SKYHigh spokesperson Ms. Janine Lloyd says that “the SKY secondary college yield of 50% demonstrates the strong commitment to public education in this area, especially when compared to the Melbourne metropolitan^ average of 36%”.  She says that, “SKY children do not have a local public secondary college, our nearest public college is at least 5km away, the furthest that any children in Melbourne has to travel to a public high school”.