Media Release – SKY High Welcomes Small Step Towards a New School Option

SKY High today welcomed a commitment from the State Opposition to investigate ways to deliver a new school in the Seddon, Kingsville and Yarraville area.

President of SKY High, Melissa Horne, called on all political parties to deliver more public high school options for local families.

“More than 200 parents and kids joined our march showing the need for a new high school option is as strong as ever,” Ms Horne said.

“The Opposition’s announcement today is a welcome first step and shows that some politicians are prepared to listen carefully to our case.

“While the Labor Party and the Greens are willing to consider our needs, the Napthine Liberal Government sadly continues to ignore local parents.

“I would like to thank local Members of Parliament Wade Noonan, Marsha Thomson and Colleen Hartland for their continued support. I would also like to thank Opposition Shadow Minister for Education, James Merlino, for his commitment to keep investigating the options. James has visited SKY High twice now and clearly understands why local families are campaigning so hard.”

Ms Horne said 2013 had been a very busy year for SKY High but urged local families to prepare for an even busier 2014.

“Next year is an election year and we need every local family to think about doing their bit to help deliver a new high school for the area,” Ms Horne said.

“Our community lost a valued high school in the early 1990s and we want it back.

“The Government won’t hear our concerns unless we keep running a loud and smart campaign to make them listen. I encourage any parents to follow us on Facebook or Twitter today and find out what we can do together to convince our politicians to build our kids a new school.”

Read today’s Victorian Labor Party’s announcement here.