To: The MINISTER OF EDUCATION, VICTORIA and the SCHOOL PRINCIPLE

YOUNGER SIBLINGS MUST BE GIVEN PRIORITY FOR ADMISSION BEFORE NEW ADMISSIONS

YOUNGER SIBLINGS MUST BE GIVEN PRIORITY FOR ADMISSION BEFORE NEW ADMISSIONS

Ensure that siblings from families considered "out of catchment area" are given first priority to enrol at the same school as their older siblings, so families are not forced into the position of either having to send very young children to different schools, or moving all their children to a new school.

Why is this important?

Schools in the West Victoria are experiencing high volume of enrollment applications. Families with older sibling in a school are being told that it's not school priority to have younger siblings attend the same school over the new families living in the catchment area.

Families who have had long associations with the school, and children who have built friendships and trust with the school are being forced to leave by the exclusion of younger siblings.

We support the changes that need to occur to control school numbers but solutions must take into account the welfare of existing pupils and their families.

Please respect our children's and families need to be able to attend the same
primary school.

Don't force families into a position where they have to withdraw their children from the school they love in the middle of their schooling.


Reasons for signing

  • that is the silliest rule of all time.Granted in my home all us kids went to different schools and I was only one of three kids in my graduating class that had a family member or in the case of one girl their cousin or brother/cousin at the same school but at differing intervals.

Updates

2015-08-19 00:14:55 +1000

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