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Schools’ concerns dusted over

BY WENDY BACON Sydney Motorway Corporation (SMC) consultants have finally acknowledged that air pollution has been significantly worse this year at St Peters Public School than at nearby NSW Office of Environment and Heritage ( OEH) monitors at Earlwood and Chullora. This information is contained in the latest monthly SMC reports of results from an […]

Inner city school still on waiting list

By Holly Jones   The high cost of space in Sydney’s city have slowed building plans for the highly sought after inner city school. The desire of the Government to cater for the inner city parent’s push for an all-inclusive school is being stalled by the inability of the City of Sydney and The NSW […]

Mixed response for state plans to build inner city schools

Sydney’s population is expected to grow by 1.3 million people by 2031, according to a recent report, which means that a shortage in education facilities will soon become a major issue. In response, the state government’s Department of Education and Communities (DEC) has launched a consultation process which gives voice to parents, educators and members […]

Back to school on so-called baby boom

Leichhardt Council will lobby NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli for a new primary school in the area, arguing the state government has grossly underestimated the size of the baby boom in Sydney’s inner west. In a media release, Mayor Darcy Byrne cited “exponential” growth in student numbers uncovered by independent research. But a close look […]

From Leichhardt to Palestine, helping kids learn

In the inner west of Sydney, preschool education is something we take entirely for granted. Even when facilities are stretched, children will always find accommodation. Not so in the territories of Palestine, where even basic needs are insecure. Since 2007, the Leichhardt Friends of Hebron association has been raising funds for preschools in the Hebron […]

City excels in HSC languages

Inner Sydney schools have excelled at languages in this year’s HSC, with several students coming first in NSW in their chosen course. At Fort Street High School in Petersham, Kimberly Xian placed first in Chinese Continuers (the course for those who studied the language in junior years), while Marta Krzanowski topped the state in German […]