Reopen Our Schools

Advocating for kids to get easy access to a public school education in Banyule

Useful links

Reopen our Schools

Change.org - Reopen Our Schools original petition calling on the State Government not to sell the closed schools.
Banyule City Council - redevelopment of school sites information.

Other organisations

Parents Victoria -Parents Victoria is a statewide democratic organisation representing parents of students in Victorian government schools.

Parents Victoria provides parents with a voice, presenting an organised parent perspective to State and Federal Governments, educational bureaucracies and institutions, community organisations and the media.

VICCSO - The Victorian Council of School Organisations Inc (VICCSO) is an independent organisation comprising affiliated school councils. VICCSO supports and promotes great practices in school governance and school-family-community partnerships as powerful ways to improve learning outcomes and life opportunities for all students. It also advocates for resources and support for public education.

Early Learning Association of Victoria (formerly Kindergarten Parents Victoria)

Political organisations and/or politicians

Premier of Victoria - The Hon Denis Napthine MP

Leader of the Opposition - The Hon Daniel Andrews MP


Martin Dixon MP - Liberal - Minister for Education

James Merlino MP - ALP - Shadow Minister for Education

Anthony Carbines MP - ALP - State Member for Ivanhoe.  Speech to Parliament on schools in the electorate of Ivanhoe.

Penny Wright - Greens Senator - Stance on NAPLAN

Other campaigns

Our Children Our Schools - An alliance of concern parents advocating against school closures.
Put Education 1st - Australian Education Union (AEU) Online petition.
Hands off Kindy and Preschool - ALP campaign around preschool education funding
Fair Funding for Public Schools - Help us achieve fair funding for our public schools by making a submission to the School Funding Review (NSW only)

Nothing but the facts.....

July 2014 - Summary Statistic for Victorian Schools - Updated
7 May 2014 - 2014/2015 Victorian State Budget - No money for schools in Banyule apart other than $5.6million already announced for Rosanna Golf Links Primary.  See from page 21 onward.
6 May 2014 - Social Atlas - Demographic data for Banyule
4 April 2014 - Summary Statistics for Victorian Schools.