Reopen Our Schools

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

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Letters to Heidelberg Leader from local residents about the school sites

21 June 2016 - Health and Education shaping up as key election issues for 2 July
22 December 2015 - School Calls backed
1 December 2015 - Parents wage goodbye to free public education
27 October 2015 - Push for schools strategy
23 February 2015 - Schools sold to meet $225 million target
6 February 2015 - Every Victorian State School Student gets $2000 less funding  than the national average
27 November 2014 - Media Release - Reopen Our Schools - Report card for candidates in Ivanhoe - the results are in!
18 November 2014 - Heidelberg Leader - Challenge on school sites commitment
18 November 2014 - Heidelberg Leader - Rosanna is hot topic
17 November 2014 - Heidelberg Leader - Rosanna Rd and education key issues in Ivanhoe
13 November 2014 - Reopen Our Schools - Media Release - School closures hot issue in race for Ivanhoe
5 November 2014
- Liberal Media Release - $890,000 promised for Banyule Primary school for upgrades
28 October 2014 - Heidelberg Leader - New Tech School vow
28 October 2014 - Heidelberg Leader - Banksia School hint
7 October 2014 - Heidelberg Leader - School land proposal under fire
1 October 2014 - The Conversation - Education is a public good, not a private commodity.
2 September 2014 - The Age - Going Local will win in Mega Melbourne.
1 September 2014 - SMH - The sad state of play in Australian schools
20 August 2014 - Herald Sun/Central Leader - Labor Pins election hopes on promising $240million in school funding around Melbourne.
29 July 2014 - Heidelberg Leader - Labor's $11.5m Promise - Viewbank Secondary College to get first new buildings since the 1970's if Labor wins Govt in November.
8 July 2014 - Heidelberg Leader - Banyule schools group slams $16,000,000 sale of former Haig Street Primary School in Heidelberg Heights
1 July 2014 - Heidelberg Leader - More schools are needed and no  let up on push for schools to be reopened.
24 June 2014 - Heidelberg Leader - Education Dept stats wrong as work begins on old Haig Street site.
12 June 2014 - The Age - School closures and land sales - Will we ever learn?
6 June 2014 - ABC 7:30Stateline Program - Video - New Schools go AWOL in growing Melbourne.
6 May 2014 - Heidelberg Leader - Banyule mums declare classroom war on politicians
2 May 2014 - The Age - Schools in marginal seats reap millions in the budget
28 April 2014 - Heidelberg Leader - Roads and Schools on Council's wish list
22 April 2014 - Media Release - Premier of Victoria - Denis Napthine - $5.6 million boost for Rosanna Golf Links Primary
15 April 2014 - Heidelberg Leader - Reopen Our Schools will lobby to reopen schools
6 April 2014 - The Age - State School funding in retreat
5 April 2014 - The Age - Study reveals fewer but bigger Victorian state schools
2 April 2014 - Media Release - Labor pledges to fix public schools
25 March 2014 - Heidelberg Leader - Leader of the Opposition Daniel Andrews - very aware of extreme pressures on schools in Banyule
11 March 2014 - Heidelberg Leader - Residents want schools
25 February 2014 - Heidelberg Leader - Mum wants schools back
22 February 2014 - Sydney Morning Herald - Napthine Government:  Rezoned schools sites a nice little earner
20 February 2014 - The Age - Schools caught short as demand for classrooms leap
21 January 2014 - Herald Sun - State Government gets $100million from school sales
19 February 2014 - Heidelberg Leader - Time capsule discovered as Council begins demolition of schools

18 June 2013 - The Age - Victorian School funding system inequitable

17 June 2013 - Herald Sun - Sale of schools across Victoria

5 June 2013 - Heidelberg Leader - Group begins fight to reopen school sites

18 November 2014 - Eight comments under the article posted by the Heidelberg Leader on 17 November from Jose, George, Beatrice, Vivienne, Lorna and Tony.

17 November 2014 - Comments on line from Lorna, Tony, Vivienne and ROS - (See link under 17 November under Leader article).

1 July 2014 - Vivienne via online - Developers put first- Land for schools must be locked in and preserved - this issue illustrates contempt for any real long-term planning for the future.

1 July 2014 - Tony via facebook - Manage our school needs - Unlocking so called surplus land is painting us into a corner - property developers to benefit at the expense of children and a failure to meet demand for services brought on by population growth.

24 June 2014 - EcoEngine via Facebook - Plan for better education - Lamenting the lot of school children being force to travel to mega overcrowded mega-schools because of short sighted school closures

24 June 2014 - Vivienne, Tony and EcoEngine on line - comments condemning sale of school sites, and lack of planning.

15 April 2014 - Matilda regarding the sale of Haig Street School site and others, on line comment;

29 April 2014 - More Schools needed - Virginia Jay, Bellfield;

4 March 2014 - School search hard indeed - Vicki Lynn Campbell, Bellfield

11 March 2014 - Councillors seek Govt interest in land - Tony online comment

11 March 2014 - Councillors seek Govt interest in land - Christina online (in support of Tony)

25 March 2014 - Short sighted land grad - Tony via online;

5 June 2013 - Visionless grab for money - John Greenland, Rosanna;

12 June 2013 - School sites sacrificed - Pete from Ivanhoe;

Other speakers in support

5 May 2014 - Virginia Jay and Bellfield Residents' Action Group (BRAG) - Attending Council to support resolution moved by Craig Langdon to sell Banksia Street Secondary College site back to the State Government for education purposes.

31 March 2014
- Kevin Biaggnini of Ivanhoe; speaking in support of schools being retained in Bellfield at Banyule Council meeting on 31 March 2014;