HIGH SCHOOL FOR COBURG NOVEMBERDECEMBER 2011 UPDATE

RECENT SUPPORT Facebook followers: 581- and steadily increasing. Twelve schools now formally support – including the two most recent: • Letter to Minister from Pascoe Vale North Primary School Council (Please find attached) • Letter to Minster Dixon from Coburg West Primary School Council (Please see attached) Kelvin Thomson MP, Federal member for Wills • Electorate officer Anthony Cianflone attended school design launch. • Letters to Ministers Dixon and Garrett, 20 Dec Darebin Council • Setting up an advocacy committee looking at school closures and under funding. • Attended DEECD/HSC meetings Moreland Council • Attended DEECD/HSC meetings • Mayor John Kavanagh – a teacher and an enthusiastic attendee at the public launch of design for a community connected school at the Coburg Senior High site. Parents and families • Attendance at two community meetings-one at a local primary school. • Big attendance at HSC’s Walk to No School day and many photo shoots. • More parents joining the HSC working group • More schools represented within the HSC working group • Graduate architect presents her independently conceived design for a school. HSC SCHOOLS DATA COLLECTION REPORT: MORE LOCAL PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN- FEWER SECONDARY SCHOOL OPTIONS November 2011 (Please find attached) • Projected to be nearly 4000 children at 12 local state primary schools by 2013 • Total enrolments at 12 local state primary schools will increase by 30% from 2009 to 2013 –an increase of 888 in four years.(Including two capped schools) • Prep numbers up by at least 53% in 4 years from 2008-2012 at twelve schools • Over 100% more children in Prep than Grade 6 in 2012 (Not counting Coburg West PS which is capped and at capacity for all year levels)

DESIGN FOR A COMMUNITY CONNECTED HIGH SCHOOL AT THE COBURG SENIOR HIGH SITE –Emily Wallace, graduate architect RMIT http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9273250/EWallace_Coburg_presentation.pdf • • Emily Wallace conceived and completed this wonderful design without the knowledge of HSC. While we do not necessarily have designs on a super school we strongly endorse all her designs and concepts for sharing the school facilities and the space with the community. This is something that does not occur currently at the under enrolled and under utilised Coburg Senior High site This design would enable the crucial Family-School-Community Partnership.

MEDIA Moreland Leader-17/10/2011- School group calls for action-(12 comments) http://moreland-leader.whereilive.com.au/news/story/school-group-calls-foraction/#comments Moreland Leader-19/10/2011-Coburg students protest over education shortfall in the northern suburbs-(3 comments) http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/morenews/coburg-students-protest-over-education-shortfall-in-the-northern-suburbs/storyfn7x8me2-1226170747532 Melbourne Times Weekly-25/10/2011-Calls for new Coburg high school(7 comments) http://www.melbournetimesweekly.com.au/news/local/news/general/calls-for-newcoburg-high-school/2333708.aspx Melbourne Times Weekly-22/11/2011-Coburg school shortage bites(5 comments) http://www.melbournetimesweekly.com.au/news/local/news/general/coburg-schoolshortage-bites-hard/2367028.aspx Melbourne Times Weekly-20/12/2011-Travel a low point for step up to high school http://www.melbournetimesweekly.com.au/news/local/news/general/travel-a-lowpoint-for-step-up-to-high-school/2398205.aspx Moreland Leader-21/12/2011-Budding architect models a new super high http://moreland-leader.whereilive.com.au/news/story/budding-architect-models-anew-super-high/ Moreland Leader-21/12/2011-School spots in decline (1 comment so far) http://moreland-leader.whereilive.com.au/news/story/school-spots-in-decline/

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