Shaping public education in Glenorchy

5 June 2019|Community News| Off Comments off on Shaping public education in Glenorchy|

COMMUNITIES in greater Glenorchy are being urged to get involved and have their say on the future of public education in the region.

The Tasmanian Government is investing in public education and parents, carers, local businesses and residents across the state are being asked to help shape education for future generations of learners.

Cosgrove High School principal Andrew Woodham said the Government’s commitment to redevelop the high school presented opportunities to explore new ways to provide education in the region.

“Talking with the community about their vision for public education will give us greater insight into the changing needs of our area and the things parents and carers value most when choosing what school their children will attend,” he said.

“Learning more about what our community wants from its local schools helps ensure we are continuing to meet the needs of our learners and their families into the future.”

Mr Woodham said while the Government had committed to the revitalisation of Cosgrove High School, this was not just about delivering the best educational outcomes on that site.

He said it was also about understanding what opportunities existed that might provide better outcomes for learners more broadly across the region.

“A common theme in my recent discussions with students, parents, local businesses and the wider community leads me to believe that there is a greater sense of pride developing about, and within, our school,” he said.

“What a fantastic and exciting opportunity we now have to learn more about what parents and families are looking for in their school of choice, which could include collective arrangements and partnerships with other schools.

“I am encouraging everyone to be part of this community consultation and get involved in shaping not only the future of Cosgrove High School, but also informing future planning and investment in public education across our region.”

The Department of Education is consulting with the greater Glenorchy community between 27 May and 5 July 2019.

Visit www.education.tas.gov.au/glenorchyed to provide feedback.

Caption: Cosgrove High School principal Andrew Woodham with grade eight students Ahmed Omer, left, and Amelia Hooper.

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