Full schools

Re: “Could high school closure come from projected drop of 1,100 students by 2016?,” Oct. 4.

I am the mother of an eight-year-old girl.

This past September when most children were starting school on the Tuesday, my daughter and I were anxiously awaiting news as to which school had space so she could start school.

It wasn’t until the Friday morning following the first day of school that I was notified of space in a school well outside my catchment area.

I find it hard to believe as a parent (I also have two teenage children which attend seemingly full schools) that the school enrolment rates are dropping.

There were three schools closer than the one we were enrolled at. All were full, so much for walking to school (as per government recommendations to get kids active).

Roxann Conway


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