Delivering for the Eastern Suburbs school community
Consultations commence in Term 1 2023 on the future of public education in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs.
12 December 2022
Families will be invited to have their say on the future of public secondary education in the Eastern Suburbs as the NSW Government looks to provide more choice for students now and into the future.
Early in 2023, a public consultation will seek to understand views on a range of options to support more choice for public education in the area and to determine the best option for local families going forward.
An independent agency from outside the Department of Education will be engaged to conduct the consultation and canvass community views on three options:
- Retaining single-sex education at Randwick Boys High School and Randwick Girls High Schools.
- Retaining single sex education at Randwick Boys High School and Randwick Girls High School and extending the intake areas of existing co-educational high schools to provide families with the option of single-sex or co-education.
- Merging Randwick Boys High School and Randwick Girls High School to create a new co-educational campus.
Minister for Education and Early Learning Sarah Mitchell said the NSW Government wants to make sure that this consultation captures the views of the whole of the Eastern Suburbs community.
“We want to engage constructively with the local school communities to ensure that we identify and plan for the best option for public secondary secondary education in the Eastern Suburbs,” Ms Mitchell said
“Consultation will take place throughout Term 1 in 2023, with a report to be finalised for consideration by government in mid-2023.”
The independent consultation will focus on parents, students and the wider community, with a particular emphasis on families of potential future students. It will look at short, medium and long term options to ensure the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney have strong public education options for future generations.
Member for Vaucluse Gabrielle Upton said it’s important we start consultation with parents and have a plan moving forward with one of the three options.
“This process is about securing the future of public secondary education in the Eastern Suburbs and making sure that local families always have access to a high quality public education options.
“I look forward to working with our school communities during this process when consultation gets underway early next year.”
Based on the current population projections, local schools are able to accommodate current and future student demand through utilisation of existing schools. However, the Department will continue to explore opportunities to future-proof the provision of public secondary education in the Eastern Suburbs.
Further details on consultation will be shared with families early in 2023.
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