Community consultation for educational offerings in the Kogarah-Rockdale area
The NSW Department of Education is undertaking community consultations with schools in the Kogarah-Rockdale area.
Independent government representations have requested more information on public opinion about co-educational options specifically in the Kogarah-Rockdale area.
Consultation was recently undertaken on proposed changes to co-educational high school intake areas across the inner west, inner south west and inner south of Sydney. The consultation did not bring clarity on access to co-educational settings for families living in the intake area for James Cook Boys Technology High School and Moorefield Girls High School.
This new consultation aims to give the local community a chance to voice their opinions on co-educational and single-sex options specifically in the Kogarah-Rockdale area.
We want to hear from current and future students, parents and carers, staff and the local community about their views on high school enrolment decision-making.
We are also collecting feedback on a range of proposals for future arrangements at James Cook Boys Technology and Moorefield Girls high school.
This includes (in no order):
retaining the current offering of single-sex education at James Cook Boys Technology High School and Moorefield Girls High School
retaining single-sex education at James Cook Boys Technology High School and Moorefield Girls High School but increasing the opportunities for shared gender settings, including coeducational classes for Years 11 and 12
merging James Cook Boys Technology High School and Moorefield Girls High to establish a co-educational school at the current location.
Community consultations will conclude Friday 15 December 2023. There are multiple ways the Kogarah-Rockdale community can participate. Surveys and workshops are confidential and cannot be used to identify any individual.
The following surveys are available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/H3N2MCT:
High school student survey
High school parent and carer survey
Primary school parent and carer survey (including 2 questions for students in years 3-6)
Early childhood parent and carer survey (with children aged 3-5 years old)
General public survey.
High school students will be completing the survey through their schools. Staff at public primary and high schools have been issued a survey separately.
We ask that you only complete one survey that best represents your circumstances.
In-person and online workshops will be conducted with teachers, high school and primary school parents and carers, the general public, and special interest groups.
Register for the primary school parents and carers workshop via the registration link.
This workshop is for:
- Parents and carers whose home address is in the James Cook Boys Technology High School/Moorefield Girls High School intake area.
- Parents and carers of children currently attending one of the following schools:
- Arncliffe Public
- Brighton Le Sands Public
- Carlton South Public
- Kogarah Public
- Kyeemagh Public
- Ramsgate Public
- Rockdale Public
Other ways to engage
Additional submissions and questions can be sent to KogarahRockdaleConsultation@det.nsw.edu.au or reach out to your principal.