High School for Coburg Survey Report 2011

Last year a shortfall in state secondary provision was shown by the Department of Early Childhood Development (DEECD) Demographic Study. This year HSC having been working well with the Education Partnerships Division of the DEECD. While the DEECD are looking at the provision options, HSC has asked the community what they think by rolling out a survey - Options for State Secondary Education Provision in Coburg.

You can see the results here by looking at HSC's Survey Report 2011. Thank you to Hidden Creek Neighbourhood House (nee Newlands Community Centre) for assisting with printing and binding the Survey report.
HSC Survey Report May 2011 Sml

  • 430 respondents representing 803 children 
  • 574 of those children are at primary school right now (and need a local secondary option). 
  • 63.4% live in Coburg and Coburg North. 
  • 64% preferred the option of an open entry Years 7 to 12 at Coburg Senior High School. 

You can read the comments from 197 respondents -the main themes were:
  • Many families are considering moving away or have already due to the lack of a school. 
  • Frustrated, impatient, incredulous and / or angry that there is no school yet. 
  • Want the school to be excellent but not rushed at the expense of quality. 
  • Sooner rather than later. 
HSC are heartened that our community has opted for the most cost effective, risk free and sustainable option. The site of the old Moreland College offers lovely park-like setting which could only enhance the learning experience and  is currently under utilised. It has room now for 1100 students.

The need is proven, the support is there, the site is obvious - let's go!

1 comment:

  1. We have contributed to a previous Chris Grayling beriefing note and are very happy to do so again if this would be helpful.

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