Call to Join Camp Schools Closure Rally

Opposing Education Cuts

Call to Join Camp Schools Closure Rally

Member for Kalgoorlie Kyran O’Donnell is calling for parents and students to oppose the upcoming Goldfields Camp School closure, at a rally scheduled for 4pm tomorrow, to reject the McGowan Government’s education cuts.

The Premier and Education Minister Sue Ellery confirmed a reversal of Labor’s education slashing — which included scrapping the Kalgoorlie School of the Air closure — and revealed the regional education reforms in December. But Mr McGowan and Ms Ellery did not reinstate the Goldfields Camp School as part of the back-flip.

Mr O’Donnell said the State Government was “out of touch” with regional education, and that camp schools allow SOTA to bring students together several times a year to connect and strengthen the bond and support among peers and teaching staff." Mr O'Donnell believes that without the facility, students and families are without a suitable venue that accommodates their needs, which can cause further isolation.