It has come to my attention that the Baillieu government’s promise for a new, fully operational, stand-alone secondary school in Torquay by the first day of term one in 2013 is now in tatters. With a site for the school yet to be purchased, it is now near impossible for Torquay families to send their children to a new secondary school on day one, term one, 2013, as promised by the member for South Barwon in the Assembly, Andrew Katos.
In this time of uncertainty for Torquay families the lack of communication from Andrew Katos’s office as well as from the Minister for Education’s office demonstrates an uncaring attitude towards Torquay parents and students, who are growing increasingly worried about where they will be completing their secondary school years.
Torquay families have every right to be furious with Andrew Katos and the Baillieu government, which refused to provide a guarantee that local students will be able to start at a stand-alone secondary school in 2013. Parents want certainty for their children’s education, and they deserve to be informed about all options so that they can plan as a family as they go about their daily lives. I ask this government: is that too much to ask?