School mums and dads give a Gonski
PARENTS and students from Narranga Public School showed their support for the Gonski Review of school funding at the school's Education Week open day on Thursday.
Choosing Education Week as an appropriate time to make public comment on the future of Narranga and other public schools, Narranga Public School principal Michael Trist said the Gonski Review was the most comprehensive analysis of Australia's school funding in 40 years.
"It recommended that gov- ernment funding of schools should increase by $5 billion per year if our students are to keep pace with students in other developed nations," Mr Trist said.
"It also identified that this extra funding should be allocated according to school need, ensuring that students in regional or low socio-economic areas such as Coffs Harbour were not disadvantaged."
Narranga parent Angelique Buckley is passionate in her support of the report.
"Education Week highlights the importance of Gonski," Ms Buckley said.
"It would be great to see its recommendations go ahead to make our great schools even better."
To learn more or show your support go to: igiveagonski.com.au.