Minister considers options for Wee Waa High’s future

NSW Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell has reaffirmed that moves are well underway to resolve the issues around the future of Wee Waa High School.

The school was closed because of health issues and students relocated to continue their studies at the Wee Waa Public School campus last year.

“I am in constant communication with the Department of Education on the issues at Wee Waa High School” the Minister said in a statement.

“I’ve asked for the community to be regularly updated on any developments, and that support is provided to the principals of both schools as they manage this challenge.

“Wee Waa High School principal Annabel Doust is doing an excellent job supporting her staff, students and community during this time,” Mrs Mitchell said.

“I have made it clear to the local community we are looking at options for new high school on a new site, and we are currently exploring the scope of this project.

“We are in the process of ensuring that the project is ready to go ahead should the old high school site not be able to be remediated.”

Public meeting hears concerns

Member for Barwon Roy Butler hosted a public meeting in Wee Waa on Monday night to hear community input and concerns regarding the future of Wee Waa High School.

“Many people have been in touch with my office regarding the school,” Mr Butler said.

“Their concerns are around transparency and communication as to what’s happening and the potential for a new school.

“That has led to uncertainty and a lack of confidence.”

The meeting heard that the issues at the school which surfaced last year and forced the closure of the school at its site were actually ‘decades old.’

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