Parents plan to rally against school cuts

Save Our School Stop the Cuts supporters at the Fremantle Festival Parade.
Save Our School Stop the Cuts supporters at the Fremantle Festival Parade.

Save Our Schools Stop the Cuts is a parent-driven group derived from 10 schools within the Cities of Melville and Fremantle.

The group rallied recently at the Fremantle Festival Parade and Melville Primary School to highlight public concern over State Government cuts to public education.

In August, Education Minister Peter Collier said 500 jobs would be cut from the sector across WA.

Member and Palmyra Primary School P and C president Lisa O’Malley said the group was apolitical and strived to ensure adequate and reliable education was provided.

‘We are an important group because we are not political,’ she said.

‘The rallies organised by the union have the unfortunate connection with politics. We are concerned parents representing our local school and we are battling for better funding outcomes for all public schools in the WA system.’

Ms O’Malley said the group hoped to have a strong presence on November 26.

‘We want to get as many parents to be part of our cause,’ she said.

‘At the rally we will be presenting a petition against the cuts. We believe the cuts will hurt all government schools, including disadvantaged schools and kids who need educational assistance.’

For details, visit facebook.com/sosstopthecutsandsaveourschools.