Save Our Ryde Schools

Recently, local Liberal MP Victor Dominello announced his plan to close two schools in Ryde; Marsden High and Meadowbank Public.

This plan is ridiculous beyond belief. 

Please RSVP to our special Save Our Schools Forum below - then sign the petition at the bottom of the page.

After you've RSVP'd, please don't forget to sign the petition below


The Hon. Victor Dominello MP

Member for Ryde

Dear Mr Dominello,

Your decision to close Marsden High School and Meadowbank primary is short-sighted in the extreme. I oppose your decision and ask that you immediately over-turn it.

Ryde has been targeted by the State Government with more and more development. The number of children aged five to 19 in Ryde will grow by more than 51 per cent over 20 years to at least 27,800 in 2036, according to NSW Department of Planning projections.

We need more schools in Ryde, not closed schools.


A Concerned Ryde Resident

Who's signing

Kasandra Floric
Mark Ko
George Smilas
Thomas Suters
Rebecca Balcombe
Brendan Riordan
Tony Abboud
Yuri Foster
Ron Wiranto
Michelle Dawson
Shan Guo
Sean Fitz-Gerald
Michael McQuaid
Celine B
Melinda Wright
Lenore Hankinson
Eloise Rayner
Kapilash Sivapragasam
Nina Fitz-Gerald
Ivan Fitz-Gerald
Steven Zounis
Leisa Cuneo
Brian Dolan
Nicole Melanson
John Hanley
Andrew Zbik
cedric koon
Susan Morton
Lynne Moffat
Donna Tenney
94 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Kasandra Floric
    signed 2018-09-21 14:29:32 +1000
  • Mark Ko
    signed 2018-09-21 13:24:06 +1000
  • George Smilas
    signed 2018-09-21 13:23:47 +1000
  • Thomas Suters
    signed 2018-09-21 12:40:42 +1000
    Ryde is already falling behind the number of schools. Now with even more unnecessary development, we need more schools, not less. And to have three schools scrunched up in one campus at Meadowbank TAFE is really really stupid. Dispatch this idea to the circular filing system before you waste any more money on it.
  • Rebecca Balcombe
    signed 2018-09-21 12:16:35 +1000
  • Brendan Riordan
    signed 2018-09-21 11:38:02 +1000
  • Tony Abboud
    signed 2018-09-21 11:22:29 +1000
    Council needs to stop approving developments. Our city is choking!
  • Yuri Foster
    signed 2018-09-17 15:26:02 +1000
  • Ron Wiranto
    signed 2018-09-17 08:39:54 +1000
  • Michelle Dawson
    signed 2018-09-17 07:22:38 +1000
  • Shan Guo
    signed 2018-09-12 14:33:55 +1000
  • Sean Fitz-Gerald
    signed 2018-09-10 10:10:21 +1000
    Stop this useless council
  • Michael McQuaid
    signed 2018-09-10 09:04:07 +1000
  • Celine B
    signed 2018-09-10 07:25:05 +1000
  • Melinda Wright
    signed 2018-09-09 19:13:08 +1000
    Please save Marsden High school at Winbourne Street. There is a real need in the area for both schools with the expected population growth.
  • Lenore Hankinson
    signed 2018-09-09 07:42:43 +1000
  • Eloise Rayner
    signed 2018-09-08 09:56:50 +1000
  • Kapilash Sivapragasam
    signed 2018-09-07 21:39:43 +1000
  • Nina Fitz-Gerald
    signed 2018-09-07 21:35:16 +1000
  • Ivan Fitz-Gerald
    signed 2018-09-07 08:47:36 +1000
  • Steven Zounis
    signed 2018-09-06 22:12:32 +1000
    Apart for the need for more schools, there is too much development in the Riverside Ryde area!. Closing Meadowbank Public School can only mean future development site! It is inconceivable that this site will remain a park when the school is closed, even though higher population density means more parks are required!. Already the limited parks are full with residents enjoying the outdoors – you only need to go for a walk along the riverside on a warm evening to find masses of residents enjoying the outdoors (Example the dance groups at Ryde Wharf). In conclusion I do not believe that “Prime Real Estate” (public school site once closed) will remain a park despite current plans. For example – Look at Ryde Aquatic Centre site – land given to the public now run by profit driven leisure centre operators.
  • Leisa Cuneo
    signed 2018-09-06 07:49:25 +1000
    Looks like jiggery pokery to me.
  • Brian Dolan
    signed 2018-09-05 20:42:26 +1000
  • Nicole Melanson
    signed 2018-09-04 12:14:37 +1000
  • John Hanley
    signed 2018-09-04 09:27:32 +1000
    We need more schools
  • Andrew Zbik
    signed 2018-09-04 08:13:32 +1000
  • cedric koon
    signed 2018-09-02 12:07:27 +1000
  • Susan Morton
    signed 2018-09-02 11:01:47 +1000
    It is ludicrous to move Marsden High School given the probable influx of students from the projected 18500+ residents from the Melrose Park developments. Also with the current identified trade skills shortages will Meadowbank TAFE be able to provide sufficient learning space to cater for increased trade requirements in addition to a primary and high school with green space to play in? I don’t think so!!
  • Lynne Moffat
    signed 2018-09-01 15:55:55 +1000
    Lynne Moffat
  • Donna Tenney
    signed 2018-09-01 15:07:38 +1000