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. 

Ryde needs more schools, not closed schools. Please sign and share my petition below. 

Please also share this video to raise awareness.

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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.

Regards,

A Concerned Ryde Resident

Who's signing

Luke Cramp
Farren Ogden
Alison Sellar
Leanne McKee
Sonja Butler
Ken Hardy
Paul Robson
Natasha Parnian
Marine Aubury
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
109 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Luke Cramp
    signed 2018-11-08 15:46:03 +1100
    Considering the fact that we have 10,000 new apartments in Melrose Park being built, closing down Marsden High School and Meadowbank Primary School is ridiculous
  • Farren Ogden
    signed 2018-11-08 14:01:00 +1100
  • Alison Sellar
    signed 2018-11-08 13:28:27 +1100
  • Leanne McKee
    signed 2018-11-08 12:49:10 +1100
  • Sonja Butler
    signed 2018-11-08 12:48:04 +1100
  • Ken Hardy
    signed 2018-11-08 12:37:00 +1100
    Keep Marsden HIgh And Medowbank Primary open!!!! We need more schools in the area not less!!!
  • Paul Robson
    signed 2018-11-01 15:13:38 +1100
    Closing public schools during a time of Govt forecast student enrolment growth of 23%! Who are these geniuses?!
  • Natasha Parnian
    signed 2018-10-06 11:31:44 +1000
    As a high school secondary teacher, I am highly concerned about the plans to close Meadowbank primary and Marsden high. This will cause major disruptions to the students, to teaching and learning and potentially force kids out of public schools and into the private sector. We must grow and invest in our public schools, we owe it to our youth!
  • Marine Aubury
    signed 2018-10-05 15:38:47 +1000
    Marine Aubury
  • 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.

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