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On Monday the Minister of Education will announce how many schools throughout Canterbury will close their doors.
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18/02/2013 8:01:52 p.m.
I have a feeling that the government never intended to close all those schools. I think they increased the actual number so that when they made announcements today, they would appear they had listened to the people, (which is no small part of the ministers "heart felt" speech today)
18/02/2013 7:37:45 p.m.
wendy wells wrote:
18/02. Just watched Campbell live chat with Hekia Parata. She repeatedly referred to school students as our kids. How dare she refer to them in this manner when in fact they are our children, our future and learners that deserve the best opportunity available to be the best they can.Obviously she chooses to refer to them in this manner because she is over it. I would of at least thought that without too much effort, Lady Gardiner may have had the consideration to at least made one referral to our children as Akonga
18/02/2013 7:23:10 p.m.
Hojo Colaca wrote:
Well, Hekia did consult and listen to the schools. Plans were changed, schools were saved. What is the media angle? This is a backdown by the Govt, and it could not be a result of simply consulting and listening. I have never seen a more sorry and pathetic bunch of supposedly professional personnel, than the principals on the show tonight.
18/02/2013 7:20:16 p.m.
just another kick in the guts for the Eastern suburbs.
18/02/2013 7:17:22 p.m.
High John its time the teachers stopped bleating, all enterprises/industry etc are having to face some changes and schools need to as well.
Headmasters saying their children have no school now is a blatant lie - the children just have another school to go to, this is sad but reality.
18/02/2013 7:17:15 p.m.
It was always known that because of population leaving Christchurch or moving within Christchurch that some schools would be closed or merged. All the complaints you are now seeing from teachers seem to be because someone else's school wasn't enclosed instead
18/02/2013 7:13:15 p.m.
They need to stop complaining! They complain about funding for schools yet they want schools that are badly affect by the earthquake to stay open. Invercargills gone through mergings and you didnt hear us making such a debarcle about it. It is not the end of the world, its an oppotuinity for the students to make new friends and have new experiences. Think about the benefits not the negatives and it will look alot better for everyone. I was in year 4 when the schools were annoced to move and are now in year 13. It hasnt affected me negatively but in a better way than expected
18/02/2013 7:12:54 p.m.
Bill Harris wrote:
John key has Told Hekia Parata to close or merge the schools so he can sell the land to his mates who are property investors and he can get a back-hander for his troubles. He deosn't care about NZ, he never has and never will. He is a banker, plain and simple, it's all about how much money he and his friends can make from the suffering of others.
18/02/2013 6:47:11 p.m.
Of course the closed school's land will be sold for housing. That was always the idea. The non-tax paying Ngai Tahu Iwi will be offered it first (this is some kind of government requirement) and they will make a huge profit from it, without paying any tax.
18/02/2013 6:46:25 p.m.
Gail Peacock wrote:
WHY is there such a rush on closing and merging Schools in CHCH? Why isn`t the decisions being left till after the Censors on the 8 March 2013 are collected and colated. Surely this would be logical and would make sense with the hugh shifts in population in many ares since the Eathquakes, especially to the West.
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