Huge Information night — but Labor are a No Show. Afraid to explain Skyscraper School to parents?

election-2017  After dropping the disruptive, upsetting plan on the families of Perth Mod, Labor was unable to find a single person to defend Education Central. Instead, nearly one third of  families affected managed to come on short notice and nearly every other party managed to find a representative. Panel members included Peter Collier (Minister of Education, Lib), Mike Nahan (Treasurer, WA, Lib), Alison Xamon (Greens),  Julie Matheson and Andrew Mangano (Julie Matheson for Western Australia Party) plus local M.P.s Elani Evangel (Perth), and Michael Sutherland (Mt Lawley).

Mark McGowan, Sue Ellery, Peter Carey, Simon Millman and Alannah MacTiernan were invited but not present. The Labor party did not even send a substitute. How much do they love this Flagship project? Not. The Tower of Babylon is a lemon.

Pauline Hanson sent apologies and the message: “Schools were not meant to be offices. Kids need a balance of outdoor activities on ovals and in playgrounds as well as in the classroom.”

It was standing room only with an estimated 200 people. Packed.

Businessnews Western Australia reports: Labor’s education spokeswoman, Sue Ellery, said although she was unable to attend tonight’s meeting she has discussed the issue with the parents representatives on Sunday. If Labor wins Saturdays election, Ms Ellery undertook to consult fully with relevant groups to ensure the smooth implementation of the policy. But she indicated there was little room for compromise, saying ‘the policy is the policy”. –see Labor’s Modern School Backlash

But there are no “parents representatives”. Sue Ellery has met with a string of angry individual parents, but because this bombshell was dropped on the families of Perth Modern School during an election campaign, there are no organised representatives on this topic. Just 1,000 angry families.

Consultation about the color of the walls after a decision that no Perth Mod family had a say in is not consultation.

The Labor Party could have discussed this a year ago. IMG_2905.JPG Leaving it to the last minute suggests they knew Perth Mod families would not want it and didn’t want to allow them time to protest. Except they are. Teams are working to inform voters of the office-block-school for 11 year olds that’s next to pubs and drugs and of the $40m hole in the future budget for Mt Lawley SHS and Churchlands SHS.  (Contact us to offer to help!)


Social Events


Monday Feb 27: Year 7 social event, OKAY Vietnamese Resturant, Northbridge.

Thursday March 2: Year 8 social event, Oxford Hotel.

Tuesday evening March 7: ***Town Hall Information Night! ***

Weds- Friday: Leaflet delivery, key marginal seats.

Friday evening March 10: Year 10 social event.

Saturday morning March 11: WA Election and GATE testing.

Send suggestions through the Contacts page. Thanks.

Action you can take right now!


Your child (Yr 7,8,9) may not graduate from Perth Modern School unless we do something NOW. For Yr 10,11,12 and alumni, the name Perth Modern School won’t be worth as much in coming years. We need your help too!

Sign the Petition to save the school

Send an email to your candidates! (Thank you 🙂 )

Find Your Electorate: Emails and letters to your local member and candidate get attention.

Labor Candidates Email list.

Liberal Candidates: . Peter Collier is currently Minister for Education.

Contact the Liberal Party.

Visit the Facebook Page

Alert the Media: Write a letter to the editor, and tip them off that this is a major issue. If they are inundated with emails, they will follow it up.

Check out The people of the western suburbs need a school.


Continue reading “Action you can take right now!”




2017 WACSSO State Election Forum on Education

Save the date! 6 for a 6.30pm start. Thursday,  23 February, 2017. The Rise | 28 Eighth Ave, Maylands. There is plenty of available parking and ample access to public transport.

Party representatives

Liberal: Minister for Education, Hon Peter Collier MLC
Labor: Shadow Minister for Education, Hon Sue Ellery MLC
Nationals: Hon Mia Davies MLA
Greens: Hon Alison Xamon MLC


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