200 parents hear Gonski good news as MP pledges support

Member for Macarthur, Labor’s Dr Mike Freelander pledged to fight for Gonski school funding to be continued in full at a local launch of the AEU’s Getting Results 2 publication at Sarah Redfern High School in Minto, in Sydney’s West.

“I understand how Gonski funding makes a difference to schools,” Dr Freelander said, as Federation members explained to parents of students the crucial benefits Gonski funding had brought to Sarah Redfern High.

Some 200 parents were present, Organiser Henry Rajendra said, calling the March 7 event a success. They learned how Gonski funding has helped provide students with laptops, giving them access to technological learning aids, and that the extra needs-based funding had also paid for teaching and learning programs that were lifting children’s classwork performance.

Getting Results 2, the second compendium of Gonski “good news” stories from schools around the Australia, was warmly received by those present at the meeting, Mr Rajendra said. The event was organised by members of the Camden-Campbelltown TA to coincide with the Gonski Bus tour.