Teachers avert student bussing ‘nightmare’ in Sydney’s north-west

The NSW Teachers Federation remains concerned about inadequate buildings and infrastructure at Northbourne Public School and Marsden Park Public School in Sydney’s north-west.

NSW Teachers Federation Deputy President Henry Rajendra said staff at both schools had worked to avert the logistical nightmare of bussing large numbers of children between the two school sites each day.

“This is a positive outcome for Northbourne Public School students and their families which was achieved through strong community resolve and because teachers were prepared to engage in industrial action,” Mr Rajendra said.

“Teaching and learning conditions at both schools require urgent improvement. The building program at Northbourne Public School must be accelerated to meet the demands of growing enrolments.”

“Teachers at Marsden Park will continue to fight for major upgrades to infrastructure to address inferior learning conditions and work, health and safety problems.”

“This is a case where the State Government has failed to adequately plan and provide for the educational needs of students and their families in a growth area with a large projected population.”