The Department’s 62 Central Schools sites around NSW are exceptionally complex workplaces which cover
- the K-12 curriculum
- almost always in rural isolated/disadvantaged communities and
- often with high enrolment of Aboriginal students (some are Connected Communities schools) and
- usually located far from available support units and SSPs for students with high needs and
- sometimes on a split-site campus and
- serving communities which in some cases have undergone long-term erosion of the social and economic base of many rural communities.
The NSW Teachers Federation Central Schools Restricted Committee is made up of five members from around NSW who assist the union by recommending policy priorities and campaigns that ensure the needs of teachers, students, and communities served by Central Schools are met in full by the Department.
Central Schools Committee
The Central Schools Committee usually meets once a semester to consider issues relating to central schools and organise strategies to best represent the issues unique to central schools.
Fed Reps at Central Schools are encouraged to contact Mercurius Goldstein, Country Organiser and Officer attached to the committee with issues specific to central schools.
Committee members for 2019/2020 are:
|David Eccleston,||Molong Central School|
|Lin Eccleston||Molong Central School|
|Tawny Gleeson||Lake Cargellico Central School|
|Darren Noonan||Merriwa Central School|
|William (Bill) Shannon||Lightning Ridge Central School|
|Mercurius Goldstein||Country Organiser and Officer attached to the committee.|
Members can contact the committee by emailing the Organiser at firstname.lastname@example.org or (02) 6766 9882.