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Cradle to grave education?

By johnboy 24 May 2010 27

Apparently the youth of Kaleen High and Lake Ginninderra College have had their fates determined.

Andrew Barr has announced that the University of Canberra has bought naming rights to these schools:

From 1 July Kaleen High School and Lake Ginninderra College will be renamed University of Canberra High School, Kaleen and University of Canberra Senior Secondary College, Lake Ginninderra to reflect the close relationship with the University.

All the usual buzz words are being trotted out to justify the new arrangement.

One would have thought it should be possible to have the benefits of university linkages available to all schools in the territory without the need for rebranding?

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Emzy 5:01 pm 06 Sep 10

i am currently a student at Kaleen High (i am not a junkie, violent or anything like that, i am a normal teen living in kaleen(hehe))and id like to straighten a few things out:
1. Even though our name has officially changed we all still just call it Kaleen High.
2. We do not have a new deputy principal, we have had the same one for a while now.
3. Being part of the UC network does not mean we have to go to LGC or UC we can still chose our own education
4. While some of the people at our school are junkie freaks, the majority are just regular teens living in Kaleen and going to school at kaleen high because the nearest school other than that would probably be either Melba or Canberra; The junkies give the rest of us bad names.

georgesgenitals 4:28 pm 02 Jun 10

Canberra public schools – brought to you by Wankaz (TM)

dungarubba 3:08 pm 02 Jun 10

All the money is to employ a new Deputy Principal to ‘manage’ all the glorious unity…

Gungahlin Al 1:13 pm 02 Jun 10

Didn’t read carefully enough to realise there was a school renaming as part of the deal. That’s crook.

PM 11:00 am 25 May 10

Gungahlin Al said :

I think this is a good direction, and similar to proposals I’ve been making for some time that the new Gungahlin College should have very close links (even to the curriculum level) with the local unis. It is something I will be pursuing with the new Gungahlin College principal when they are appointed soon.

If our kids move towards college courses that dovetail into courses at ANU and UC, then they are more likely to be able to go to these unis. This means more time for study and less needed for working to pay the rent, as is usually the case when doing uni out of town.

But ALL schools should dovetail, and UC hasn’t announced a large reduction in its international student intake. There should be accepted school standards across the board. It should have nothing to do with naming rights, esp when money is changing hands.

krats 10:57 am 25 May 10

amarooresident3 said :

Bugger. Should have used the preview button.

Minus 26 points for not using said button.

Gungahlin Al 10:55 am 25 May 10

I have no idea what happened to the quote there…

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