The Canberra Times has an explanation of the unfolding disaster occurring at the Kingsford Smith School in Holt (aka “The West Belconnen Super School”, aka “Ginninderra High”).
It was going to be a preschool-year 10 facility. On that basis foolish parents enrolled their children and bought school uniforms for the school’s first year of operation next year. Our foolish Government also paid for the completition of classrooms and facilities all the way to year 10.
We also had a great big pre-election opening ceremony (a now well known tune) of the sainted facility with Chief Minister Stanhope saying:
- “This is a massive investment in the future … We couldn’t do it if we ran an inefficient show”
But, weirdly enough, parents with children already in existing schools have not flocked to the new facility in the expected numbers.
So years 8, 9 and 10 are going to be scrapped with the foundation year 7 class to follow a four year path clearing the dust off the ghost facilities built for them.
Still, sometimes failure mitigates itself. Such was the lack of confidence in the community only ~50 students have been shafted.