Skip to content Skip to main navigation


Quality childcare in a
welcoming & supportive environment

Waiting, waiting, waiting… [School closures finalised]

By johnboy 13 December 2006 88

Still no announcement on Schools…

But my sources say 23 will go. Dickson is saved, Kambah and Cook to be comprehensively Barred.

UPDATED: OK, the ABC has the list.

Schools previously down to be closed but now saved are:


Hall preschool
Hackett preschool
Reid preschool
Weston Creek preschool
Chifley preschool
South Curtin preschool
Tharwa preschool
Mt Neighbour preschool
Flynn preschool
Gilmore preschool
Melba preschool


Giralang primary
Gilmore primary
Mt Rogers primary
Isabella Plains primary


Dickson College

ANOTHER UPDATE: More from the ABC now also online, there’s to be a $750 bribe to parents of each effected child and $100,000 of our money spent polishing the turd in advertising. “Would you like sauce with that sandwich?”

FURTHER UPDATES: The Greens’ Deb Foskey is urging school communities to continue the resistance.

Vicki Dunne is deploying churchillian language to describe today’s decisions:

Today an era of Canberra schooling met a bloody end as local neighbourhood schools are demolished to make way for supermarket schools

YET ANOTHER UPDATE: The Canberra Times has a piece on the closures as well as a weepy about angry Kambah girls (and others) throwing a tanty about not getting their way.

What’s Your opinion?

Please login to post your comments, or connect with
88 Responses to
Waiting, waiting, waiting… [School closures finalised]
Showing only Website comments
Newest to Oldest
Oldest to Newst
kiwi61 1:06 pm 15 Dec 06

Just to let you know guys, that in our newsletter last week at Gold Creek, the principal announced that he would be taking long service leave next year. Here’s hoping its enforced leave and he never comes back.
Then Gold Creek may have some hope!!

nyssa76 10:25 am 15 Dec 06

In some cases, such as Nyssa76, they hang around for a while.

Mael, thanks.

Maelinar 8:14 am 15 Dec 06

Schemantics Schlemantics…

It’s either Monkey Boy, Ainslie Atlas Cedar guy, Save the Ridge, Save the recumbent cyclist, Save our School, Save the Siev x memorial (oh that might have been me and Thumper).

Point was more about the soapboxers who bring their own boxes…

johnboy 8:10 am 15 Dec 06

Actually Jim was the first one I had to block.

Normally a few mass deletions sends the message.

Maelinar 8:07 am 15 Dec 06

Sethmaster, in a way you are right – this is not the appropriate forum for any kind of SAVE OUR (…) if they want to be officially listened to.

On the other hand, it is reasonably well known that several members of the government keep tabs on this website, and so every month or few, some ranting asshole shows up thinking they can change the world.

After they get put back in their box, they either get all apologetic, or get their ip blocked for a couple of days until they calm down, then they gradually fade away from whence they came.

In some cases, such as Nyssa76, they hang around for a while.

I myself haven’t been posting on the RA for long, so this is my appreciation of events, however in my defence I didn’t arrive on a white horse with a chip on my shoulder the size of Tasmania, I was introduced by Thumper.

nyssa76 7:29 am 15 Dec 06

Pandy, and why?

Do you know where you’re working? If you had to prepare before hand would 1-2 days do you for an entire semester (20 weeks)?

Pots, I was told by one of the guys who helped to sell it.

johnboy 7:17 am 15 Dec 06

So i guess, judging by how fast this forum has moved down on the RIOT-ACT homepage that no one cares any more!

Incorrect assumption.

Pandy 11:21 pm 14 Dec 06

Nyssa should take a pill and cill-out.


Related Articles

CBR Tweets

Sign up to our newsletter

Copyright © 2018 Riot ACT Holdings Pty Ltd. All rights reserved. | | |

Search across the site