With 2018 now underway I’d like to wish a very happy Lunar New Year to our Vietnamese, Chinese and Korean Communities as we celebrate the Year of the Dog on February 16. People born in the Year of the Dog are said to possess the best traits of human nature. They are honest, friendly, faithful, loyal, smart, straightforward, and have a strong sense of responsibility.
The school year has also just begun and we send our best wishes to all students who are returning to school.
For Prep students it will be the first time they’ve entered the school gates. While Grade 6 students will find themselves in their last year of primary school.
Year 7 students will begin their high school journey and for year 12’s it will be the final year of schooling before heading off to further study, work or perhaps even some time abroad.
We have wonderful schools throughout the Oxley electorate with hardworking teachers and staff who do a tremendous job.
Late last year it was a privilege to welcome the Federal Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten to our community and showcase our fantastic local schools.
To ensure every child is given the quality education they deserve, it’s important that schools are given the appropriate resources they need.
When I visit schools throughout the electorate I’m constantly told about the importance of needs based funding. Principals, teachers and parents all tell me about the big difference this makes for students and how critical it is.
Every dollar makes a difference and I’ll be working to see that each and every Oxley school is given the funding it needs.
If you would like to share your story about how needs based funding is making a difference to your school or child, please contact my office on 3879 6440 or send me an email [email protected].
I look forward to visiting schools throughout the year and working closely with principals and teachers.
Good luck to all students for a great 2018.