Parental pass mark for plan

WARWICK parents have welcomed the release of the master plan, saying it will give peace of mind in the years to come.

One parent, whose daughter will be in Year 7 when it merges into high school, said while she hadn't seen the plan, she was pleased with what it aimed to do.

"I welcome any solution that helps to make the education experience better for students," she said.

"I couldn't say whether this plan will or not."

The parent, who wished to remain anonymous, said she was not concerned about the State Government's plan to shift Year 7 into high school. She said her only concern was the effect it would have on student numbers at smaller state primary schools.

"As someone who grew up in NSW and started Year 7 in high school, that (merging) wasn't an issue," she said.

"There's a lot of 'Chicken Little' about how badly it will affect everyone. The only area I'm worried is that the smaller school will lose pupils."

Southern Downs Regional Council Mayor Ron Bellingham said he would wait until he saw the plan before commenting.

The Warwick State High School master plan is online at the school's website: www.warwickshs.eq.edu.au


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