Media release: For Education Week – Let’s Fix Bomaderry High

Media release: For Education Week – Let’s Fix Bomaderry High Main Image

Our public school teachers, principals and workers do an amazing job every day, but this year more than any has highlighted the special role they play in our kids’ lives.

This Education Week, Member for Gilmore, Fiona Phillips MP has thanked all education workers on the South Coast for supporting our community in a time of great need.

“Our teachers are simply amazing and this year we have seen them rise to the challenges we have faced from bushfires, floods and COVID-19, providing the strength and care we needed,” Fiona Phillips said.

“I know this hasn’t been easy, so I want to thank each and every one of our teachers and school staff for supporting our kids, parents and carers through these unprecedented times,” Mrs Phillips said.

Fiona Phillips has also taken the opportunity to call on the NSW and Australian Governments to develop a long-term plan for the flooding issues at Bomaderry High School.

The school regularly floods causing damage to science labs, classrooms and staff rooms. So far, the government has refused to do more than patch the damage, causing even more disruption and distress for students, parents and teachers.

“It is clear that the problems at Bomaderry High are not going away – just last week, we saw more flooding and more damage at the school in the rains,” Fiona Phillips said.

“Our kids have had enough disruption this year and they deserve better than a patch job. So for Education Week, I am asking the Minister – what’s the plan for Bomaderry High School?” she said.