October 26, 2012  |  Member's statement

Essendon Keilor College and Niddrie Primary School: fete

Last Saturday, 20 October, I attended two important community events in the Niddrie electorate. In the morning I attended a real old-fashioned fete, titled Fun Day Out, jointly held on the grounds of Essendon Keilor College and Niddrie Primary School. The weather was perfect, and a fun day was had by all. However, underneath the entertainment and fun for all ages was an important message – our public schools need public investment.

Essendon Keilor College is a high-profile case of a school in urgent need of attention, which is recognised by all from the Minister for Education down, and all concerned are  eagerly waiting for some good news in next year’s state budget.

Special mentions  go to Jess Weston, Nicole Kotoski, Sarah Patterson and Cynthia Ryan, the key organisers behind the success of the Fun Day Out, and also to the Rotary Club of Keilor East for its assistance on the day.