Save Loyola SENIOR High School
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The Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta has recently decided to restructure the Catholic High Schools in the Mt Druitt Region, being: St Clare's Catholic High School, St Agnes Catholic High School and Loyola Senior High School.
The restructuring may result in:
- one or more of these campuses closing down for good; and/or
- redundancies for teachers, admin staff and executive staff.
I have been advised that no definite decision has yet been made on what the restructure will look like, but what is of great concern is that there is serious consideration being given to removing the senior school model (a Year 11 - 12 School). In other words, there is a real chance that there will no longer be a Loyola SENIOR High School. If this happens, it would destroy the culture and ethos of the Loyola we all know and love.
The final decision is intended to be made without any consultation with the school community, including students, parents, alumni and other affected community groups. I understand a decision will be made in the next month, with all changes implemented by 2020, which means that current students and next year's Year 11 intake will not be affected by the changes.
Loyola Senior High School made me the person who I am today. It provided a unique culture, ethos and experience that only a senior high school could. For Loyola to lose its status as a Senior high school, with a focus on the issues and educational needs that only senior students require, would be in my view a terrible result.
I am hoping that enough people from the Loyola Senior High School community will support this petition so that the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta will listen to those that they have ignored in making this decision. I intend to send the results of this petition both to the Diocese and Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen so that they can see and understand that Loyola Senior High School provided a special and beneficial education that only a high school with a senior cohort and focus could.
Please sign this petition to protect, maintain and promote the only school that can continue to create men and women for others, just like who we are all today.
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