9 petitions

Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to Mrs C A Wilson

Sudbury Ormiston Academy to offer GCSE ICT/ Computer Science after year 7

Year 7’s at Sudbury Ormiston Academy are offered one year of ICT, then the subject is dropped from the curriculum with no option to take GCSE Computer Science/ ICT. So students currently have no choice in the matter although both of the other local high schools offer this. We basically need enough willing parents/ students to back this as an option, as we have been informed that if enough students are good at the subject and enough parents ask for it, this can be added as a “bolt on GCSE”. We think it should be added to the curriculum as a subject. It is a technological age and everybody uses computers throughout their lives! Our main reasons for starting this petition is due to my brother having dyslexia and would be heavily reliant on computers daily to help him, but after year 7 he will not get this option at this school. Unfortunately we were unable to get into any other school. But we think ALL children should be taught this subject as it gives good life skills. Our current year 10 was not advised that if enough interest was there that a bolt on subject could be added, perhaps if it was made apparent more parents might of been willing to come forward. If you agree with us and believe that ICT/ Computer Science should be added as a compulsory subject on the curriculum then please sign this petition and share so we get the message out to as many parents as possible! Thank you! :)

Lois O'Beirne
411 supporters
Update posted 5 months ago

Petition to Marise Payne, Hon. Dan Tehan MP, Tanya Plibersek, Merryn Clarksmith, Anglican Schools Commission of the Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn, Andrew Herring

Reinstate Indonesian classes at The Anglican School Googong 2019!

ProblemA last-minute decision has been made by the Anglican School Googong's principal, Merryn Clarksmith, to discontinue the Indonesian language program in 2019. It is said that this is so that future language program options may be considered. This is despite the immense popularity and success of the current K-7 Indonesian program, which was originally planned to be offered to each year level as the school expands to K-12 by 2023.The decision to discontinue Indonesian was made without school consultation and without regard for the interests of the students and school community. The culture of Indonesian study will be damaged and students will fall behind other Australian Indonesian learners.SolutionAll Australians concerned with improving international relations and raising the next generation of Indonesian experts must join in putting pressure on the school to reverse the decision to cancel the Indonesian program.School community members - parents, carers and students - need to let the school know that they value the current Indonesian program (and that, at this private school, we pay for that value).The school principal, the school board and the Anglican diocese need to be told by the school community that such a rash decision should be reversed or that a dialogue with the community be opened before decisions about changing the Indonesian program are made.Our voices need to be heard loud and clear before the Googong Indonesian language culture is irreparably damaged!

Irma Banks
317 supporters