Petition to Chris Grayling MP, Gareth Llewellyn
Introduce government target for driving test waiting times to be less than 30 days
At the moment, learner drivers across the UK face long waiting periods for driving tests.In Cambridgeshire, the wait is over 3 months from the time of booking.This is unacceptable as there should be sufficient accessibility to the service, particularly when it costs money for people to keep having lessons right up to the test.If someone fails their test, instead of being able to rectify the error with another lesson then retake in a few weeks, they have to wait months. In August 2015, Phil Lloyd of the DVSA stated that they aim to give a driving test within 6 weeks. "We aim to offer tests within 6 weeks by early next year" This has clearly not been fulfilled and is still not a short enough time frame. Greater investment into driving test centres, with more staff and more centres would give the capacity for more tests, particularly on weekends. A target waiting period of 30 days should be introduced to ensure all test centres provide equal availability, as wait periods of 3 months is unacceptable.
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! :)
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!
Petition to Australian Department of Education
UNBLOCK COOL MATH GAMES
Coolmathgames.com is a well-known site, teaching maths with fun and entertaining games. We could learn and having fun at the same time. But now that it has been blocked, we can no longer do so. We must fight this injustice! So please, teachers, students, everyone, join us in the fight to bring our favourite maths site back. We can do this together!