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Alexandria Park Community School

Category: Organisation
Binomial Name: State of New South Wales
Location:Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Subject Matter:Education
Summary Information:
Alexandria Park Community School is part of an education initiative of the New South Wales Government, Building the Future. The government has committed (AUD) $100 million to address the issue of declining enrolments in inner Sydney schools.

Under the initiative a number of public schools - Alexandria, Redfern, Erskineville and Waterloo, together with Cleveland Street High School have been developed into a single school. This single school is a multi-campus school on the Alexandria Park Public School and Cleveland Street High School sites.

The school will cater for a predominantly Indigenous student population.
Detailed Information:
The new school will cater for the needs of pre-school to year 12 students. 'It will focus on excellence in teaching and learning, a sports development program, technology and a rich, varied arts program.' (NSW Department of Education and Training, 'Community Focus for Alexandria Park School', (NSW Department of Education & Training, 'Community focus for Alexandria Park School' (Media Release, 14 November 2001)).

Although catering for students to year 12, 'its reach is wider than the students - it also includes their families and community.' A Telstra Foundation project 'will result in literacy, numeracy and other programs for parents and other adult members of the Indigenous community being offered through the school…The school is committed to providing education from an Indigenous perspective and to promoting lifelong learning. Students learn an Indigenous language as part of their studies.' (University of Technology Sydney, UTS: Education, News and Events, 'School partnership to boost Indigenous education').

Related Entries

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  • Memorandum of Understanding between Alexandria Park Community School and University of Technology, Sydney
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  • Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning
  • University of Technology Sydney

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