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Students have choice of either Bulli or Heathcote for secondary education

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Bulli High School. Picture: Google Streetview

STUDENTS currently enrolled at Helensburgh Public School, and their siblings, will have the choice of enrolling either at Heathcote High School or Bulli High School.

State MP for Heathcote Lee Evans acknowledged the unique context around the three schools, and met with the Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell to ensure families in his electorate weren’t impacted negatively.

“When I heard of the concerns at Helensburgh, I met with Minister Mitchell to ensure families in our region were given choice and flexibility when it comes to the Department of Education’s enrolment policy,” Mr Evans said.

“I am absolutely committed to making life easier for families and parents in our electorate; and I am happy to fight in Parliament for solutions to issues that face our community. In April, it was acknowledged that incorrect information had been provided to parents of current students across these schools, creating a misunderstanding.

“Heathcote High School remains the designated high school for Helensburgh families, however, offering this choice will support existing school families who have had an expectation of being able to choose either of the high schools,” Mr Evans said.

In future, new families living in Helensburgh who enrol children in Helensburgh Public School will be subject to the normal enrolment policy when applying to go to high school: if they wish to apply to Bulli High School, their application will be dealt with as non-local enrolment request.

About Mick Roberts

A Sydney journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.

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