The project liaison officer for the creation of Armidale’s new high school is encouraging the Armidale community to share their ideas in community engagement sessions over the coming weeks.
Armidale High School Deputy Principal Kris Croft, who has taken the role of project liaison officer, says everyone who has an interest in the design and establishment of the new school is invited to join.
“On behalf of both the existing high schools and the project reference group, we are organising a series of community focus groups in August and September,” Kris says.
“We have already held special interest focus groups for Aboriginal services and community, arts and cultural services, sporting services and clubs and P&C representatives and educators. We will hold further sessions for these groups as time goes on.
“Other special interest focus groups are still being created based on topics suggested by people using our feedback forms, and we have a number of general parent and community focus groups scheduled for people who just want to get involved and make their views known coming up on Monday, August 21, Monday, August 31, and Monday and Tuesday September 4 and 5.”
Kris saidt the focus group discussions will cover every aspect of creating the new school, including the transition period during construction.
“To make this the best possible school for our Armidale students into the future, we encourage parents of current high schoolers, primary students and pre-schoolers to get involved in sharing ideas and contributing to planning,” she says.
“We are strongly committed to holding open discussions and sharing information.”