Parents not consulted about ‘pop-up school’

School move: Penshurst Public is being rebuilt from the start of 2019. All the students (about 450) will be moved down the road to Peakhurst West Public School.
School move: Penshurst Public is being rebuilt from the start of 2019. All the students (about 450) will be moved down the road to Peakhurst West Public School.

Re the article ‘‘Pop-up school for students’’ (Leader, September 13).

Never has there been a better reason to bring back school buses and free bus passes for primary school kids.

The best way to solve this traffic issue this will create will be to get those kids out of individual cars and onto buses.

Why not make it a Sydney-wide initiative.

If school populations are set to boom we need to change the way students get to and from school now.

Melissa Derwent 

Who are the stakeholders that were consulted?

Obviously parents of students aren’t considered stakeholders as I wasn’t consulted and I’m not aware of anyone that was.

Parking is already a nightmare at Peakhurst West.

Would love to know what the parking plan is?

And the logistics of merging two schools together and coordinating sports, break times etc seems quite difficult.

Jo Douglas 

I am so angry. I have an Autistic child that will be in year 6 in 2019 at Penshurst Public school and we haven’t even been told yet.

This is ridiculous.

I will be giving them a mouthful I can assure you.

Tammy Zielinski 

This is ridiculous. A “pop-up school”!

Why bypass other areas and local schools to make kids/parents travel so far away?

If circuses and other travelling shows can use areas like Penshurst Park why can’t that space be appropriated for a temporary school ground?

Jen King 

When are people going to realise that this Liberal//National government takes the voters for granted.

Do something about it vote them out next election, get a government that cares and listened to your concerns

Eliane Ambroisine 

Council allows 15 storey apartment blocks on mass in Hurstville so of course the schools of the area will need to be upgraded too – to accommodate the influx of children.

No doubt buses will be arranged to take the kids back to Penshurst or OOSH.

Judith McCarthy