Redcliffs School closure plan wrong

The Government’s proposal to consult on the closure of Redcliffs School not only goes against the best geotechnical advice, but more importantly goes against the best educational outcomes for Redcliffs children and the health of our community, Port Hills MP Ruth Dyson says.

“I have seen several geotechnical reports which show that the Redcliffs school site is safe. Of course there is some remedial work required and no-one would want their children at school in a site where there is a risk of harm, but Hekia Parata has made the wrong call.

“Residents and parents will be devastated and they will be angry, something that will undoubtedly be reflected in their submissions.

“The site can be made safe and the school returned to being the heart of the community, of growing and learning together and of leading a strong community in the future.

“Ms Parata is well known for making decisions that go against the wishes of our communities. Redcliffs School should not be another victim of her faux consultation process,” Ruth Dyson says.