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MANLY MP SUPPORTS OPPORTUNITY CLASS PETITION

Manly MP, James Griffin has thrown his support behind an ePetition opposing a reduction in Opportunity Class (OC) places in seven NSW Public Schools, including Balgowlah Heights.

Mr Griffin said the decision to halve the number of quality OC places in these schools fails to uphold the Minns Labor Government’s own commitment to support our public schools.

“While creating new OC classes in schools which currently don’t offer them is welcome, it shouldn’t be at the cost of schools which have been successfully conducting the classes for their intellectually gifted students.”


FINANCIAL WIN FOR LOCAL SPORTING GROUPS

Member for Manly, James Griffin said the distribution of funding under the 2023/24 Local Sports Grant Program will be a real shot in the arm for local sporting organisations.

“It is terrific to see so many sporting groups bolstered by the Program to the benefit of local sports men and women,” Mr Griffin said.

“A wide and diverse range of sports are covered with Rugby, Bowling, Sailing, Boardriding, Cricket and Triathlon events all receiving funding,” Mr Griffin said.


MANLY MP TALKS THE TALK – AND WALKS THE WALK

Manly MP, James Griffin, is encouraging local schools, parents and students to support Walk Safely to School Day next Friday, 10 May.

Mr Griffin said the national initiative, championed by the Pedestrian Council Australia, aims to encourage children to lead a healthier, more active lifestyle by simply walking at the beginning of the day, at lunchtime and at the end of each day.

“The 25th annual Walk Safely to School Day also coincides with National Road Safety Awareness Week and encourages reduced car-dependency.

“Less motor vehicles can reduce dangerous traffic congestion around schools and helps deliver important environmental benefits.