Nagoorin School meeting.
Nagoorin School meeting. JULIE-ANNE SCOTT

Residents oppose school closure

COULD the strength of one small town and a 40-page document save the Nagoorin State School from being mothballed?

The close-knit community at Nagoorin is counting on it.

With a July deadline to respond to DET, Nagoorin State School’s P&C produced a sensible and factual submission containing hard data and solid evidence to support their arguments.

Nagoorin P & C spokesperson Craig McLachlan said the P&C and community opposed the closing of the school because of a 100% increase in enrolments over the past year, seven new enrolments for 2011 and at least two more preps starting each year until 2015. The township is expanding with four more families moving in over the past year and three builders taking advantage of the release of more land to satisfy the growth in the region.

On July 17 four building blocks sold at auction, bringing to a total of five blocks sold in recent weeks. And just last week the Gladstone Regional Council announced plans to install a skate park.

“Infrastructure such as this with close proximity to Gladstone and guaranteed future enrolments needs to be preserved for future generations to come,” Mr McLachlan said.



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