November 6th, 2006 at 09:52am
I would just like to take a few moments to thank Dickson College Board Chair, Sally Rose, for her hard work over the last few months in the Save Dickson College campaign. Sally, as many of you would have heard reported on Friday, quit her job in order to be able to dedicate enough time as needed to the campaign.
On Saturday afternoon I presented Sally with a certificate of appreciation and a box of chocolates, presumably on behalf of the Dickson College community. Sally’s work, amongst many others, has been invaluable, and whilst I’m sure she wanted nothing more than to present an extremely convincing argument to the ACT government, I think it is only fair that her, and everyone else who contributed, be recognised in some way.
Submissions relating to the ACT government’s “Towards 2020” potential closure of 39 schools plan have now closed, but the campaign is not over, it is important that the government continues to hear “noise” showing that the community is concerned, and was not just producing endless press releases during the submission process. This means that feedback about the submission process, and events showing the importance of the 39 schools in question must continue over the coming weeks.
Dickson College will be celebrating its 30th birthday on Friday November 17 between 4pm and 7pm at Dickson College. Sally Rose will be on 2CC’s drive show at about 3:10pm today to talk about this wonderful event, I’m sure that, at some stage in the interview, the fact that Dickson’s future is looking bright with enrollments up considerably, will be mentioned, as the future is just as important to the celebrations as the past.