Funding freeze hitting hard.

Debbie Dickson, principal of Remarkables Primary School at Queenstown was only too happy to speak out for Better Funding in a story which lead the Southern Television broadcast on the day the campaign rolled through town.

Debbie with NZEI field officer Paula Reynolds.

Debbie with NZEI field officer Paula Reynolds.

“The importance for this campaign is to keep the children as the centre,” she says.  “We need to ensure we are providing quality education that is future focused. To do this we need the right resources for teachers, students and the community.”
Here’s Channel 39 news in the South with a story on the Better Funding tour – it’s clear that the funding freeze is hitting this school hard.
The story starts about a minute into this video and features some thoughts from principal Debbie Dickson and board chair Jane Hughes from Remarkables Primary, NZEI’s Paula Reynolds, and parent Simon Small. It’s clear that the funding freeze is hitting this school hard.
Well said by everyone! https://youtu.be/eHkGKGQLO-o
Thanks to Southern Television for this link.

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