Before hitting the supercity proper the #Betterfunding van spent a day in the North West rural area on the southern Kaipara and everywhere it was met with support. We’ve said it before: people in the provinces get the need for fair and equitable funding of education. They know that cuts to schooling and pre-school bite particularly hard in smaller communities.
Early in the day Melissa Jackson from Waimauku School joined Tony Dunn and Chris Stuart on the van visiting Waimauku Shool and kindergarten.
It was then on to Helensville Primary and Parakai School where teaching and support staff turned out to show their support. The day ended at Kaipara College, where Teacher Aide Lee Fitzsimmons summarised the thoughts of all when she expressed concerns about the impact of poor funding decisions on vulnerable children.