Burnie to host Education Forum

As per a resolution at last week’s Council meeting, Burnie will host a public forum to discuss the proposed changes in the Education Act, particularly in relation to lowering the school starting age for Prep by six months.

The forum will be held at the Burnie High School on Friday 19 August from 6pm until 7pm. Education Minister Jeremy Rockliff will present the proposed changes to the Education Act. The Secretary of the Department of Education, Jenny Gale, will join the Minister to discuss the proposed changes and their implementation.

Burnie City Council Mayor Anita Dow said, “The proposed changes to the Education Act, in particular the lowering of the school starting age for Prep from 5 years to 4 years and six months has sparked debate within the community, and this public forum will provide the appropriate platform for informed discussion on the topic.”

“Anyone who has an interest in the proposed changes is encouraged to come along to the forum.”

For further information please contact

Janine Phillips
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
03 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728

Email: jphillips@burnie.net