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Published 16th August 2016, 1:19pm

In response to a recent

report in the media regarding a meeting held with school parents earlier this

year, the Ministry would like to clarify the following:


The Minister of

Education, Honourable Tara Rivers, and Ministry staff have in fact met with PTA

members on a number of occasions to discuss the issues in the schools, to

solicit feedback and to address their concerns. 

The Ministry is unaware of these types of consultation meetings taking

place prior to 2013, and is committed to ensuring they continue.   These

meetings took place as follows:


•           PTA Forum (General) – December 2013

•           PTA Forum (Education Governance

Review) – November 2014

•           PTA Forum (Education Bill

Consultation) – June 2015

•           PTA Forum (General) – January 2016


In addition there

have been other consultation meetings held with students, teachers, and

principals in other formal and informal settings.


Based on the limited reporting of the last PTA forum, the Ministry would

like to provide the attached meeting notes. 

It is our hope that a clearer understanding will be gained once all the

information is put into proper context.

Meeting Notes Parent Forum
Meeting Notes Parent Forum - 21-JAN-16