Richmond High School Choices first formed in 2006.
With the support of local member of parliament Richard Wynne in 2007, some progress was made via an expanded set of options.
In 2010 the Government extended these options until the completion of a review into secondary school provision for boys in the inner city.
Recently we have been in dialogue with the State Government Minister for Education – the Hon. Martin Dixon MP, along with Adam Bandt, the Federal MP for Melbourne. Copies of correspondence is available on our Resources page.
During 2012, several relevant developments occurred in Richmond and surrounding areas.
The council of Hawthorn Secondary College passed a motion to review the school’s future strategy. A series of Community Advisory Group meetings commenced in March 2013. Further information regarding the review is available here.
During 2012, the Local Member for Prahran, Clem Newton-Brown, was given approximately $200K in funding to undertake a feasibility study into the establishment of a new secondary school in the Prahran area. The consultant’s report is expected to be released in April 2013.
In November 2012, the City of Yarra Council passed a unanimous motion to undertake some internal analysis into the demographic issues relating to the need for secondary education in Richmond, and more broadly, in the City of Yarra.