Postcode should not determine destiny.
We are proud of where we live and proud of where we learn.

John Hattie commenting on ‘It’s Just a Postcode’  said:

“And if postcode is destiny then I am in trouble —  In the NZ system schools are funded by decile (1 low) and 10 (high) and the two primary schools I attended are still decile 1.   If we do not believe education is a way to make sure postcode does not matter then we are in the wrong business.”

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The shared work of learning: Lifting educational achievement through collaboration

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Schools as Banks for Social Capital – Prospectus

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“We primarily have schools to fulfill the important role of educating our children. But in places such as Dandenong, they can play such a wider and indeed critical role enhancing the well being and connectedness of the diverse communities in which they serve.”

Simon McKeon AO
Chairman AMP

“Our community can not be defined by a four digit postcode. Australia has been built on the foundation of giving everyone a fair go – regardless of the colour of their skin, their culture, their religious beliefs or where they live.”

– Mark Dreyfus QC MP
Shadow Attorney-General, Shadow Minister for the Arts

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