Ryde Schools



Ryde has the school with the highest maintenance backlog in the whole of Sydney, and a total backlog of $8,608,523 That is a disgrace (You can read all about the Liberal Government's school maintenance shame here)

  School Maintenance Backlog
1 Marsden High School $2,882,626
2 Denistone East Public School $1,063,999
3 Ryde Public School $986,162
4 Ermington Public School $750,893
5 Epping Boys High School $596,979
6 West Ryde Public School $563,549
7 North Ryde Public School $502,762
8 Kent Road Public School $369,572
9 Eastwood Heights Public School $343,715
10 Meadowbank Public School $259,049
11 Ardnell School $112,343
12 Truscott Street Public School $109,480
13 Eastwood Public School $67,394

This petition is part of a community campaign to get a fair go for all schools in Ryde, for their students and teachers.

Education should always be a priority, and I need your help to get facilities at our local schools to the right standard.


I support investment in public education.

With a maintenance backlog of $8,608,523 in Ryde, and $775 million across NSW, I want the government to prioritise investment in our schools.

Of particular concern is Marsden High, which over the space of 1 year has:

  • Become the school with the HIGHEST maintenance backlog in Sydney (up from 3rd)
  • Had it's maintenance backlog blowout from $2.16 million to nearly $2.9 million

Like all Schools in Ryde, Marsden High is a great school with amazing students and teachers. I call on the Government to invest in our schools, and fix the maintenance backlog across Ryde.

Who's signing

Liz Holmes
Brian Dewberry
Joanne Gartside
Adrian Sarroff
emma rose
Niki Cosier
Ken Hardy
Deborah Riley
Randal MacDonald
Daniel Khodr
Julie Maley
Oscar Elwin
Kate Elwin
Philia Zioga
Marie Sillars
Janette Eade
Amit Mehra
Nitin Chhatwal
Catherine Chan
Megan Coloma
neda jovasevic
Erin Mitchell
Ros Williamson
Jane Cadwgan
Renee Linton-Simpkins
Barbara Battin
Juliet Rogers
Julie Wakeman
Prama Murugasu
Frances Vella
91 signatures

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Showing 79 reactions

  • Liz Holmes
    signed 2018-06-07 11:32:39 +1000
  • Brian Dewberry
    signed via 2018-04-07 10:33:29 +1000
    The property development in this area has bought a huge amount of extra pupils attending the local Schools. Victor Dominello and the NSW Premier who grew up and were residents in this area, have been very reticent and ignoring helping the Residents who voted them in. They have been very inactive and inadequate to supply proper School accommodation which has had an increasing growth of students for a generation . Unlike when they grew up here. The Premier went to Peter Board. What have they done with that? They sold it. Also the School in Smalls Road with the large Sporting fields is not being utilised. It may be very apparent they have neglected the People who voted them in. Yet Victor Dominello could not resist a photo opportunity at Smalls Road School in The Northern District Times saying what he was going to do with the Schooling in the area.
  • Joanne Gartside
    signed 2017-12-20 19:03:52 +1100
  • Adrian Sarroff
    signed 2017-06-02 07:09:13 +1000
  • emma rose
    signed 2017-04-24 00:38:43 +1000
  • Niki Cosier
    signed 2017-03-07 22:59:16 +1100
  • Ken Hardy
    signed 2017-03-07 18:55:29 +1100
  • Deborah Riley
    signed 2017-02-11 12:33:03 +1100
    Marsden should not be neglected like this. Those poor kids sitting in this heat. Let’s remove the air con from the offices of the people making the decisions and see how they go…
  • Randal MacDonald
    signed 2017-02-09 17:46:54 +1100
    Please proiritise Marsden High- my son will be attending there next year
  • Daniel Khodr
    signed 2017-02-06 17:46:43 +1100
  • Julie Maley
    signed 2017-02-06 17:08:08 +1100
  • Oscar Elwin
    signed 2017-02-06 16:19:19 +1100
  • Kate Elwin
    signed 2017-02-05 23:11:44 +1100
    My son attends Marsden High School and it is a wonderful school full of passionate teachers and students who deserve the overdue maintenance to take place. There are basic needs that are not being met at Marsden due to this lack of funding.
  • Philia Zioga
    signed 2017-02-05 21:09:31 +1100
    Philia Zioga
  • Marie Sillars
    signed 2017-02-05 19:29:17 +1100
    The children of this State deserve better than this “penny pinching” they are the future so give them the dignity and respect that they deserve
  • Janette Eade
    signed 2017-01-31 09:01:08 +1100
  • Amit Mehra
    signed 2017-01-30 23:34:39 +1100
  • Nitin Chhatwal
    signed 2017-01-25 01:50:12 +1100
    for Ryde Public School.

    Build more walk bridge across the 6 lane busy Lane Cove Road for kids to cross and walk up to school, since traffic is bad.. Or free bus for kids to schools

    On other note Ryde shall get its own light rail..
  • Catherine Chan
    signed 2016-11-28 19:03:11 +1100
    Our suburbs are all being ruined by overdevelopment with no infrastructure to cater for such increases to our communities. Our local streets are clogged with cars, parking to catch buses and trains, as there is nowhere for people to park, other than in the streets. To get in and out of the Ryde area now is almost impossible! Every time you go for a drive , you see more chainwire fencing going up around more and more properties waiting to be demolished for more unit towers! It is out of control. The Baird Government has changed/sold off our suburbs to greedy developers. I’m all for development and progress, but this is just over the top!! I’ve lived in the Ryde area for 31 years!! It is so sad what’s happening to our suburb!!
  • Megan Coloma
    signed 2016-11-23 22:24:42 +1100
  • neda jovasevic
    signed 2016-11-23 14:08:20 +1100
  • Erin Mitchell
    signed 2016-11-22 19:09:31 +1100
  • Ros Williamson
    signed 2016-11-22 15:53:00 +1100
    I have had 3 grandchildren at Denistone East and have a warm connection with that school, and Meadowbank School also. What is more important that educating our kids to the best standard possible in a safe environment.
  • Jane Cadwgan
    signed 2016-11-21 19:36:38 +1100
  • Renee Linton-Simpkins
    signed 2016-11-21 16:46:38 +1100
  • Barbara Battin
    signed 2016-11-21 16:28:09 +1100
  • Juliet Rogers
    signed 2016-11-21 14:52:50 +1100
  • Julie Wakeman
    signed 2016-11-16 22:29:13 +1100
  • Prama Murugasu
    signed 2016-11-16 20:28:02 +1100
  • Frances Vella
    signed 2016-11-16 18:55:45 +1100