Murwillumbah community invited to have their say over schools demerger

COMMUNITY consultation ahead of the demerger of the Murwillumbah Education Campus will begin next month, with the Department of Education running a series of face-to-face sessions.
Media Release

Starting on Monday 24 July 2023, students, staff, parents and carers at the four schools will have their own consultation sessions where they can ask questions and provide their input.

The sessions will help identify what is important to the school community before, during and after the transition.

Face-to-face sessions will be held across three days: Monday 24 July, Tuesday 25 July and Friday 28 July.

A link to the stakeholder feedback form will be emailed to those who are unable to attend while the broader community can provide feedback via

The Department will also be engaging with stakeholders from a cross-section of the community, including the Teachers’ Federation and the Aboriginal Education Consultative Group. Other interested parties will also be invited to get in contact via email.

In addition, the Minister for Education and Early Learning, Prue Car, will visit Murwillumbah early in Term 3 to meet with parents, teachers and the Member for Lismore, Janelle Saffin.

Janelle Saffin said: “At the election, the Minns Government committed to stop the merger and maintain four separate schools in Murwillumbah.”

“Now it is time to work with staff, students and families in the school communities to deliver the right solution.”

Minister Car said: “This consultation process shows the Minns Government is delivering on our commitment.”

“The Department’s consultation will be thorough and prompt so we do not keep the community waiting any longer than necessary about the future of their schools.”

DATE Wednesday 28 June 2023