KINDERGARTENS through to universities were represented at the first comprehensive showcase of the south-west’s government education sector.
Organisers of the Warrnambool and District Network of Schools expo said they had a flurry of inquiries from parents and prospective students at the weekend event, held at the Lighthouse Theatre for the first time.
Grassmere Primary School principal Warwick Price said the expo was an opportunity for all government schools to band together and inform the public of the sector’s achievements.
“It exceeded all expectations, particularly because it was an inaugural event,” Mr Price said.
“The intention of the day was to showcase the diversity of schools we have in the Warrnambool and district network, alongside the council-run kindergartens and Deakin University.
“Having so many of our local principals and teachers in the one room provided easy access for any families wanting to discuss their child’s education and plenty of people took advantage of the opportunity.”
Warrnambool mayor Michael Neoh and Moyne Shire mayor James Purcell jointly opened the event.