So, yes, like Central New Brighton, any merger won't take place for 3 years. So, in the worst case scenario the two schools merge at the beginning of 2016. We now have until December 7th this year to consult with the community and have a response to the proposal ready to be put forward to the ministry. There's another date of April 5th when something else happens, but I didn't quite catch what the principal was saying when he talked about that. Apparently there's an email coming out which will have all the dates and the full timeline. The good news is that Seth at least will be finished primary school even if the worst happens but that's still not good enough for me :D We're still going to fight the decision as it is anyway, but at least there's breathing space. So, better than 28 days, but 10 weeks still isn't long.