EDUCATION Minister Adrian Piccoli's visit to Rooty Hill High School last Thursday was described as amicable, despite statewide uproar about the $1.7 billion education cuts.
The purpose was to welcome the new school captains and meet staff in their first three years of teaching.
But principal Christine Causey ensured the minister didn't leave without knowing her brutally honest take on the cuts in education he'd announced the day before.
Ms Causey, the former NSW Secondary Principals' Association president, is concerned learning outcomes could be affected with programs such as the digital education revolution being phased out.
"There should be more money for education. The community is devastated by the idea that it's going against what David Gonski recommended," she said.
Ms Cawsey also had a warning for the state government.
"There are 6000 students in western Sydney currently doing their HSC, who will vote in the next election," she said.
A community forum on the cuts is planned for later this month.