Anger over proposed Christchurch school closures is showing no signs of abating with the Prime Minister seeing opposition to the restructure first hand today.
John Key turned down an invitation to talk to one of the schools affected but when he turned up to open a nearby factory protesting parents were waiting.
Unlike many of the proposed closures, Yaldhurst Model School was barely touched by the earthquakes.
"We had no earthquake damage at all," says Acting Principal Ann-Marie Garden.
"We were actually the first school to open after the February 22nd earthquake. So we can't understand why they're trying to close us."
The restructure plan announced in September would see 13 schools in the greater Christchurch area close down, with 18 likely to merge and seven relocated.
Supporters of the rural decile 7 school say merging with a suburban decile 2 school will be detrimental to both and they believe parents will simply take their children further afield to another country school.
"Some of our parents actually travel quite a distance to come to our school because while it's on the boundary of Christchurch city, it is a country school and that's what they want their children to attend," says Garden.
But the Prime Minister says nothing is set in stone.
"We take on board fully their concerns. I give them my word we'll be looking at what they say, I can't guarantee we'll agree with them, we haven't made any decisions yet," he said.
Meanwhile, The Ministry of Education published the rationales behind the proposals online today and the individually-tailored documents have already been provided to the schools.
Deputy Secretary, Regional Operations, Katrina Casey says her team has also met with the principals and board chairs and has given them full property and engineering reports.
The rationale documents expand and clarify information already provided to schools, covering three key areas - people movement, land, and buildings.
"Each school can see analysis of its own roll movements, and that of surrounding schools, as well as the impact of population movement and the outcomes of geotechnical land and building assessments," Casey says.
"This week, the Ministry, and the independent property professionals and engineers who wrote the reports, have met with the schools.
"It's given them the chance to ask initial questions and we know there will be more once schools have been able to digest this detail. My team has offered follow up meetings at a time that suits," she says.
The Ministry of Education has published the rationale documents on its Shaping Education website, which you can view here.