About Us

We are the peak body for P&C associations in ACT public schools. We represent over 60,000 parents in 85 schools and assist our member P&C associations.

The parent voice

We have been representing parent and community views on public education to Government since 1954. We do this through:

  • communicating with decision makers and contributing to policy development
  • consulting with public school parent and community groups to identify issues and ideas for improving public education

For more information see Parent Voice.

Helping P&Cs

We also offer help, resources and training for Parent and Citizen Associations (P&Cs) in public schools and their volunteers so that these organisations can run smoothly.

Membership and affiliation

Our members are representatives from P&Cs across the ACT (see Membership). We welcome all parents, carers and community members with an interest in improving public education to join our activities.  Meetings are held on the last Tuesday of every month during school terms. See our events calendar for the details.

Council is affiliated with The Australian Council of State School Organisations (ACSSO) who advocate for parents at the federal level.

More about us

Check our FAQ or this Information Sheet to find out more about us.

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You can peruse our current policy document which details the views of Council on a wide range of educational issues.

Alternatively, read the latest Annual Report to see what we got up to last year, or take a look at our constitution (and By Laws) or our current strategic plan.

Our executive:

President: John Haydon

Vice Presidents: Kirsty McGovern-Hooley

Secretary: Cecilia Shlegel

Treasurer: Vacant

Committee: Sharon Ding, Andrew Bidwell, Joanne Forster, Adam Miller, Xiaoyan Lu, Vivienne Pearce.

Our office

Executive officer: Terry Sanders

Policy officer: Veronica Elliott

Communications officer: Janelle Kennard

Executive assistant: Rachel McGrath

Contact details.