We are the peak body of ACT public school parent associations. We promote the interests of parents and other school community members to government.
We also help school parent associations to operate effectively.
Active Travel Tips
There are so many benefits (physical and mental health, environmental and social) of walking or riding to school, but it can be tricky to incorporate into the family routine.
We hope these tips help. And remember, you don't have to walk all the way, or every day!
Parents’ Council calls for rethink of school book-packs
Larger families and those on low incomes are being disadvantaged by the way many public schools arrange their annual ‘book-packs’.
The ACT Council of Parents and Citizens Associations says that schools and the Education Directorate need to better consider family finances and the quality of items when entering into contracts for the bundles of school supplies parents are asked to purchase each year.
Ready for the new year?
Get your plans for 2019 underway now for a great start to the year!
Reporting in our schools
End of year school reports will soon be on their way home, but many parents tell us they find them hard to interpret. The Education Directorate has provided more information for parents.
At our P&C: Business manager
Some P&Cs provide complex services for parents which are essentially small business undertakings. What can you do when it gets too much for volunteers to manage? We spoke to several P&Cs who now employ an operations manager to oversee their businesses.