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.
We also offer help, resources and training for Parent and Citizen Associations (P&Cs), Preschool Parent Assocaitions (PPAs) and other similar parent bodies in public schools and their volunteers so that these organisations can run smoothly.
Membership and affiliation
Our members are representatives from parent associations 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
You can peruse our current policy document which details the views of Council on a wide range of educational issues.
President: Kirsty McGovern-Hooley
Vice Presidents: Andrew Bidwell, John Haydon
Secretary: Cecilia Shlegel
Committee: Sharon Ding, Vivienne Pearce, Jayne Trustum, Crystal Cox, Jane Koitka, Bonnie Roppola.
Find mnore about our volunteers in our 'Why I Volunteer' series.
Executive officer: Terry Sanders
Policy officer: Veronica Elliott
Communications officer: Janelle Kennard
Early Learning officer: Marina Spurgin
Executive assistant: Melissa Lee