As public schools prepare to reopen for face-to-face learning, the ACT Council of Parents and Citizens Associations issued an open letter expressing the gratitude of parents to school staff.

ACT Council of Parents and Citizens Associations President, Kirsty McGovern-Hooley, this morning said the following in relation to the plan to return to school announced by Minister Berry:

The sweep of shut downs and restrictions imposed by COVID-19 have created a whole new range of challenges for P&Cs. We caught up with a few to see how they were adapting. 

The ACT Council of Parents and Citizens Associations - the peak body for public school parents - supports starting Term 2 with remote learning and is encouraging more parent input. 

Information and advice for Parent Associations

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National Reconciliation Week in May is a great time for families – and school communities – to explore and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and achievements. There are many ways to be involved.

An innovative project is bringing entrepreneurial thinking to help school canteens create a café feel.

Long-time Council volunteer, Sharon Ding, was recognisesharon with caption.PNGd with an Excellence in Making Inclusion Happen award at the ACT Chief Minister's Inclusion Awards at the end of last year.

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Marina Spurgin, Council’s Early Learning Officer, looks into play, playgroups and the role parent associations might play.

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