The ACT Council of Parents and Citizens Associations, which represents ACT public school parents, believes that student safety is being jeopardised at some schools by inadequacies in the new bus network.
The ACT Council of Parents and Citizens Associations (Council) welcomes the move away from religious chaplains in ACT public schools. The Council, which represents parents at the Territory’s public schools, recognises that ACT schools must be secular and that the real need is for qualified mental health professionals in our schools.
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.
The ACT Council of Parents and Citizens Associations – the peak body for Canberra’s public school parents – questions whether today’s budget does enough to cater for a growing student population