Media Releases

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The ACT Council of Parents and Citizens Associations (Council) proudly congratulates Vivienne Pearce on being recognised tonight with a 'Friend of Public Education Award', presented by the Australian Education Union as part of Public Education Week.

Canberra’s key public-school parent group, the ACT Council of Parents and Citizens Associations (Council), is strongly critical of The Canberra Times’ plan to print school league tables in tomorrow’s paper.

Public school parents are worried that the ACT education budget will be left short-changed after a Federal preschool subsidy scheme has been restructured.

An alarming majority of parents consider roads around ACT schools unsafe, regard traffic volumes as unmanageable, and find parking, pick-up and set-down at school difficult. These are the disturbing results of a survey of over 1000 public school parents conducted by the ACT Council of P&C Associations.

The ACT Council of P&C Associations – the peak representative body for ACT public school parents - is calling upon the ACT Government to match the Federal Government’s $180 000 chaplaincy money with funds for secular counsellors.

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