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We are looking for a highly motivated and energetic person to provide support to the Executive of Council, liaise with ACT public school parent association volunteers, the Education Directorate, political parties and other stakeholders, and manage a small office team.

Being awarded the ACT Council of Social Service’s Award for Ingenuity in Reconciliation is “wonderful encouragement” for Council.

As the ACT’s single-use-plastics ban comes into effect for a small number of plastic items, some P&Cs are going above and beyond the ban — reducing the plastics they use and pressuring manufacturers to follow suit.

P&Cs excel at building connectedness in school communities. But how do you do that in lockdown, when it is needed more than ever? Janelle Kennard, Council's Communication Officer did some digging (and googling!) and a bit of brainstorming to come up with some options.

2021 COVID Lockdown 

Council takes its role as the parent voice on public education seriously.  

Here’s what we have heard about Returning to School, and what has happened when your voices have been raised.

2021 COVID Lockdown 

Council takes its role as the parent voice on public education seriously.  

2021 COVID Lockdown 

Council takes its role as the parent voice on public education seriously.  

Here’s what you have told us and what has happened when we've raised your voices about schools and lockdown.

Parents’ early years at school are a critical point to get engaged. So we think every primary school should have an Early Learning Parent Representative. Marina Spurgin, Council’s Early Learning Officer, talked to several reps to find out what the role involves and the benefits they see.

Information and advice for Parent Associations

Amid renewed calls for changes to school-based sex education to include consent, Policy Officer, Veronica Elliott, recaps Council’s work in this area in the past few years.

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