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.

Chatting with other parents while the kids play isn’t new. In recognition that there is to more to gain — for individuals, the school and community — than simply a pleasant few hours, many P&Cs are organising opportunities for the whole school to take part. We talked to two of them.

How can you keep your P&C doors open to all parents?  Melissa Lee from the Council Office attended ACT Volunteering’s workshop on Inclusive Volunteering for Organisations and shares her learnings.

Normal Yap – Council Executive Member and delegate from Harrison School 

David Pollard – Gold Creek School P&C President and Council Treasurer 

It’s not exactly a glamorous topic, but understanding your P&C’s constitution will help you govern your association well – and legally!  Here are the answers to your constitution questions.

Many P&Cs are looking to re-invent themselves. So we wondered — if you were to start from scratch, what would your P&C look like? We caught up with Canberra’s newest P&C to find out how they approached it.

Council strives to be the parent voice on public education – and in 2020 we had a lot to say – but how does it work and what do we achieve?

The ACT Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) is a great way for schools to get involved in recycling, help the environment, and raise funds.

What is your P&C for? Right now is an excellent time to get everyone on board and reflect on what your P&C aims to achieve.

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