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One way to swell our volunteer ranks might be to better understand why people leave, writes Council Communications Officer, Janelle Kennard.

Council’s auditors, Tailored Accounts, outline the new Single Touch Payroll system, required by the tax office, and how it will affect P&Cs which employ staff.

There are several important upcoming bills and payments which P&Cs should be aware of, as well as a few forms which you should have already completed.

We’d like to congratulate Vivienne Pearce – long-serving, tireless and passionate volunteer for P&Cs and Council – on receiving a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) on Australia Day.

Did you know the Government is planning to offer free preschool for three-year-olds? Marina Spurgin, Council’s Early Learning Officer, would like to know what you think.

Liz Moyle from Maribyrnong Primary P&C shares how one fun event got people together, strengthened the school’s sustainability focus and raised funds, all while revitalising parents’ wardrobes!

Running a big school event — a fete or fair? Want to reduce the waste? We’ve compiled some things for your event-organising committee to consider.

Following last year’s ABC TV series ‘War On Waste’ there is renewed community focus on waste reduction. Council Communications Officer, Janelle Kennard, looks at what resources are available to help schools reduce their waste and ways that P&Cs can help.

A little thought and planning now, some shared goals and fresh ideas, and your P&C will be on track for a great year!

 

Some P&Cs provide complex services for parents which are essentially small business undertakings. What can you do when it gets too much for volunteers to manage? We spoke to several P&Cs who now employ an operations manager to oversee their businesses.

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