Successive governments, academics and teachers themselves have noted an increasing issue in the teaching profession. This is the 8-10 year pay plateau which was highlighted in the recent Productivity Commission report into Schools’ Workforces.
The ACT government handed down its budget for the 2012-2013 fiscal year on 5 June. Council has been involved in the budget process by providing submissions to Treasury along with submitting our concerns directly to the government.
On Monday 3 September Prime Minister Julia Gillard addressed the National Press Club with her long awaited response to the Gonski Review of school funding. In addressing Gonski, the Prime Minister has initiated a National Plan for School Improvement, encompassing many of the issues facing our schools.
Evatt Primary School's Green Fair and Council's sustainability policy goes national
Hang on to This (HOTT) is a new magazine to help youth at risk of mental illness.
Council joined the Australian Education for Sustainability Alliance (AESA) in March to lobby politicians at Parliament House, requesting funding for a national sustainability curriculum.
The Governor-General Quentin Bryce unveiled a Rats of Tobruk Memorial Wall at Giralang Primary School in early May.
Council lobbies for greater support of migrant and refugee students learning English in ACT public schools.
Amalgamation of P&Cs in local areas into an area or regional committee covering a number of like or networked schools - schools having one or more delegates to the P&C.