Modern living has not been good for many of our children but communities can turn it around, writes Professor Tom Cochrane of the University of Canberra.
Council’s Policy Officer, Veronica Elliott, looks behind the headlines boasting that ACT schools out-score other states on NAPLAN tests. But if ours are not the country’s best schools, how can Council – with your help – make them better?
It’s smart thinking to have schools sign up to sustainability. It saves money and supports the environment. Jenny Dibley, Manager of the Schools Unit at ACT Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development explains how the Actsmart Schools program helps schools become more sustainable.
It is easy for P&C office bearers to take on too much, struggle with too few volunteers and then feel burnt out at the end of year. The best way to avoid this is to begin planning now.
How can you get more parents involved? It’s a perennial question. We took a look at a friendly approach that is working at Fraser Primary.
Creating and promoting healthy canteen foods, without going out of business, remains a challenge for many P&Cs. We caught up with a couple of school canteens to hear about their journeys.
Online safety is a huge concern for many parents. The Education Directorate have provided this update on what schools do to keep your kids safe, and what you can do at home.
Mandy Weidmann, known as Australia’s ‘Fundraising Whisperer’, shares her tips for welcoming new parents to the school — and hopefully your P&C.
Maclaren Wall, Council’s Policy Officer, explains what our schools can expect from the new ACT Government and how Council will continue to be involved.
P&C Council has long been asking for ways to make it easier for time-strapped canteens to provide healthier foods. Some new players have stepped up to the challenge, supplying healthier options your canteen – and customers – will love.