The Education Directorate have provided this update on the new system-wide template for student reports, along with a preview of some of the features of the template and how the content is generated.

Council has been voicing parent concerns about violence in schools for some time. Here is an update on our work in this area and how parents can be involved.

Parent associations contribute to their communities in all sorts of ways. At Mount Rogers Primary school, that includes getting people together to keep fit!

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.

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