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With children using computers ever more at home and at school, Ann Thomson, Director of the RSI and Overuse Injury Association of the ACT, has some important information for parents and tips for avoiding injury.

Kirsty McGovern-Hooley, outgoing Treasurer at Farrer Primary School, shares a fun and successful fundraiser – their Father’s Day Movie Night.

Rebecca Bray from the ACT Education Directorate outlines the career planning tools created for public school students and how to assist your child.
Council’s Policy Officer, Maclaren Wall, takes a look at what Council is doing in response to last year’s expert report into students with complex needs and challenging behaviour.

We’ve managed to distil our key advice for P&C office bearers to just five points!

Calwell High School’s canteen dining space is getting a café-style make over and ‘how to’ guides are set to make the transformation easier to copy at other schools as well.

The ACT Principals Association, Companion House and Council have teamed up to host a forum to help schools create a sense of belonging for migrant and refugee parents and students.

Jackie Neill, teacher at Lyons Early Childhood School tells of the fun, creative and engaging learning opportunities created by ‘Loose Parts Play’, and how parents can try it at home.

The release of the report of the Expert Panel on Students with Complex Needs and Challenging Behaviour last year highlighted how much work is still needed to make sure our schools are great places for all students. One parent’s story shows the role we all have to play.

Struggling with too few volunteers but appreciating knowing more about what happens at school: these were the biggest ups and downs for our P&Cs last year, according to our member survey.

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