New school funding arrangements, as recommended by the Gonski review, are now making a difference to our schools. But with the Federal Government saying it will not continue the funding beyond 2017, we need to work together to save this new model of school resourcing to ensure we have great schools for all.
Over 40 years of research has shown how important getting parents engaged in learning and schooling is for their children's wellbeing. Earlier this year the ACT Government funded a project to better define effective parent engagement in the ACT and to help schools understand and measure it in their communities.
This week is National Gonski Week and Council is asking all P&Cs to help raise awareness of the need for on-going needs-based funding for our schools. Please request that your school adds our statement to the next school newsletter.
Would you like to see changes in the way our schools work? Would you like your voice to be heard? The network of Council delegates for P&C associations is an effective way for the views of parents to be heard by decision makers. Make sure your school is linked in!
Marina Glover, from Mental Illness Education ACT, describes a recently re-launched program to get girls feeling positive about their bodies.
Policy Officer, Maclaren Wall, reports on Council’s recent involvement in the formation of a new gifted and talented education policy for ACT public schools.
The ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies is conducting a review into the ACT Year 12 Certificate.
In April, six Year 11 students from Canberra schools spent an exciting and enlightening week at the exclusive UBS Young Women’s Leadership Academy in Sydney.