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P&Cs excel at building connectedness in school communities. But how do you do that in lockdown, when it is needed more than ever? Janelle Kennard, Council's Communication Officer did some digging (and googling!) and a bit of brainstorming to come up with some options.

2021 COVID Lockdown 

Council takes its role as the parent voice on public education seriously.  

Here’s what we have heard about Returning to School, and what has happened when your voices have been raised.

2021 COVID Lockdown 

Council takes its role as the parent voice on public education seriously.  

2021 COVID Lockdown 

Council takes its role as the parent voice on public education seriously.  

Here’s what you have told us and what has happened when we've raised your voices about schools and lockdown.

Parents’ early years at school are a critical point to get engaged. So we think every primary school should have an Early Learning Parent Representative. Marina Spurgin, Council’s Early Learning Officer, talked to several reps to find out what the role involves and the benefits they see.

Amid renewed calls for changes to school-based sex education to include consent, Policy Officer, Veronica Elliott, recaps Council’s work in this area in the past few years.

Chatting with other parents while the kids play isn’t new. In recognition that there is to more to gain — for individuals, the school and community — than simply a pleasant few hours, many P&Cs are organising opportunities for the whole school to take part. We talked to two of them.

How can you keep your P&C doors open to all parents?  Melissa Lee from the Council Office attended ACT Volunteering’s workshop on Inclusive Volunteering for Organisations and shares her learnings.

Normal Yap – Council Executive Member and delegate from Harrison School 

David Pollard – Gold Creek School P&C President and Council Treasurer 

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