In September, Council representatives attended a symposium focusing on the importance of parental engagement in education. Communications officer, Janelle Kennard, reports on what was a fascinating two days.
An alarming majority of parents consider roads around our schools unsafe, regard traffic volumes as unmanageable, and find parking, pickup and set-down at school difficult. These are the disturbing results of a survey conducted by Council in response to recent member concerns.
Schools with well-resourced libraries have higher student literacy outcomes. Does your school have a qualified teacher-librarian?
P&C associations sometimes need to seek legal advice.
A child who is happy to go to school is a child who is an engaged learner.
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.
Council's canteen improvement project has now been running for over six months. Council's Communication Officer caught up with some happy customers.
Traffic and parking problems around our schools appeared as a major issue at Council's last Hot Topics meeting. Here we look more closely at the issue and the actions we can all take.
In what we hope will be a regular feature, ACT P&Cs share their approaches and activities. This issue, P&C President Jo Prezzi tells us what's happening at Palmerston Primary.
From pancake breakfasts to art shows and community picnics, school communities across the ACT got together last month to celebrate.