The ACT government handed down its budget for the 2012-2013 fiscal year on 5 June. Council has been involved in the budget process by providing submissions to Treasury along with submitting our concerns directly to the government.
Successive governments, academics and teachers themselves have noted an increasing issue in the teaching profession. This is the 8-10 year pay plateau which was highlighted in the recent Productivity Commission report into Schools’ Workforces.
A push by the government for healthier food options at school canteens has left many in a tight financial situation. Council has brought the issue to the attention of the Government.
Evatt Primary School's Green Fair and Council's sustainability policy goes national
Council joined the Australian Education for Sustainability Alliance (AESA) in March to lobby politicians at Parliament House, requesting funding for a national sustainability curriculum.
The Governor-General Quentin Bryce unveiled a Rats of Tobruk Memorial Wall at Giralang Primary School in early May.
Amalgamation of P&Cs in local areas into an area or regional committee covering a number of like or networked schools - schools having one or more delegates to the P&C.
Council lobbies for greater support of migrant and refugee students learning English in ACT public schools.
Hang on to This (HOTT) is a new magazine to help youth at risk of mental illness.