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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.

Last year Ainslie Primary released a glossy, professional cookbook as a major fundraiser. P&C President Nova Inkpen details its creation and success.

For students deciding which foods to buy, the way the canteen promotes and presents them is paramount. A new project from the Healthy Kids Association (HKA) is set to help school canteens market their healthiest options – for healthy kids and profits

The Canberra Times is due to once again publish their annual NAPLAN league tables next month. Schools will be ranked in a way that completely ignores the background of the students they serve. Help us end this misleading and destructive practice.

Remember to let us know who your new committee members are using our online Office Bearers' Form so that we can contact you during the year to support you in your role. Here are some more ways Council can help.

If you've never run an AGM before, or aren't sure how it should be done, don't panic. We have resources to help.