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It is that time of the year – when your P&C’s membership fees for Council are due.

Council recently purchased a new Australian resource to help parents and teachers better understand dyslexia — a set of DVDs titled 'Outside the Square: Empowering children with dyslexia in our schools'.

The Everyone Everyday program for promoting inclusion in schools was recently recognised with a national award for improving education outcomes.

A new government program aims to address traffic problems around schools while getting more kids walking and riding to school.

Carolyn Fisher, former P&C President at Belconnen High, explains how the P&C re-branded and re-invented itself to better fit the challenges of high school.

This free workshop for parents of students with learning difficulties (such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and dysgraphia) is being repeated due to popular demand. Presented by educational and developmental psychologist Mandy Nayton for the Education andTraining Directorate, it will provide parents with a greater awareness and understanding of the impact learning difficulties can have on children of all ages.

The ACT Government has appointed an Expert Panel to review policy and practice in all ACT schools with respect to students with complex needs and challenging behaviour.

Council President, John Haydon, reflects on his experience as a very temporary teacher in Spain.

The use of technology in schools has changed a lot in recent years. In this update, provided by the Education Directorate, we hear about online learning tools which the Directorate has provided to all ACT public schools.

There are a variety of websites and online applications that P&Cs can use to help with their everyday operations and management.