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The AGM is over and you find yourself on the P&C executive committee. So, now what? Here's a checklist to get you started.

Forrest Primary School P&C tells us about their extremely successful out-of-school-hours care business which provides a substantial financial donation to the school each year.

Council looks into school league tables and finds they are built on shaky ground.

It's that time of year again!

With the release of school NAPLAN results, league tables will soon emerge. Council has compiled this short guide on how to write to The Canberra Times to condemn this practice.

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.

Every school needs a teacher librarian, write Holly Godfrey and Olivia Neilson.

Four academic studies in the past year have found that the quality of private schools in Australia is not better than public schools. 

Council is finding more ways for canteens to share and enhance their expertise.

Most ACT public school grounds are now fenced and schools are reaping the rewards.

 

Communicating well with parents is crucial to a P&C's work. Harrison school's P&C President, Angela Lewis, explains how their P&C Facebook presence has become a central part of their communications.