News

This week is National Gonski Week and Council is asking all P&Cs to help raise awareness of the need for on-going needs-based funding for our schools. Please request that your school adds our statement to the next school newsletter.

Would you like to see changes in the way our schools work? Would you like your voice to be heard? The network of Council delegates for P&C associations is an effective way for the views of parents to be heard by decision makers. Make sure your school is linked in!

Marina Glover, from Mental Illness Education ACT, describes a recently re-launched program to get girls feeling positive about their bodies.

Policy Officer, Maclaren Wall, reports on Council’s recent involvement in the formation of a new gifted and talented education policy for ACT public schools.

The ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies is conducting a review into the ACT Year 12 Certificate.

In April, six Year 11 students from Canberra schools spent an exciting and enlightening week at the exclusive UBS Young Women’s Leadership Academy in Sydney.

The environment teacher, parents and students at Wanniassa Hills Primary School recently joined forces to create an innovative hothouse made from PET bottles! The original inspiration and design for the hothouse came from an article discovered on the internet.

School grounds are probably more important than you think. Jenny Dibley from ACTSmart Schools looks at how to get the most out of your school environment while making it more sustainable, and outlines some ACT government resources that are there to help.

Thank you to all the school P&Cs who helped us celebrate our school communities. We hope it was a great excuse to get parents more involved in your school.