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Council’s Policy Officer, Veronica Elliott, looks behind the headlines boasting that ACT schools out-score other states on NAPLAN tests. But if ours are not the country’s best schools, how can Council – with your help – make them better?

Modern living has not been good for many of our children but communities can turn it around, writes Professor Tom Cochrane of the University of Canberra.

Most of us know of The Green Shed as a great place to drop off unwanted goods when our cupboards get too full, but did you know that for schools, the Shed offers free items for students to create with, upcycle or explore?

How can you get more parents involved? It’s a perennial question. We took a look at a friendly approach that is working at Fraser Primary.

Online safety is a huge concern for many parents. The Education Directorate have provided this update on what schools do to keep your kids safe, and what you can do at home.

Creating and promoting healthy canteen foods, without going out of business, remains a challenge for many P&Cs. We caught up with a couple of school canteens to hear about their journeys.

Maclaren Wall, Council’s Policy Officer, explains what our schools can expect from the new ACT Government and how Council will continue to be involved. 

Mandy Weidmann, known as Australia’s ‘Fundraising Whisperer’, shares her tips for welcoming new parents to the school — and hopefully your P&C. 

P&C Council has long been asking for ways to make it easier for time-strapped canteens to provide healthier foods. Some new players have stepped up to the challenge, supplying healthier options your canteen – and customers – will love.

ATODA (the Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT) is running a community information forum called Parents, Young People and Alcohol.