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Council’s long and dedicated work as an advocate for parents of students with a disability was recognised at the end of 2013.

Claire Miller of KidsMatter explains how an in-school program is improving the lives of young children. Because mental health really matters.

Keeping canteens financially viable while serving healthy food is a challenge for many schools. Luckily, Council is here to help.

 

Council is coordinating a week of celebrating our school communities. We have lots of fun ideas, so make sure your school is part of it

School NAPLAN results for 2013 are due to be made publicly available on the government's MySchool website on March 6, 2014. At this time, there is usually interest from the community in the achievements and performance of individual schools and newspapers often report on school rankings based on data from the website.

At Council’s last Hot Topics meeting, attendees developed the idea of a ‘Week of School Community’ to be held in 2014.

Every ACT government school has a school board — a body where parents, carers, staff and students can participate in decision-making for their school.

Council President, Viv Pearce, spent some time at the Parliament of Youth in October. And she was impressed!

Everyone Everyday is the most comprehensive package for disability awareness programs available in Australia. The program contains explicit lesson plans for students from kindergarten to year six. The lessons do more than develop an understanding. Rather, they promote positive action to ensure members of the school community are welcoming and inclusive.