Independent Office for School Dispute Resolution
Launched March 22, 2017
Parents Victoria says: "Parents Victoria applauds the introduction of the Independent Office as a long awaited systemic improvement for school complaint resolution."
"Independence in resolving our toughest cases is vital to finding a solution all parties will be happy with. After fighting for this for over ten years, Parents Victoria is pleased that we finally have an independent avenue for school disputes".
Media Release , The Hon James Merlino MP, Deputy Premier, Minister for Education, Minister for Emergency Services
Article - The Age, March 22, 2017
Read more: DET website - Independent Office for School Dispute Resolution
Operation of Victorian Parent Clubs
Attention: Parent Clubs in Government Schools
There are proposed changes to government regulations in regards to Parent Club financial arrangements and fundraising rules. Parents Victoria is concerned about the impacts of these proposed changes on Parent Clubs. We are also concerned that our position has been misrepresented in the media.
Lets Work Together
Straight from Parents Victoria's conference, Thursday October 13 the PV Executive team attended the Australian Principal's Federation (APF) dinner for a very special launch.
Professor Bill Lucas, Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning and Professor of Learning at the University of Winchester and International Adviser, Mitchell Institute,launched the resource for Principals and parents called Let's Work Together - The Importance of Relationships.
As the resource explains:
"An engaged school community is the best marketing tool any school can have."
Parent Engagement Conference
Melbourne Pullman Hotel - June 6 - 8 , 2017
The Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) and The Smith Family are proud to present the Parent Engagement Conference Australia, to be held on 6-8 June 2017 in Albert Park, Melbourne..
Supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training, the conference will bring research, policy and practice together to advance discussion about the importance of parent engagement to maximise every child’s learning potential. A key focus will be on ways to increase the effectiveness of parent engagement strategies through relationships, and through capacity building.
'Parents as Partners' interactive seminar No. 1
Twilight Seminar series
Parents Victoria's Executive Officer, Gail McHardy, presented at Seminar Number 1 - "Parents as Partners"