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You're invited to our Parent Forum, where you can join other parents and carers to work together to support our children’s education.

Organised in partnership with the Department of Education (DET), the forum will be held on:

  • Tuesday, August 27, 2019
  • 9:30am to 3:30pm
  • Morning tea and lunch will be provided

Interesting article on the ABC website from Pasi Sahlberg, a Finnish education expert who now lives in Australia. He explains why equity is so important in an education system, why competition between schools delivers bad outcomes, and why his kids go to their local public school.

Australia must fix school inequity to create a top education system

About a year ago my life turned upside down, literally.

My wife and I, with our two school-aged children, moved to Sydney from Helsinki.

We soon realised that Australians do not walk upside down. But there were some things that we were not prepared for.

Ever since we arrived in our new hometown, people were curious to know how we chose a school for our sons.

For us it was no-brainer — the neighbourhood public school.

Read more on the ABC website. 


 

 

Provided by the Reach Foundation, Diverge comprises 2 workshops with an Interview Project in between them.  During the two full-day workshops, the awesome Reach crew will help your Year 9/10 uncover their passions and start planning for life after school.  The workshops are fun, interactive and full of activities designed to get them thinking about themselves and the things they care about. These leaders will shed some light on how they got to where they are and give advice about how you can turn your passions into an awesome career! Even better, these workshops are free of charge

Victorian workshops are on 27 Aug and 10 Sep in Collingwood.

Download a PDF flyer with more information.

 

 

This article, published in the Herald-Sun on 17 July, quotes PV Executive Officer
Gail McHardy.

New online tests for all Prep to Year 10 pupils

New online tests could help spot knowledge gaps in Victorian students, as well as decreasing stress around NAPLAN.
Ashley Argoon, Herald Sun

July 17, 2019 6:52pm


The online testing platform for Prep to Year 10 students will start with maths and expand to other subjects. Picture: iStockThe online testing platform for Prep to Year 10 students will start with maths and expand to other subjects. 

Victorian students from Prep to Year 10 will soon take regular maths tests online, with other subjects set to follow.

As of Term 2, 2019, the Secretary of the Department of Education and Training has published a new Model Parent Club Constitution. Developed in consultation with Parents Victoria, this replaces the Model Constitution that was published in 2017. All Parent Clubs will be required to adopt the new Constitution.

What has changed?

There are a number of changes to the Constitution which aim to support the improved operations of Parent Clubs. These include:

  • A change in the method of membership of the Parent Club. The previous Constitution required parents to become Financial Members of the Club. Financial Membership has now been changed to ‘Registered Membership’. The Registration Form is at Schedule 1 of the Constitution
  • An additional section addressing Parent Club values. These are in line with the Department’s values
  • The requirement for a quorum is now prescribed as ‘a minimum of 3 members’
  • Clubs are encouraged to devise their own standing orders, dispute resolution process or code of conduct
  • A requirement for Clubs to comply with Victorian privacy law and the Schools’ Privacy Policy
  • The stipulation that Parent Clubs are not permitted to incorporate.

Next steps

See our Constitutions page for everything you need to know about adopting the new Constitution. 

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