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Congratulations on the official opening of Yarra Me School (formerly Baltara) School on 29 May.

PV Executive Officer, Gail McHardy was delighted to be invited to such an important milestone now all the students are based on the same site and to see so many parents and supporters present for this important milestone in the school's history. PV felt it was important to share the School Council President, Nicholas Abbey’s speech at this event as it speaks to the fundamental things all our state schools strive to do:


The launch of the Yarra Me School is being held on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people and I also wish to acknowledge them as Traditional Owners.

I also would like to pay my respects to all Elders, past and present.

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Parents Victoria's Executive Officer, Gail McHardy is quoted (in part) in this article.  

The Age, May 27, 2018  

 

Parents Victoria's full quote was:

Parents Victoria (PV) strongly advocates local residing students to their neighbourhood public school as a priority.
Wonderful that parents are choosing our great state schools.
It's incumbent on Governments to make sure every public school is funded to deliver the same fabulous curriculum programs as these sought after public schools.
PV does question why some school leaders are choosing out of zone families over their local families, is there some unknown pressure to do this which the Government needs to address?
 
Governments have to own their policy decisions and support our school leaders how to enforce them to be fair and equitable. 

 

 

 

2018 Victorian Premier’s Volunteer Champions Awards are now open!

Categories for nominations are: -  Service, Impact, Leadership, and Teamwork.

Nominations will close 5pm Monday 28 May 2018

For further information

Parents Victoria - Fast Fact Sheet

Students have a unique perspective on learning, teaching and schooling, and having student members on school council allows students to have a say in the future direction of their school and ensures student input into decision making .......

 

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