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Parents Victoria's Executive Officer, Gail McHardy comments.  The Age, September 18, 2015

Family Life Victoria Inc (FLV) is an independent, not for profit, organisation with links to Family Life associations in other states.

* School Programs.

* Out of school programs for families, teachers, school nurses and pre-service teachers.

*  Information Sessions for parents offer the opportunity to be more informed about the program and ask any questions they may have.

*  Workshops for Parents offer the opportunity to learn strategies which will enable them to feel more comfortable when speaking to their young people about sexuality issues.

*  Professional Learning for Teachers and other professional Educators - addresses value education as well as strategies and resources for use in the classroom.

For more information visit the Family Life website.

Parents Victoria applauds the Education Minister for putting the interests of all Victoria's public school children first by removing SRI from core curriculum time.  PV has campaigned long and hard, alongside others, to make our public schools inclusive.  We are glad the government listened.  

Parents Victoria supports the proposed Respectful Relationships program.  We see the need to educate students about equality and world beliefs.  

Religious Instruction scrapped from curriculum - The Age, August 21, 2015

Relationship advice to replace religious instruction - The Australian, August 21, 2015

A forum facilitated by Maggie Farrar.  Maggie has extensive experience of strategic leadership, leadership development and the leadership of change in schools and localities.  She has worked in London and Birmingham in senior leadership positions in both schools and local authorities.

Forums are being  held in:  

Inverloch - September 14

Swan Hill - September 15

Wangaratta - September 16

Read more, view flyer and to register at the Country Education Project website.

Opportunity for contributions closes October 16, 2015

Parents Victoria is representing on Expert Advisory Panel

Education Minister James Merlino said the Program for students with disabilities (PSD) Review is one of many significant commitments outlined in the Andrews Labor Government's comprehensive Special Needs Plan for Victorian Schools.

The Review will consult an Expert Advisory Panel including representatives from principals' groups, Australian Association of Special Education, Parents Victoria, AMAZE (Autism Victoria), the Specific Learning Difficulties (SPELD) Victoria, the Children's Hospital and the University of Melbourne. 

Read more here on the DET website

Program for Students with Disabilities Review Fact Sheet



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