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Parents Victoria comments.  The Age June 2, 2017

Are you looking to increase donor support for your school?

The Fundraising Fundamentals workshop and webinars will teach you everything you need to know, from planning a fundraising campaign for school projects, identifying donors for support and tips on grant writing.

Hosted by Australian Schools Plus

 

Webinars - 30 August, 6 September, 25 October

Workshop - 7 September, Doveton College, Victoria

 

  To find out more and to register

(Note - to be eligible, schools must have a value below 1000 on the Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage (ICSEA).  Check via the My School website.)

 

October 23 & 24  

Pullman Melbourne on the Park

- Details coming soon -

 

PARENTS VICTORIA - JOAN KIRNER AWARD

Nominations open:  April 26, 2017      Closing date extended to:  August 31, 2017

Nominations should be sent to the Parents Victoria office

Criteria:  A Parents Victoria member Parent Club or Individual Member who has demonstrated, encouraged or facilitated parent participation or engagement in their school.  

(If nominating a Parents Victoria Individual Member, the nominee must be a parent at the nominated school and their contribution must be in the capacity of a volunteer.)

Congratulations to the inaugural Joan Kirner Award winner (2016) Nialin Waterson, Kyneton Primary School Parents & Friends and runner up Marcus Pohl from Sandringham College.

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Parents Victoria's Executive Officer, Gail McHardy was recently invited by the Australian Council of Educational Leaders (ACEL) to be a panel member for a Q&A Forum held at Melbourne University Graduate School of Education, to discuss - "Is there more to education than high impact teaching strategies?"

 

Panel Members were:

Professor John Hattie - Prof of Education, University of Melbourne (The researcher perspective)

Gail McHardy - Executive Officer, Parents Victoria (The parent perspective)

Lisa Rodgers - CEO, AITSL (The system perspective)

Elida Brereton - Ex Principal, Actress, School councillor (The school perspective)

 

These Forum notes are supplied courtesy of the Victorian Catholic Schools Parent Body (VCSPB) whose Executive Officer attended the Forum.  Parents Victoria thanks the VCSPB for permission to share their article content.

Launch Office of 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".

 

Read Parents Victoria's Media Release

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

 

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