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From the ACOSS / VCOSS website - "The 2017 ACOSS National Conference, in partnership with VCOSS, is the event where community leaders, policy and decision makers, practitioners, academics and people with lived experience come together to collectively tackle the issues driving poverty and inequality in Australia.  Leading thinkers and decision makers from the community, public, and private sectors will collaborate to identify challenges and workshop responses to move us towards a brighter and more equitable 2030."

Applications are currently open for bursaries.


Parents Victoria appreciates how busy our school leaders are, so we have captured here some useful links to recent presentations on Parental Engagement and other resources as referenced at the DET Regional Principal Conferences 13-26 June, 2017.

Parents Victoria - Lets Work Together resource

ARACY Parent Engagement Conference Keynote Speakers (6-8 June 2017)

ACSSO - Family and Community Engagement 

ACSSO - Family Engagement Infographics


The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority is surveying parents, senior secondary students and educators to find out how it can improve its information provision and communications.

The survey takes around 5 to 8 minutes to complete.

Your responses will help the VCAA to improve their service to you.

Take the link to access the survey  or to obtain further information from the VCAA

Parents Victoria comments.  The Age June 2, 2017

October 23 & 24  

Pullman Melbourne on the Park




We have an unprecedented offer for our Parents Victoria member clubs this year - each member club can send 2 delegates to conference without charge and every subsequent delegate is heavily subsidised!  

(See further details regarding becoming a member of Parents Victoria.  Or contact the Parents Victoria Office to find out if your parent group/school is a member.)



Nominations open:  April 26, 2017      Closing date extended to:  October 13, 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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