Happy 90th Birthday Parents Victoria
- Thursday, 26 November 2015 14:34
On this day, 26th November, 1925, our organisation was born. For 90 years now we have been the peak body representing the parents of children in Victorian Government Schools. Our achievements are many, including influencing policy, advocating for students & their families, lobbying for change, & advancing the parent-school partnership agenda. And all this has been done at the State level by many amazing volunteers & a handful of paidstaff. We are rightly proud of our beginnings & where we are now. Most of all we are proud of our thousands & thousands of parent club volunteers who have always worked in the best interests of their schools' students, to help them achieve their academic goals.
Our birthday is a time to celebrate you! And to recognise the many wonderful parents who have paved the way for us.
Congratulations to us all!
Parent Payments, Fees and Charges
- Wednesday, 27 November 2013 16:39
For information regarding School Fees and Charges and Parent Payments, families can access guidelines from the DET website.
Personal Devices - Parent Payments and Access
School Council Training
- Tuesday, 06 October 2015 10:13
For an overview of the School Council Training in Governance, President Induction, Strategic Planning, Finance read more in the School Council Training Brochure.
Synergistiq is running the Governance and President training for school councillors and principals around Victoria. The training is designed to increase knowledge and understanding of councillor roles and to improve the smooth running of council meetings. Synergistiq inform that participants have told them the training has benefitted their councils enormously. To book yourself and/or fellow councillors in for training at a range of locations around Victoria visit the Synergistiq councillor training website information.
Synergistiq is planning more events during Term 4 2015 and Term 1 2016, especially for President training. Participants have apparently commented training sessions that involve multiple schools tend to offer a greater depth of conversation and experience. Synergistiq are keen to hear from presidents or principals in the following areas who would like to host a President and/or Governance event at their schools:
Thornbury, Greensborough, Kew, Oakleigh, Boronia, Williamstown, St Albans, Melton, Laverton, Ballarat, Warrnambool, Hamilton, Noble Park, Moorabbin, Narre Warren, Leongatha, Morwell, Sale, Bairnsdale.
For sessions on Strategic Planning, Finance please contact National Curriculum Services (NCS).
School Fees and Charges (Parent Payments) Survey to remain open
- Friday, 24 July 2015 09:30
In response to the Victorian Auditor General's Office performance audit on Additional School Costs for Families, published February 2015, DET (Department of Education and Training) commissioned an independent Review of Parenting Payment Policies in Victorian Government Schools (May to July 2015).
On behalf of our Parents Victoria members and the wider public school community, we have provided a submission to PTR Consulting. The consultants will be reporting their findings to the Minister for Education at the end of August 2015. Parents Victoria will report any further updates as they come to hand. Please keep a watch on our Facebook page too, if you have access to this social media platform.
We are keeping our survey monkey opportunity live as schools start to plan for 2016 school costs and so we are still keen to hear current views / suggestions re parent payments (fees and charges) in schools. Visit our survey monkey to give us feedback.
DET Parent Payments Policy can be found here.
Parents Victoria will keep a close watch on this Review and has discussed with Minister Merlino and will be discussing with the DET Secretary.
We encourage families to keep us informed on any educational issues of interest where you are needing clarification or guidance. We love to also hear success stories from schools so we can promote/share in our newsletter and where permitted, on our Facebook page and website.
SchoolMate App - Parents Victoria attends launch
- Friday, 22 May 2015 17:08
At the launch of the DET SchoolMate App, Parents Victoria's Executive Officer, Gail McHardy shared that "Communicating and supporting Victorian families with Prep to Year 10 school aged children about the Australian Curriculum (AusVELS) is a great initiative by the Department of Education and Training. This free App allows families to view with ease the various levels of subject learning at school from their own personal smart phone device in their own time. SchoolMate provides families with "at home" ideas, suggested activities, books and other Apps and also welcomes feedback from parents/students for the future. Now this is what we call Parental Engagement!"
Parents Victoria Media Release SchoolMate App
Further information from DET website