PUBLIC EDUCATION DAY - Let's celebrate
- Thursday, 26 May 2016 08:21
Today - May 26 - Public Education Day is celebrated in our public school communities across Australia
Australian Council of State School Organisations Media Release :-
"This day provides an opportunity to highlight the wonderful achievements of public education as a cornerstone of Australian society, announced Mr Phillip Spratt, President of ACSSO.
Many schools take this opportunity to plan and celebrate with a variety of activities including morning tea with their school community, tree planting ceremonies, school assemblies, grandparents day, performing arts displays and lunchtime concerts and barbeques.
It also provides an ideal opportunity to invite local MPs, both Federal and State, to acknowledge and celebrate the excellent work undertaken by teachers, parents and students. It is essential that local politicians experience the quality of our great schools first hand, and obtain a greater understanding of how important a well-funded public education system is to our country. Government acknowledgement of the true value of public education is critical to the future of a democratic Australia.
In light of the impending Federal Election, as a nation we need to ensure that education, particularly public education, is the priority of all candidates.
It is a smart country that puts the young people of our nation and their future first. Funding to education should be fair, simple and transparent to allow all young people, of all backgrounds the opportunity to succeed.
Our public schools are worth celebrating and should be a government investment priority, Mr Spratt concluded."
'Parents as Partners' interactive seminar No. 1
- Thursday, 19 May 2016 14:09
Twilight Seminar series
to stimulate discussion and reflection on best practice in schools
aligning with the Framework for Improving Student Outcomes (FISO)
Twilight Flyer 2016 for details re these four seminars - free of charge for Victorian government schools
Parents Victoria's Executive Officer, Gail McHardy will be presenting at Seminar No. 1
Parents Victoria Conference 2016
- Monday, 09 May 2016 15:39
October 12 & 13 in Melbourne
Add this to your calendar .... Annual Conference and 90th Birthday celebration
Your school should fund your attendance ... but if not ... contact the Parents Victoria Office
More details coming soon
"Celebrating 90 years"
- Monday, 18 January 2016 15:51
Proudly in our 90th year of service to the Victorian Government School community
Congratulations to all those who volunteer at Victorian Government schools!
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).
Respectful Relationships Education
- Friday, 11 December 2015 09:40
The Department of Education engaged VicHealth to review respectful relationships education in Victorian secondary schools, resulting in the Respectful Relationships Education : Violence prevention and respectful relationships education in Victorian secondary schools report.