Parent Payments Survey
- 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).
Parents Victoria will be providing a submission to this Review. To help inform our submission, we would like your views. Visit our survey money to contribute.
This survey should only take a few minutes to complete but will be of great assistance to Parents Victoria. DET Parent Payments Policy can be found here.
The deadline for submissions is 31 July, 2015. Parents Victoria will keep a close watch on this Review and will discuss with the DET Secretary and Minister Merlino.
Parents Victoria Conference 2015
- Sunday, 26 April 2015 13:52
"Public Schools are Kicking Goals"
August 25 & 26
Ikon Park (formerly Visy Park)
Meet fundraising guru Mandy Weidmann, hear directly from public schools which are kicking goals, Complaints Resolution, Reach foundation, Day 1/Dinner Keynote speaker (Carol Cooke, London Paralympic Gold Medallist) and more .....
Download Conference 2015 brochure and registration - REGISTER NOW!
(Print and email or mail the registration form to Parents Victoria)
ACSSO National Conference 2015
- Wednesday, 27 May 2015 11:33
Australian Council of State Schools Organisation - National Conference
September 11 & 12, Sofitel Hotel, Brisbane
Dr. Hajkowicz, Principal Scientist CSIRO and the author of Our Future World: Global megatrends that will change the way we live
Visit the ACSSO website for details and to register
Program for Students with Disabilities Review
- Wednesday, 15 July 2015 15:11
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
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