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Do you want to learn how to raise more funds for your school?

If you have a project in mind that you want to raise funds for, come fundraise with Schools Plus!


Who should participate?  Principals; Parent Committees; School Business Managers; School Administrators; Community Liaison Officers

You will learn:  Easy step-by-step approach to fundraising for a project.  Tips to help your project run smoothly.  How to pitch your project to potential donors - and where to find them.  Practical tips to make your fundraising drive a success.  How to retain donors.


Presented by:  Beth Gibbins - Coordinator of the Fundraise Yourself platform and experienced fundraiser.

Wednesday May 31 3.30-5.00pm  Webinar

Venue:  Ardoch, Level 4, 85 Queen Street, Melbourne

Register and enquiries:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call 02 8880 0296

For details


(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 -


Let us know if there's anything you'd like to see on the program!




Nominations open:  April 26, 2017      Nominations close:  June 30, 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.



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


The Australian Council of State School Organisations, the National Voice of parents in governments schools, adds its support for the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence.

  ACSSO Media Release March 17, 2017.


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