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More than 220 government schools in Victoria are being forced to turn away local families because they are hitting capacity.  Herald Sun February 4, 2012  Parents Victoria's Executive Officer, Gail McHardy quoted.


Parents are shirking the responsibility of disciplining their kids, turning teachers into makeshift mums and dads.  Herald Sun  January 30, 2012  Parents Victoria's Executive Officer, Gail McHardy, quoted.

Gail also posted the following to "comments on this story":

"Unless I live on another planet, the young people I get to meet & know are reasonable & respectful. In my work and volunteering capicity in education I get to meet the variety of good & not so good members of our school communities.  As a parent myself I agree we need to enforce boundaries, have rules, instill responsibility and respect in our children inside & outside of home/school.  It is critical that this approach is supported and consistent in our child's environment.  Unfortunately as our society changes with so many other contributing factors (family breakdown, socio economic pressures, technology advancement) these fundamental family principles are being compromised or affected.  2012 school year was kicked off this year meeting some very committed young people at the vicSRC representing students from govt & non govt sector and their parents should be incredibly proud.  Need to remind each other don't put everyone in the same box or allow your experiences to jade your view - it's imperative we all try harder!"

Parents and staff in Victorian schools have been caught taking kickbacks, stealing fund-raising money and pocketing tens of thousands of dollars that should have been spent on students.  The Age  January 29, 2012  Parents Victoria's Executive Officer, Gail McHardy, quoted.


Principals want school bullies to face legal action for writing "cruel" comments online to protect vulnerable young people.   Northern Weekly January 23, 2012  Parents Victoria President, Sharron Healy, quoted.

Victorian schools are bracing for their biggest prep intake, with figures showing the number of state school starters has leapt 6.5 per cent since 2008.  Herald Sun January 22, 2012  Parents Victoria's Executive Officer, Gail McHardy, quoted.



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