Parents Voice in Government School Education

AI in schools – PV media comment

An article in today’s Age highlights the emerging issue of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in schools. Under the headline “Schools warned off AI-generated student reports and newsletters”, the article focuses on the newly-released Department of Education Policy on AI. The article begins: Victorian state school teachers and principals have been warned off using artificial intelligence software […]

School uniform review: PV media comment

Parents Victoria has been advocating on behalf of parents for some time about the high cost of school uniforms. We have suggested greater flexibility and a more ‘generic’ approach to uniforms, so that parents are not forced to buy a full set of expensive ‘branded’ items, often with no choice of supplier. Last week Education […]

$160 per head graduation: PV media comment

The Age has reported on a a controversy about the cost of a graduation ceremony at a public high school. The article begins: “A public school in Melbourne’s south-east is accused of being tone-deaf to cost-of-living pressures after charging $160 per person to attend a year 12 valedictory graduation dinner.” Parents Victoria CEO Gail McHardy […]

Tea Towel Fundraiser

Expressions group projects are the perfect feel-good fundraiser for your school, just like a yearbook on a tea towel…

Senior school pathways – parent webinar

Senior secondary education in Victoria has changed. There are more options than ever for your child in Years 10 to 12. If your child is in Year 9 or 10, join this webinar (co-hosted by Parents Victoria) to learn more about how they can pursue their goals in senior secondary education. The Victorian Curriculum and […]

PV welcomes School Saving Bonus

Parents Victoria issued a media release yesterday, welcoming the State Budget announcement of a $400 School Saving Bonus for all parents at public schools. Our CEO Gail McHardy was also interviewed on ABC Radio Melbourne about the bonus payment. You can listen to Gail’s interview on the ABC website (skip to 2 hours 20 minutes). […]