Parents Voice in Government School Education

Conference 2023: How to get there

Conference Venue Pullman Melbourne on the Park, 192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne We are in the Delacombe Room on Level 1. See location on Google Maps Public transport Train – Directly opposite Jolimont Station. Jolimont is on the Mernda and Hurstbridge lines. Tram – Take Route 75 tram from Flinders St. Get off at stop […]

“Unsung heroes of the election sausage”

Cartoonist and writer Fiona Katauskas has written an article in the Guardian celebrating the achievements of Parent Clubs. Fiona knows what she’s writing about – she’s been on the P&C at her sons’ NSW high school for seven years. The article starts with a staple of Parent Club fundraising – the ‘democracy sausage’. As she […]

Attack on student: PV media comment

Most readers would be aware of the violent street attack on a Glen Eira College student on Monday. The Age reports today on the aftermath of the attack. The student is still in hospital and more students have reported being victims of crime in the area. According to the article, the offenders were apparently trying […]

Car fumes at school pick-up: PV media comment

The Age reports today on the problem of children being exposed to car fumes at school drop-off/pickup time. According to the article, “Car parking and leaving the engine running at schools should be banned, experts say, as the toxic exhaust fumes could be making children sick.” Parents Victoria CEO Gail McHardy is quoted in the […]

Teacher shortage: PV media comment

The Herald-Sun and Leader newspapers reported recently on the teacher shortage in Victorian schools. The article is headlined, “Parents call for transparency as teaching crisis deepens“, and quotes Parents Victoria CEO Gail McHardy: The state’s largest parents’ association says being more transparent with families would ease anger and anxiety about the current teaching crisis. Parents […]

Conference Program

State education is evolving and moving at a rapid rate – we invite you to contribute to the conversation. Here’s your opportunity to hear from key people in education, to share your thoughts with them and other parents, in order to provide a collective voice on hot education topics to address the needs and aspirations […]