Parents Voice in Government School Education


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“Among lowest funded in the country”

Victorian school students are among the lowest funded in the country, according to an article in today’s Age – and funding for private schools is growing faster than for government schools. According to the article, “A new Productivity Commission report finds federal and state funding per student in Victorian non-government schools grew 31 per cent over

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School refusal

The Age reported today on increasing rates of ‘school refusal’. According to the article, “The rate of school refusal in Victoria grew by 50 per cent in the three years to 2021, with almost 12,000 students in government schools – about 2 per cent – officially absent in the second year of the pandemic… School

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School camps pay dispute goes to Fair Work

The Age reports today on the continuing industrial dispute affecting school camps in Victoria. The dispute is over whether teachers should receive time off in lieu for every hour they spend on school camps.  According to the article, “The Australian Education Union has taken the Andrews government and the Department of Education and Training to

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Our achievements in 2022

Again this year, Parents Victoria (PV) Board and staff have been kept busy to ensure that parent voices are heard and included in many forums, working groups, events, submission opportunities and feedback requests from DET and government. We’ve also been busy responding to requests for comment from the media. Meetings Overview 3 meeting opportunities with

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School camps under threat

Schools may be forced to either cancel their camps or request extra fees from parents in 2023, because of unfunded changes to teachers’ conditions. As from 2023, teachers who go away on school camps will be entitled to time-in-lieu for the extra time they spend on camp. However there is no extra funding for the

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