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Over-funded private schools

We’ve reported many times on the resource disparity between public and private schools – underfunded public schools and overfunded private schools. This is not just a problem in Victoria, it’s nationwide – an article in the Age today focuses on a group of overfunded private schools in Perth. According to the article, “West Australian private

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Joan Kirner Award winner: Danielle Bell

Congratulations to Danielle Bell, President of Croydon Hills Association of Parents (CHAPS) nominated by Croydon Hills Primary School principal, Christian Holdsworth. Danielle was working the day of the conference so Christian, School Council President Sian Jamison and CHAPS member Nikky Edwards assisted PV in presenting Danielle with her award on Friday afternoon, 6th October in

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The facts about school funding in Victoria

Trevor Cobbold has kindly given us permission to publish his presentation at our 2023 Conference. The presentation is titled The facts about school funding in Victoria. The presentation clearly demonstrates structural inequality in our education system, in particular under-funding of public schools in Victoria. Download Trevor’s presentation This presentation is also available in video form.

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“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

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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

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