Parents Voice in Government School Education


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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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‘On the Couch’ Q&A session – Conference 2022

Our panellists answered questions from Conference participants. Note: sorry, this video skips the first few minutes of the Q&A. Ross Mortimer asked the first question: “A lot of what has been spoken about today reminds me of teachings of Confucius (regarded as one of the first public educators). We talk about relationships, integrity, compassion, wisdom

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Ocean Grove Primary School – Conference 2022

Ocean Grove Primary School has been working with John Hendry to implement the principles of Relationship based Education at the school. Scott McCumber (Principal) and Andy McNeilly (Mental Health and Wellbeing Co-ordinator) tell the school’s story and how RbE worked for their school, and parent Alex Fisher gives his view on RbE. If you don’t

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