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SOS: Fully Fund Public Schools to Increase Productivity

A new article by Save Our Schools’ National Convenor Trevor Cobbold draws a link between the PM’s recent statement on increasing productivity and school funding. The article begins: Prime Minister Albanese says that increasing productivity is a priority for the Labor Government. A key component of increasing productivity is improving workforce knowledge and skills. However,

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Rule changes for school visitors

The Victorian Government has announced some important changes to COVIDSafe measures for schools that will apply from the start of Term 2. You’ll see below that visitors to schools (including parents) are no longer required to show evidence of vaccination. However, evidence of vaccination is still required if you are volunteering at the school, as

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Videos made easy with Filmpond

Research tells us that effective communication between home and school is a key contributor to successful family engagement. While email and newsletters have been great communication tools, information conveyed in video is more engaging and leads to higher retention rates. The Australian Council of State School Organisations (ACSSO) has partnered with Filmpond to help schools

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Vaping in schools: take our survey

The issue of vaping in schools has been in the media recently. We’d like your views – take our quick survey. Channel Nine News A report on Channel Nine News yesterday focused on the issue of students vaping at school. According to the report, some Victorian schools are installing vape detectors in toilets to address

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New information sheet about Parent Clubs

The Education Department has published a new information sheet about the role, establishment and function of Parent Clubs. The information sheet covers: The role of the Parent Club Online meetings A case study of how one Parent Club kept running during Covid lockdowns How to establish a new Parent Club How to re-start an inactive

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Get Gonski back on track

This article is a transcript of a speech given on 18 February by Trevor Cobbold of Save Our Schools, to mark the 10th anniversary of the Gonski Report. Trevor says Gonski was “a watershed in the history of school funding in Australia because it made equity in education the centrepiece of education policy. Its legacy

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