Parents Voice in Government School Education


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Know Your Country campaign video

This new campaign video from Know Your Country captures the opinions of students, teachers, parents, the Principal and First Nations Educators at a primary school on Kaurna Country in South Australia. Find out why they’re excited about the prospect of having First Nations Cultural Educators in every primary school across the country. Why not share

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Cost of schooling survey – results

Thanks to those parents who filled in our ‘Cost of schooling’ survey late last year. The results were a ‘mixed bag’ with some positive results and some causes for concern. The survey asked parents about how well their school communicates with them about voluntary levies, how well the payments systems work, and the impact of

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Child wellbeing and COVID: survey

We are supporting a new study by the Australian Human Rights Commission designed to find out more about the unique challenges faced by children and their families during COVID-19. The Commission has launched two surveys to better understand the social, emotional, educational, and other impacts experienced by children aged 9 to 17 and their parents

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Our unequal education system

“When colleagues overseas ask what I think about Australia’s school system, I tell them that it does offer world-class education, but not for everyone.” That’s the opening sentence of a recent article in the Guardian by Finnish education expert Pasi Sahlberg, who now lives in Australia. The article focuses on the divide between the public

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ACSSO welcomes Labor commitment

The Australian Council of State School Organisations (ACSSO) welcomes today’s announcements by the Federal Opposition leader highlighting a commitment to invest a total of $440 million of new money in education COVID-19 recovery. “This announcement by Mr Albanese is a great step forward in assisting students to “bounce back” following the last two years of

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