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Teacher shortage – PV media comment

The Age reported yesterday on the worsening teacher shortage in Victorian schools. According to the article, “Hundreds of classroom vacancies are going unfilled every week, lessons are being combined or cancelled and student report cards long delayed as a casual teacher shortage pushes already short-staffed schools to desperate measures.” Our CEO Gail McHardy is quoted

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School fetes: PV media comment

A recent article in the Age focused on the increasing size and complexity of school fetes – and the way schools increasingly rely on them to make ends meet. According to the article, “School fetes are ditching 20 cent lucky dips and free petting zoos in favour of large school festivals as they try to

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Let’s value our teachers on World Teachers Day

Parents Victoria media release On World Teachers Day (Friday 27 October), statewide parent organisation Parents Victoria is launching a new campaign with the slogan “Value education – Value those who provide it”. Parents Victoria CEO Gail McHardy said, “Today’s teachers work long hours in a demanding and complex role. High expectations are placed on them

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Rural and regional schools: PV media comment

“Supporting regional and rural schools” was the topic on ABC Radio Melbourne’s Conversation Hour on 18 October. The panel included Parents Victoria CEO Gail McHardy and several others who were also on the panel at our Conference recently. An interesting discussion. You can hear Gail at the 47-minute mark. Listen now

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Unscored VCE: PV media comment

An article in yesterday’s Age examines the trend of more VCE students choosing to do an unscored VCE. According to the article: VCE exam season gets underway on Monday, but if the trend of recent years is anything to go by, more students will have chosen to do an unscored VCE and not sit exams

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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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