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Traffic and schools: PV media comment

The issue of traffic congestion around schools at drop-off and pickup time has come into focus recently with parents receiving parking fines, and local residents complaining about blockages caused by parents double-parking around schools. According to a recent article in the Herald-Sun: Division has erupted between parents and residents over parking fines dished out across

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Behaviour problems in schools: PV media comment

A recent article in the Age focuses on increased behavioural issues in schools as students and teachers try to get back to normal after the Covid-19 disruptions of the past 2 years. According to the article: Disruptive behaviour and poor wellbeing among students have emerged as bigger problems in Victorian schools this year than learning

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Vaccinations and masks in schools: PV media comment

The Herald-Sun reported today on a conflict between State and Federal governments on the issue of mass vaccination programs in schools. Taking aim at Victoria, Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt said a universal school-based scheme would be the “fastest way out” of Victoria requiring kids in grades 3 to 6 to wear masks for the rest

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Cost of schooling 2022: PV media comment

PV Chief Executive Officer Gail McHardy was interviewed by Tony Jones on 3AW’s Morning Show on Monday 10 January. (Tony Jones is hosting Neil Mitchell’s program while Neil is away.) Gail and Tony discussed the costs of sending children back to school this year, especially the costs of devices such as tablets and laptops. Gail

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Vaccination for children aged 5-12

PV Chief Executive Officer Gail McHardy is quoted in an article published in the Herald-Sun today. The article covers the issue of Covid-19 vaccines for children aged 5-11. According to the article, “Children aged 5-11 years old will be able to get a Covid vaccine from next Monday, with bookings to open online or via

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Teacher strike? PV media comment

According to an article in the Age, “Victorian teachers have vowed to strike in term one next year, forcing students to miss out on class time, unless the Andrews government agrees to its demands for higher pay and lighter workloads.” PV Chief Executive Officer Gail McHardy is quoted in the article. Gail expressed hope that

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