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Teacher industrial action: PV media comment

PV Executive Officer Gail McHardy is quoted in a Herald-Sun article published yesterday, about the possibility of industrial action by Victorian teachers over the coming weeks. Teachers are negotiating with the State Government over a new enterprise agreement. According the Herald-Sun article, “teachers could stop writing report cards sent home to parents, as they did

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Return to school: PV media comment

(For the official ‘roadmap’ on return to the classroom, see the Victorian Coronavirus website.) Geelong Advertiser, 28 September The Geelong Advertiser published an article about uncertainty in regional areas about whether students will return to school in Term 4. According to the article, “Geelong school students are in limbo and desperate to know if they will head

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Staged return to schools: PV media comment

The Herald-Sun reported today on how the staged return to the classroom will work for Victorian school students. PV Executive Office Gail McHardy is quoted in the article. Gail said some parents would be relieved “and others would’ve hoped for more students to be onsite sooner than later, but unfortunately the virus is the determinant”. She said

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Remote learning incentives: PV media comment

The Herald-Sun reported today that a Melton secondary school is using retail and movie vouchers as incentives to improve remote learning engagement. According to the article, “Kurunjang Secondary College is putting the names of senior students attending for 75 per cent or more of class time in draws to win.” PV Executive Officer Gail McHardy is

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Vaccinations give hope: PV media comment

A recent article in the Age focuses on COVID vaccinations for school-aged children. Titled ‘Our only way out’: Families relieved about vaccinations for children, the article gives responses from parents and other groups. Parents Victoria executive officer Gail McHardy is quoted in the article. Gail said schools were an important conduit of government health advice, on vaccines and

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