Parents Voice in Government School Education
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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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Australia votes – ACSSO education survey

With the calling of the Federal Election being imminent – education needs to be front of mind for all candidates. The last two years not only has highlighted but has exacerbated the equity gap. Have your say! This is a chance to add your voice to ACSSO‘s collective advocacy on behalf of government school parents

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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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Back to school: the plan

The plan for Victorian students’ return to school was announced today by Education Minister James Merlino and Premier Daniel Andrews in a media release. Today’s media release announces the details of Covid risk management that will be implemented in schools, including: Surveillance testing Ventilation Vaccinations Workforce planning   Read the Media Release There’s also an

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Our Achievements in 2021

Our Board and staff have been very busy this year working across a range of issues, making sure that parent views are represented in decision-making forums and the media. Meetings Overview 4 meetings with the Deputy Premier, Minister for Education and Minister for Mental Health Ministerial Office Team members) 81 meetings with the Department of

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