Parents Voice in Government School Education
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Parent/school communication: PV media comment

ABC radio breakfast host Sammy J interviewed Parents Victoria CEO Gail McHardy this morning about reports that a Melbourne high school has asked parents not to email teachers outside school hours. Sammy commented that this is “off the back of the right-to-disconnect laws” recently passed by the Federal Government. Gail emphasised the importance of mutual

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Student ‘climate strike’ – PV media comment

Today’s Herald-Sun has an article about the planned “Schools strike 4 climate” on Friday. The article focuses on a ‘Climate Doctor’s Certificate‘ that students can personalise and download. The ‘certificate’ is signed by University of Melbourne and Australian National University climate scientists David Karoly and Nick Abel. According to the article, “Students chucking a sicky

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Conference photos

We will soon be bringing you lots of outcomes and information from our 2023 Conference on 7 October. Here are a few photos from the day, watch this space for more… View photos 

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Principals’ Day – 4 August

Today (4 August) is Principals’ Day – a chance to celebrate and say “thank you!” to all Victorian school principals and assistant principals. We know that being a Principal is a complex and demanding role, and we appreciate all that they do to create and sustain great learning communities in Victorian schools. If you are

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July ‘Parents Voice’

The July issue of our email newsletter Parents Voice is out now. We’ve announced the date of our 2023 Annual Conference (7 October) and we’re calling for suggestions on the Conference theme. Parents Voice also brings you several other opportunities to have your say, including the State Government Parliamentary Inquiry in the Victorian education system.

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Vale Heather Murray

We note with sadness that Heather Murray passed away recently. Heather was a member of the Executive of Parents Victoria (then known as the Victorian Federation of State School Parents Clubs) from 1970 to 1980.  She was Honorary Secretary from 1973 to 1980, editor of the magazine for several years, and the author of a

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