Parents Voice in Government School Education
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Scholarships for Victorian students

There’s a range of scholarships available for eligible Victorian students from Grade 4 to Year 12. Applications are now open for 2022. Scholarships are payments to help you with the cost of your child’s education. They are provided by various government and non-government organisations. They’re generally offered based on: financial need or difficulties your child’s

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School levies are voluntary

As reported recently in the Age, Education Department guidelines for schools have been ‘refreshed’ to give schools and families clarity and transparency about payments. Schools can continue to seek voluntary financial contributions towards classroom materials, educational programs and operating expenses, and invite parents to buy educational items on a user-pays basis. But the guidelines make

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How to help your kids succeed in school without piling on the pressure

“There are four key things children need to get the most out of their education, and hassling them about results or getting them into an expensive private school are not on the list.” In this article on the ABC website, parenting expert Justin Coulson summarises extensive academic research on the key factors for success at

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