Parents Voice in Government School Education

Parent Partnerships

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Parents as first educators

This is a summary of a workshop held as part of the PV/DET Parent Forum in August 2019. The workshop focused on the importance of parent/school partnerships in developing children’s literacy and numeracy. Speaker –

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Joan Kirner Award

The Joan Kirner Parent Participation Award is an annual award given by Parents Victoria to a Victorian parent or Parent Club who has demonstrated, encouraged, or facilitated parent or family engagement in their school. The

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Parent engagement in ACT Schools

An inspiring collection of family engagement case studies from schools in the ACT. This research project by the Australian Research Alliance on Children and Youth (ARACY) gathered information from a range of ACT schools and

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Recognising out-of-school learning

After hearing Debbie Pushor’s presentation at the Statewide Principals Conference in June 2019, one school Principal was inspired to do something to recognise the learning children do outside of school hours. Brett Millott, principal at

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Parent perspectives

In 2017 Parents Victoria and DET facilitated “Community Conversation” sessions at several government schools in Victoria. These sessions were attended by family members of the host school and surrounding schools. Key themes that emerged were:

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Baby Photos

How about running a ‘baby photos of the staff’ competition for your school?  Entry can be a gold coin and the baby photos of the

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Fundraising soaps

Looking for an alternative to lolly fundraisers? Ecostore offers “Good Soap for a Good Cause” – a convenient fundraiser with plant-based soaps instead of sweets.

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