Parents Voice in Government School Education

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Starting high school

It’s a big change in their lives. For the past six or seven years, your child has gone to primary school. But now they’re starting high school and going from being a ‘big kid’ to

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Think. Wait. Communicate

Something to say to your school? Think (about what you want to say) Wait (seek an appropriate time) Communicate (clearly and respectfully) Most families have positive and constructive relationships with their child’s school. But sometimes

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School Community Safety Orders

In July 2022 the State Government introduced School Community Safety Orders (SCSOs) into Victorian schools. The Orders give Principals the power to ban parents, carers and other adults from school grounds or activities if they

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Families get cooking at Glenroy College

Glenroy College is running after-school cooking classes for families. The popular cooking workshops are held in the College’s food technology kitchen on Mondays after school. In the first few sessions, families learnt to make rice paper rolls

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Over-funding of private schools

This article by Save Our Schools’ Trevor Cobbold was published in May 2022, during the federal election campaign. It outlines how private schools have been massively over-funded at the expense of public schools, and how

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Video as a family engagement tool

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

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PISA: a fair test of education quality?

The OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is often used as an indicator of how well an education system is performing. For example, in March 2021 Federal Education Minister Alan Tudge used PISA results

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