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PV office Xmas/New Year closure

Our office is closing over the Christmas/New Year period. Last day for 2021: Friday 17 December First day for 2022: Monday 24 January We hope you’re able to take a break too!

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Disability Inclusion in Victorian schools

Disability Inclusion is the new approach to supporting students with disability at Victorian government schools. This year Disability Inclusion was made available to schools in the Bayside Peninsula, Barwon and Loddon Campaspe areas and five Supported Inclusion Schools. From 2022, Disability Inclusion will be available at schools in the following areas: Outer Eastern Melbourne Central

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Vax mandate for kids: PV media comment

The Herald-Sun published an article today under the headline, “Andrews government won’t rule out jab mandates for kids”. According to the article, “The Victorian government has left the door open to imposing vaccine mandates on kids aged from five to 11, despite backflipping on bans that would have stopped older children attending their own school

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Cost of schooling survey

In the September edition of Parents Voice,  we alerted our readers that DET had refreshed the Parent Payment Policy as a result of a series of school audits on how they were charging and communicating those charges with parents around school costs. PV pursues a broad goal of ensuring that public education is compulsory, inclusive,

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Unvaxxed parents: PV media comment

The Herald-Sun published an article on Saturday about the banning of unvaccinated parents from school premises and end-of-year events. According to the article, “Under new Department of Education guidelines, parents don’t need to be vaccinated to pick up or drop off kids, but they must to be vaccinated or have a medical exemption to enter

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COVID in schools: PV media comment

The Age published an article on Friday about the impacts of COVID-19 infections in Victorian schools. When a student tests positive to COVID, other students and teachers are being forced back into online learning while they quarantine. In some cases the teacher and some students can return to school, while other students remain home for

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Your teen’s mental wellbeing

Being a parent or guardian of a teenager has its challenges. The teenage years are a period of rapid emotional and social development, and with this can come highs and lows. This is why researchers from Monash University and Prevention United are offering FREE access to the Partners in Parenting (PiP+) program. PiP+ is an

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Return to the classroom: PV media comment

PV Executive Officer Gail McHardy is quoted in an ABC News report on the return to on-site learning in Victorian schools. Gail said parents were relieved and excited to have the students heading back to school. “[The Premier’s announcement] was obviously great news for all Victorian schools … to get some normalcy back before the

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