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Teacher industrial action: PV media comment

PV Executive Officer Gail McHardy is quoted in a Herald-Sun article published yesterday, about the possibility of industrial action by Victorian teachers over the coming weeks. Teachers are negotiating with the State Government over a new enterprise agreement. According the Herald-Sun article, “teachers could stop writing report cards sent home to parents, as they did

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Preparing today’s learners for uncertainty

A webinar for parents ‘Uncertainty tolerance’ (UT), or how we process and respond to unknown or complex situations, is increasingly recognised as an essential workplace skill. Uncertainties in the workplace are ever-present and we’ve seen shared, global experiences of this with the uncertainties surrounding work during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Tuesday 9 November Associate Professor

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VET Delivered: public consultation

The Department of Education and Training is seeking feedback from all stakeholders on a draft set of VET certificates and opportunities to improve access to VET Delivered to School Students. There’s a Discussion Paper and an online questionnaire inviting your responses and comments. The consultation period closes on Friday 5 November. Read more on Engage

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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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Return to school: PV media comment

(For the official ‘roadmap’ on return to the classroom, see the Victorian Coronavirus website.) Geelong Advertiser, 28 September The Geelong Advertiser published an article about uncertainty in regional areas about whether students will return to school in Term 4. According to the article, “Geelong school students are in limbo and desperate to know if they will head

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PV2021 Conference: Recipes for Great Schools

The Parents Victoria Annual Conference will take place online this year, on Monday 11 October. Our theme this year is “Recipes for Great Schools“. Program 10:00am – Conference Opening and address by the Deputy Premier and Minister for Education & Minister for Mental Health, James Merlino. 10:30 am – Caring through Connection with Dr Elspeth Stephenson, University of Tasmania 12:30am – Parents

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