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Gingerbread house fundraiser

Decorating gingerbread houses is a community-builder as well as a fundraiser. You can create a contactless online fundraiser, a sales drive or a get-together.

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Education State Forum

“Workforce, wellbeing and pathways: New perspectives on education” was the theme of the 2022 Education State Forum – Schools. PV promoted the opportunity for several government school parents to attend this Forum in the April issue of Parents Voice, and we are really pleased that several parents were able to join us.  Here is an out-take

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Support for disadvantaged students: PV media comment

The Age reports today on the surge in requests for assistance from State Schools’ Relief – a charity that provides school essentials to disadvantaged students. According to the article, “State Schools’ Relief said student requests for items such as school uniforms, dongles and headphones had grown by more than a quarter during the pandemic.” Parents

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Masks in schools – PV opinion article

An opinion article by Parents Victoria CEO Gail McHardy was published in today’s Age. Gail’s article focuses on the need for schools and families to have strong relationships and work together to face the challenges of the pandemic. The State Government’s decision to ask (but not mandate) school students over 8 years old to wear

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Masks in schools – PV media comment

Both the Herald-Sun and the Age have reported this morning that Victorian school students over the age of eight are being ‘asked’ to wear masks indoors, although mask-wearing is still not mandatory. According to the Age report, “A letter outlining the mask advice change — signed by the heads of the state, independent and Catholic

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New Covid/flu wave in schools: PV media comment

PV Chief Executive Officer Gail McHardy is quoted in a recent Herald-Sun article about predictions of a wave of Covid and flu affecting schools in Term 3. According to the article, “Schools are expecting a school holiday Covid and flu wave to leave classrooms half full as term three returns on Monday… and a spike

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SOS: Fully Fund Public Schools to Increase Productivity

A new article by Save Our Schools’ National Convenor Trevor Cobbold draws a link between the PM’s recent statement on increasing productivity and school funding. The article begins: Prime Minister Albanese says that increasing productivity is a priority for the Labor Government. A key component of increasing productivity is improving workforce knowledge and skills. However,

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Unvaxxed teachers: PV media comment

The Age reported today that, “Unvaccinated teachers, school staff and childcare workers will be free to return to work from next week, just two months after hundreds were officially terminated over their refusal to be inoculated against COVID-19.” PV Chief Executive Officer Gail McHardy is quoted in the article. Gail said the end of the

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School levies: PV media comment

The Age reported today (21 June) that, “a decline in voluntary payments from parents this year could force schools to cut curricular programs.” According to the article, “Caulfield secondary school Glen Eira College wrote to parents on Friday warning that it had already spent its annual budget in voluntary payments from families and was reviewing

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School Community Safety Orders: PV media comment

Recent media reports have misrepresented PV’s position on School Community Safety Orders, which are due to come into force early next month. The Orders will give school Principals the power to ban parents from school grounds if they regard the parents’ behaviour as “harmful, threatening or abusive”. We have expressed strong concerns about these Orders

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