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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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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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