This section has general information about what Parent Clubs do, why they are so valuable to a school community and how they fit in with School Council and school administration.
There is also a handy list of resources provided by the Education Department and other relevant organisations.
Education Department and beyond
On this page we have listed various resources on the Education Department website and other organisations that may be useful. For Parent Club matters If
The School Strategic Plan
What is it? The School Strategic Plan sets out the school strategic directions for the next four years, expressed through goals and targets, and key
Parent Clubs and School Councils
Parent Clubs and School Councils should always work together, but they are quite different in their role and functions. If you find that parents at
Why have a formal Constitution?
Sometimes parents will create informal groups to run social events and fundraising, without having a formally registered Constitution. These groups are not recognised by the
Building a sense of community
Parent Clubs fulfil an important social function. This has always been and continues to be a significant aspect of any Parent Club’s purpose. Apart from
The Parent Club as a forum
Parents can use the Parent Club as a forum for issues their children have raised with them – anything from boring playground equipment to too
What Parent Clubs do
The Parent Club’s exact role varies from school to school, however it must always be consistent with Education Regulations and Education Department procedures. Each club
Why Parent Clubs?
At times parent clubs act as a lens, focusing attention on parent opinion.
Case study: Wembley Primary School
This article from Wembley Primary School’s Parent Association was published in Parents Voice in November 2022. It’s a great example of many of the values
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