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May 30, 2018
P&Cs need to know...

Constitution workshop

Is your P&C's constitution out of date? Does it no longer reflect current practice? Our hands-on workshop will help you review, rewrite or amend this crucial document.

The workshop will look at the Model rules, the Associations Incorporations Act, Council’s sample P&C constitution and the process of passing an amended constitution through your P&C. You can bring your current P&C constitution to work through.

It's on Thursday June 28, from 6:45 to 9:00pm, at the Centre for Teaching and Learning, 51 Fremantle Drive, Stirling. Find out more and sign up online.

Your membership to Council

Invoices have been emailed to treasurers for your P&C's membership (affiliation) fees for Council. We’re here to help you with your role on the P&C, and to represent your views. We do that using the membership fees we collect each year. If you need convincing that you get value for your money, have a look here. Fees are due by the end of June. Thanks!

It's insurance time

Treasurers should also have received insurance renewal questionnaires from Civic Insurance, the brokers of Council's group insurance scheme.  P&C treasurers, in conjunction with the committee, should carefully review insurance needs. So that your insurance covers your P&C properly, make sure the questionnaire is completed accurately and comprehensively. Any queries, please contact David McAlary at Civic Insurance or our office

ACT Container Deposit Scheme

The ACT Container Deposit Scheme will begin on 30 June. From this date, Canberra residents will be able to receive a 10 cent refund on eligible drink containers – reducing litter and creating a cleaner, safer environment.
The scheme is also a potential fundraising opportunity for local community groups. Come along to the community information session to find out more. Its on 6-7pm, Wednesday June 13 at the Canberra Southern Cross Club, Woden. It's free, but do RSVP.
Council happenings...

Meet the Minister 

Come along to our next General Meeting on Tuesday June 26 and hear from ACT Education Minister, Yvette Berry, on the Future of Education. There will even be time for a few questions. 

After that, there will be chance to discuss Hot Topics from your P&C and school. Please send your issues for discussion to us before June 10. It is on at the Centre for Teaching and Learning in Stirling, starting at 6:45 for 7pm and ending at 9:30pm. Check out the event on Facebook and share with your community.

ParentACTion magazine out now!

Our regular magazine is now available for your perusal. This issue includes tips and regulations for promoting your schools events, one P&C's approach to community building, a look at bullying, and some cyberbullying resources. Paper copies will be at your school soon!

Upcoming events

  •  Executive Meeting, Tuesday June 12, 7pm start
  • General Meeting including visit from ACT Education Minister (see above), June 26, 6:45 for 7pm start. Ends 9:30pm. 51 Fremantle Drive, Stirling. All welcome
  • Constitution workshop (see above), June 28, 6:45 - 9pm. 51 Fremantle Drive, Stirling. Sign up
You might be interested...

After the Apology

A special screening of the film 'After the Apology' will be held on Monday June 4, from 10am at Hoyts Cinema, Woden. “Four Aboriginal grannies challenge government policies to bring their grandkids home. Their grassroots actions spearhead a national movement to curb the skyrocketing rates of child removal.” Reserve your tickets.

Growing Good Gardens grants

Yates are offering schools, pre-schools and community groups the opportunity to apply for 1 of 15 garden grants worth $1,000 to help create a garden space where kids can learn healthy habits and improve their physical and mental well-being. Applications close Friday June 15. Check out our Grants page for hints on applying.
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