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27 October, 2020
P&Cs need to know...

NAIDOC Week Colouring Competition

Please help us spread the word and get the kids involved in Council's ACT-wide colouring-in competition for public school students! There are Great Prizes including books, and family passes to Canberra Reptile Zoo, Canberra Walk-In Aviary, Dinosaur Museum and more!
There are 4 age categories: Preschool- Year 1, Years 2-4, Years 5-7, and Years 8-10. More details.

  • Print the NAIDOC Week 2020 Poster template
  • Add your own colour and style!
  • Submit it to ACT Council of P&C Associations, by scanning and email ( or snail mail (100 Maitland St, Hackett ACT 2602) along with your name and address; contact email; school name and year level.
Entries must be received by Friday 20 November.

World Teachers' Day

Don't forget World Teachers' Day celebrations on this Friday - October 30. There are some free resources here to help you celebrate and the Education Directorate have produced this Thank You to colour in.

We've seen some great ways that P&Cs have shown their appreciation of teachers in the past (eg see the comments in this Facebook post or this one). From a thoughtful gift (ideas here) to morning tea treats, or messages from the kids, we're hoping you might let us know your 2020 plans so that we can share for inspiration and publicise! 

Canteen Day 2020

This year, ACT schools will be celebrating the very first Canteen Day. In alignment with other states, this day will fall on the first Friday in November starting this year on Friday 6 November. 

With a difficult year for canteens, and 99% of public school canteens now adhering to ACT Public School Food and Drink Policy, there's plenty to celebrate! 

To help you give recognition to your canteen, its staff and volunteers, the ACT Nutrition Support Service have created some brilliant newsletter templates and social media tiles for you to grab and use!

Financial Review Training

Council's free training for members continues. This one is for treasurers wanting help or clarification about the annual financial audit/review - what it's all about, preparing for it, and help with finding a 'book-swap' partner for small P&Cs looking to avoid auditor fees. 
It's on Tuesday 17 November (Week 6), 7-9pm. Via Zoom.
Find out more and sign up here
Council happenings...

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Join us next month, Tuesday 24 November (Week 7) for our AGM, via Zoom. At the AGM, you can nominate to join our team of Executives and other representatives, and help us be the parent voice. Find nomination forms and more information here.

Upcoming events

  • General Meeting including presentation on 'Smiling Minds', Tuesday 27 October (tonight!), 7-9pm via Zoom. All welcome - email to attend.
  • Executive Meeting, Tuesday 10 November (Week 5), 7pm
  • Financial review workshop, 7pm Tuesday 17 November (Week 6). See item above.
  • Annual General Meeting (see above), Tuesday 24 November (Week 7), 7-9pm via Zoom. All welcome - email to attend.
In case you missed it...

Running parent info sessions

One role P&Cs often take on, particularly in high schools, is running information sessions for parents. Check out how the P&C at Mt Stromlo High approaches this in our recent article:

At Our P&C - Parent Info Sessions

At Mt Stromlo, they're focusing on informing parents and helping with the difficult task of raising teens.  We spoke to P&C President Anita Mack to find out more.
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