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7 December, 2021
P&Cs need to know...
We thank you!

We'd like to say a massive THANKS to each and every P&C volunteer.

It's been a really tough year and we know that you are the life-blood of your associations and school communities, and give with all your heart.

And Goodbye?
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Member survey

Whether you've had a lot to do with Council this year, or just deleted our emails 😉 we'd love to hear your feedback on our member services and what 2021 was like for you and your P&C.  The information we collect helps us improve our services and advocate for P&Cs, so we'd really appreciate 10 minutes of your time to complete our 2021 Member Survey if you haven't already.  Thanks!
Thanking your volunteers

Before the year is out, take a moment to say thanks to your team to keep your volunteers keen!  See Thanking Your Volunteers to download celebration graphics, certificates of appreciation and more.
Community Support Grants

The ACT Government's Community Support and Infrastructure Grants fund community support and capacity building, equipment, and small capital works projects which benefit the ACT community. Many P&C projects may be eligible, and this year there is particular emphasis on Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander community members, COVID impacts and wellbeing. Applications close Monday, 7 February 2022.
Consultation on disability education

The Education Directorate want to hear from students with disability (both current and former), carers, families, advocates, school staff and the broader community as part of their ‘Community Conversation’ survey to help strengthen inclusive education in ACT Public Schools. The survey is part of work happening under the Future of Education Strategy.

We have asked the Minister to extend the consultation period, but currently the survey closes December 10.
Council happenings
Our new Executive!

At our AGM we elected a new Executive Committee. Thanks to everyone who has put up their hand - or kept it up!
Our 2022 team are:

President:                Alison Elliott
Vice Presidents:      Kirsty McGovern-Hooley and Paul Buckley
Hon Secretary:        Cecilia Shlegel
Hon Treasurer:        To be elected early next year
General Members:  Sharon Ding, Vivienne Pearce OAM, Jayne Trustum, Norma Yap, Taymore Tabbath, Sarah Everingham
Early Learning Committee

A big thank you to all the primary and preschool P&C reps who supported early learning and families in 2021!  We wish everyone a fun-filled, safe term break and positive renewal for the new year! 
In 2022 the first ELC meeting will be Feb 10 (online). We'll be sending through a summary of the ELC meetings for your P&C committee. Let Marina know if you have agenda items.
Terry: Farewell and Thanks

Our long-serving Executive Officer, Terry Sanders, is retiring at the end of this Term. 

We're going to miss you Terry - your face and name have been synonymous with Council for so long, and your passion for our public schools is always at the fore.

If P&C members have words of thanks or farewell, please do send them in and we'll present them to him!
Over the summer break 

Our office is closed over most of the school holidays. 

We'll type our last emails by 2:30pm on Friday 17 December, and reopen the week before school returns - Monday 24 January 2022.

From January 10 our staff will be checking in, so do email with any issues, concerns or calls for help and we will get back to you within a week.
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