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May 10, 2016

P&C training repeated

Council's FREE workshop to help P&C office bearers will run again for those who missed the March sessions.  The Effective P&C Workshop will run on Thursday June 2 at the Centre for Teaching & Learning in Stirling from 6:30pm to 9:10.  Covering ways to improve how your association works, recruiting volunteers, fundraising and the P&C as an employer, this workshop is for new P&C members and continuing officers alike. Find out more and RSVP to our office.

Cake and food stalls

With election BBQs a hot topic just now, it is worth noting that P&Cs operating food stalls which are fundraisers, (not ongoing canteen services) and staffed by volunteers  are no longer required to register the event nor have an appointed Food Safety Supervisor. Food safety guidelines for fundraising stalls run by community groups such as P&Cs are available from ACT Health.

Me & my school: engaging migrant families forum

Council has teamed up with the ACT Principals Association and Companion House to host a forum to help schools create a sense of belonging for migrant and refugee parents and students. The forum is a chance for principals to hear directly from migrant parents and students as well as share experience and best practice with other school leaders. All parents are welcome (RSVP to Glenn on 6251 4550) and encouraged to ask questions and share experiences. It is on Thursday June 9 from 2 to 4pm at the Centre for Teaching and Learning, 51 Fremantle Drive, Stirling. Afternoon tea is provided and the event is free.

P&Cs are asked to alert migrant and refugee parents in their community about the event. Event flyers can be downloaded and printed if needed.

NAPLAN information for parents

Yes, it's NAPLAN this week for kids in years 3, 5, 7 and 9. Information for parents on the tests can be found here.

Walk safely to school

National Walk Safely to School Day (WSTSD) is an annual event to encourage primary school children to walk and ride to school. The day - Friday May 20 - seeks to promote road safety, health, public transport and the environment. Register your school and access promotional materials online.

Anti-bullying tool

Reword is a new online anti-bullying tool that works as a plug in app in a similar way to spellcheck across a range of devices and platforms. It gives a real-time prompt if potentially inappropriate words or phrases are typed - a red line appears though the word. This is a signal for the user  to reconsider their choice of words and informs their future use. There’s more information in this media release, and a clip of Chris Tanti, the CEO of Headspace, introducing the tool here. It may be something your school wishes to explore. 

Canberra transport survey

The ACT Government is giving Canberrans the opportunity to have their say on future transport planning across our city. An online survey  asks people what is working well, what could work better and where changes could be made to encourage more people to use public transport. The results will help the ACT Government understand how and why Canberrans use different modes of transport. Feel free to pass it on!

Up-coming Council events

  • Executive meeting, tonight, 7pm.
  • General meeting, Tuesday May 24, 6:45 for 7pm start. Ends 9:30pm. 51 Fremantle Drive, Stirling. Guest speakers will discuss Cyber Bullying and Safety – how to identify and handle bullying, prevention techniques and safety measures.  All welcome.
  • Effective P&C Workshop, June 2 - see item on training above
  • Me & my school: engaging migrant families forum, Thursday June 9, 2-4pm, 51 Fremantle Drive, Stirling. All welcome.
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