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27 June, 2018
P&Cs need to know...

Attention Tuggeranong!

We want to know more about the joys, difficulties and needs of public schools in Tuggeranong, so we will hold our next General Meeting there - 28th of August, 7pm at Caroline Chisholm School's Centre for Innovation.

We would love for all interested Tuggeranong parents to join us and share their school experiences, views and ideas. We would encourage all Tuggeranong P&Cs to spread the word about this event within their school community. There's an event flyer, a FaceBook event and this web page so you can choose what suits.

Wifi for P&C-run canteens!

After a very drawn out process, we are thrilled to let you know that P&C-run canteens can now access Wifi for canteen use. School Business Managers have been sent information on how to request the account on behalf of the P&C, so if your canteen needs Wifi access, you can now contact the Business Manager at your school to arrange it (refer them to the School Bulletin, 26 June, if there is any problem).

Changes to the school bus network

Transport Canberra have announced a new public transport network for 2019 which includes many fewer dedicated school buses than we currently have. The expectation is that students at schools without a dedicated school bus service will use regular route services.

Council would encourage all parents to look at the new network and provide feedback to the ACT Government during the consultation period. You can view the proposed services for each school. Feedback can be provided via the YourSay website and there will also be regional 'road shows' which you can attend to find out more and provide feedback.

Council is preparing a submission on the changes and would also like to hear how your school and community will be affected (please email).

P&C photo competition - Term 3

Get your cameras out and mobilise your keen photographers! Council will hold a photo competition in Term 3. You could win great prizes, simply by showing us what your P&C does. Details in Term 3, but do get snapping!
Council happenings...

Upcoming events

  • Constitution Workshop, Thursday 28th of June, Centre for Teaching and Learning, 51 Fremantle Drive, Stirling.
  •  Executive Meeting, Tuesday 14th of August , 7pm.
  • General Meeting - Listening to Tuggeranong -  28th of August, 6:45 for 7pm start. Ends 9:30pm. It's at the Centre for Innovation & Learning, Caroline Chisholm School,108 Hambidge Crescent Chisholm. All welcome and please spread the word - see above.
You might be interested...

Supported school transport and the NDIS

The Federal Government is consulting about Supported School Transport and transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). As part of this process, parents of students with disability requiring transport assistance are invited to a workshop on Thursday 5 July at either 12.30-2.00pm or 6.00-7.30pm at the Hedley Beare Centre for Teaching and Learning. The number of participants for the workshop are limited - register your interest here.


The theme for NAIDOC in 2018 is: Because of her, we can! July 8-15 2018.
Together we can celebrate the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made, and continue to make, to our communities, our families, our rich history and to our nation. Every year there is a new theme for NAIDOC which centralises our celebratory focus. Schools and P&Cs are encouraged to participate.

Kids art Competition

The 2018 ACT Threatened Species Children's Art Competition is open for young artists aged 5-12 years. Artists research a local threatened species before creating their drawing or painting to submit before the 4th of August. All the details here.

Cooking for Type 1 Diabetes

Nutrition Australia's Project Dinnertime will run a Junior Type 1 Diabetes school holiday program. This fun and interactive program will increase kitchen confidence and help to develop healthy eating habits for children and adolescents living with Type 1 Diabetes. The classes are lead by an Accredited Practising Dietitian living with Type 1 Diabetes, passionate about promoting healthy relationships with food. Details and bookings.
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