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29 October, 2019
P&Cs need to know...

Your year on the P&C

We'd love to know how things went this year for you on your parent association - what you loved and what you needed more help with. Please tell us all about it in our 2019 Member Survey. It will take about 10 minutes to complete but will really help us improve the experience of future volunteers. THANKS!

Reconciliation Day Grants Program

Up to $5000 is available to help organisations hold meaningful events in the lead-up to, during, or in support of Reconciliation Day, 1 June 2020. Details here.

Positive Behaviours for Learning (PBL) Framework

PBL is a framework in our schools for managing student behaviour. Council sees it as an important element in creating safe learning environments. You can find out more in this video or on the ACT Education Directorate website.
Council happenings...

Launch of our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)

We were so proud to have ACT Education Minister, Yvette Berry, launch our RAP last week. Thanks to everyone who came and helped make it a memorable night. We now have a lot of work to do to make the plan a reality. There are pictures on our Facebook page and you can check out the RAP on our website. Look out for more information in the Term 4 edition of ParentACTion which will be in schools soon.

At our last meeting

Catch up on what happened at our October Meeting with our online summary.

Upcoming events

  • Grant writing workshop TONIGHT Tuesday, 29 October from 7-9pm at the Centre for Teaching and Learning, 51 Fremantle Drive, Stirling
  • Executive Meeting, Tuesday 12 November, 7pm start
  • Annual General Meeting, 26 November, 6:45 for 7pm start. Ends 9:30pm. 51 Fremantle Drive, Stirling. All welcome
You might be interested...

Imagination Declaration

Following the Uluru Statement From The Heart earlier this year, a group of young Indigenous people gathered in East Arnhem Land for the Youth Forum at Garma Festival and together created a declaration for the Prime Minister and Education Ministers across Australia - The Imagination Declaration. It's a powerful statement and well worth reading if you want to feel positive about the strength and vision of young people.

Online safety resources

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner has recently updated their website. There are many excellent resources for parents and carers, including how to keep your kids safe online and what to do if there is cyberbullying occurring.

Science in your own backyard

Butterflies Australia is asking for your help, via their App, to track, identify and understand our butterflies while the Wild Pollinator Count asks you to spend a few minutes observing bees and other pollinators on flowering plants. Both are great ways for families to get outdoors and into some science.

Simpson Prize National Competition

Is your child interested in Australian history? The Simpson Prize is a national competition for Year 9 and 10 students to explore the significance of the Anzac experience.  The winning students from each state and territory will be given the opportunity to visit Gallipoli or other overseas Anzac Day commemorations. Entries must be submitted by Friday 8 November.
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