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March 18, 2015

Free workshops to help P&Cs

It is not too late to attend one of our workshops. Participants have found that there's a pile of useful information to help with their role on the P&C in our well-presented sessions. Contact us to RSVP for any of the workshops below.

Effective P&C workshop Thursday March 19 at 6:30pm (Centre for Teaching and Learning, Stirling)
(Note that the Saturday repeat of this workshop has been cancelled due to low numbers.)
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. The workshop is divided into five 30-minute modules, and you can attend for individual modules if you wish.

Treasurers' workshop Thursday March 26 at 7pm, Centre for Teaching and Learning, Stirling.
Information on P&C finances, record keeping, annual reporting, audits, insurance, handling monies, affiliation fees, taxation, staff employment, fund-raising, reporting by sub-committees and more. 

Insurance workshop Tuesday March 31 at 7pm, Centre for Teaching and Learning, Stirling.
This workshop looks at the insurance package available for P&C associations through Council and how to complete the paperwork. We recommend all treasurers and presidents attend.

Details here.

Read all about it

Our free quarterly magazine - ParentACTion - is now available online!
Read about the problems with school league tables, what to do after your AGM, making fundraising plans, help for migrant and refugee parents, and more!

Please check your school pigeon hole/in tray for hard copies to distribute to P&C and School Board members.

FREE canteen menu workshop

Nutrition Australia are running a Canteen Menu Workshop specially designed for ACT school canteen managers, staff and volunteers so you can:
  • learn about the National Healthy School Canteen Guidelines and how to meet the ACT Public Schools Food and Drink Policy
  • learn how to assess products and recipes against the traffic light criteria 
  • network with other canteen managers and volunteers over refreshments
  • sample a range of canteen approved food and collect the recipes.

The workshop will run on Thursday March 26 from 3:15 - 5:30pm.  To attend, call 6162 2583 or email

Australian Early Development Census for Year 1 students

The 2015 Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) will be conducted in May and June. It’s a national census that helps shape the future wellbeing of Australian children by providing evidence to support health, education and community policy and planning. 

Teachers answer questions about five different areas that are important for children's development: physical health and wellbeing, social competence, emotional maturity, language and cognitive skills and communication skills and general knowledge.

The AEDC website explains why participation is important and how the census provides information for schools, parents and governments to take action. For example, see how the AEDC helped improve the oral health of children in Tasmania. 

NSWBuy - are you saving yet?

P&Cs can now register with NSWBuy - a government procurement agent - to get low prices on a huge range of purchases from office supplies to canteen produce. Ten P&Cs have already started saving. To get on board, read the details of how the scheme works, fill in the registration form and send it to us. You'll find everything here.

Language seminar

The ACT Bilingual Education Alliance is hosting a FREE seminar and discussion session, looking at raising children in more than one language. It is on Sunday 22 March 2015, from 1.30 - 4.30pm at the JG Crawford Building, ANU. For more details and to book a place email.

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