WELCOME TO THE 2016 SCHOOL YEAR
To our valuable Parents Victoria Members and readers, from this first Issue of Parents Voice in 2016 we will be providing our newsletters in electronic format. Our aim is to provide more regular newsletters so that the content is always up to date and timely!
We encourage you to :
- Circulate the newsletters to ALL members of your Parent Club via email
- Agenda the newsletter for discussion at your Parent Club meetings - discuss items of specific relevance to your Club/School
- Highlight relevant information from the newsletter to your school and request them to place in the school newsletter - for the benefit of other members of your school community
Parents Victoria's Executive Officer Gail McHardy, has already been active post Christmas with media seeking comments re BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) in schools; parent payments; cost of schooling / keeping costs down; and school canteens.
Parents Victoria has regular meetings with many divisions within DET - representing the views of parents and families on a range of topics. One of the key items for Parents Victoria is the Review of the DET Complaints system. We are currently meeting as part of the Complaints Review Stakeholder Group to discuss how a reformed Complaints system might look. The government is still investigating an Independent mechanism for complex complaints. We will keep you posted re this work.