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Parents call for support for non-government schools during Covid-19 crisis to safeguard children’s education

The Federal Government should be supporting non-government schools during the COVID-19 crisis and do everything it can to maintain the stability of education provision in Australia for the sake of students. The last thing that schools, students and parents need right now is further instability. Despite the extra demands distance education is putting on parents,…

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Families forced to home educate during COVID-19 crisis need urgent help

‘The government needs to step up and better support students and their families forced into home learning during the COVID-19 crisis. In a letter to the Education Minister Dan Tehan, the Australian Parents Council (APC) says immediate action is required to help parents, many of whom have lost their jobs, or are taking time off…

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2019 Parent sentiment survey results

Our survey into communication and relationships between home and school found that parents want more information about the social and emotional progress of their child at school as well as academics. Parents also want to be involved early when there’s a problem. But parents are reluctant to put extra burden on teachers. 2019 Parent Sentiment…

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Media Statement In Response To The Gonski Panel Review

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The Australian Parents Council is pleased to see the strong emphasis on the importance of engaging with parents throughout their child’s education to improve their achievement before, during and beyond school, outlined in the Gonski panel’s review, ‘Through Growth to Achievement’. We also support the value in individual arm’s length assessment so parents can get…

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APC Review Article – School Funding Plan Passed

Legislation was introduced into the Federal Parliament in May 2017 to give effect to the Australian Government’s ten-year school funding plan. At the time, the Prime Minister and Minister for Education and Training said giving effect to the plan would establish real needs-based school funding, and that an additional $18.6 billion would be invested from 2018 to 2027 to raise student and school performance through proven strategies. Read…

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Media Statement In Response To The Gonski Panel Review

The Australian Parents Council is pleased to see the strong emphasis on the importance of engaging with parents throughout their child’s education to improve their achievement before, during and beyond school, outlined in the Gonski panel’s review, ‘Through Growth to Achievement’. We also support the value in individual arm’s length assessment so parents can get…

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Press Release

PRESS RELEASE JUNE 20, 2017 SENATE SHOULD CONSIDER IMPACT ON FAMILIES WHEN DECIDING SCHOOL FUNDING Non-government school parents are urging the Senate to consider the impact on families when deciding the future of school funding. Any changes need to take into account the effect on family budgets according to the Australian Parents Council (APC). “Many parents…

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Transcript Of Webinar With Minister Birmingham and APC Representatives

With the proposed funding changes announced early May, APC was keen to ask Minister Birmingham some of the questions posed by parents in the non-government sector. This transcript details some of the questions asked by APC at a specially convened webinar with APC representatives and Minister Birmingham on May 24. We thank the Minister for his…

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Single, Needs-Based, Sector-Blind School Funding Model Welcomed

A single, needs-based, sector-blind school funding model welcomed by non-government parents The Australian Parents Council welcomes the announcement by the Prime Minister and Education Minister that school funding will increase over the next 10 years to $30.6 billion by 2027 and is looking forward to viewing the details of the funding levels and distribution more…

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