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Parents support ‘truth telling’ in Australian Curriculum Review

The Australian Parents Council has firmly backed the focus on ‘truth telling’ and accurate accounts of historical events of the colonisation of Australia in a submission to the current Australian Curriculum Review. ‘APC endorses the findings of ACARA’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Advisory Group for the Cross Curriculum Priorities and fully supports the…
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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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Submission to the review on senior secondary pathways into work, further education and training.

The Australian Parents Council included in it’s submission that: a lack of knowledge and understanding of modern education pathways by parents is acting as a barrier for some students a single numerical ranking does not speak to the holistic achievement of 13 years of schooling. 2019 APC Submission Review into Senior Secondary Pathways
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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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Concerning trend of decline must be addressed

“Our concern is not about Australia leading the world in rankings but more about acknowledging and dealing with the growing trend of apparent educational decline.  For the investment made, we should, and must, expect better from our overall education system for all our children.” said Shelley Hill, APC President.
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