Queensland state schools will get an extra day of holidays next year following the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Education and Commonwealth Games Minister Kate Jones said state schools would start Term 2, 2018, on Tuesday 17 April instead of Monday 16 April to allow school buses, used during the Commonwealth Games, to return to
The Queensland Parliament has asked the Education, Tourism, Innovation and Small Business Committee to consider and report on how to improve the delivery of respectful relationships and sex education in regards to the use of technology in Queensland state schools. The Committee invites submissions from individuals and organisations on issues relevant to the terms of
In accordance with the QCPCA Constitution, two (2) Directors’ positions will become vacant in September 2017 and QCPCA members will elect two (2) people to fill these roles. You are invited to nominate to be a QCPCA Director. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to a unique and well-respected organisation by helping to build
Thank you to all who participated in nominating and voting for our volunteer Area Co-ordinators. We are delighted to announce that the following volunteers have been accepted to represent their Areas: (Pictured from left) North Coast: Tia Law Darling Downs South West: Elaine McDonnell North Qld: Kerry Bower Central Qld: Sally Whelan Metro North: Penni
Following the announcement from the Director General Jim Watterston (below) , P&Cs Qld would like to congratulate Peter Kelly, Executive Principal, Chancellor State College who has been successful in securing the position of Regional Director, North Queensland Region and Margaret Gurney who has been appointed to the position of Regional Director, Far North Queensland Region.
P&Cs Qld welcomes Qld Treasurer Curtis Pitt’s announcement today of a record education budget of $13.7B. Education highlights from the budget include: $765M spend on new and enhanced state school infrastructure, $250M for new secondary school classrooms and other infrastructure to cater for an additional 17,000 students in 2020 (this is on top of the
P&Cs Qld congratulates Dianne Loddon on her award of a Medal (OAM) in the General Division in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for “service to education, and to the community”. Di (pictured with Director-General of Education Jim Watterston) was a QCPCA Board Director for many years, until retiring from that position in 2016. Dianne and
The Family-School and Community Partnerships Bureau has refreshed the Family-School Partnerships Framework and developed a set of supporting materials. These materials include engagement and partnership research, and policy and practice resources. The framework was originally developed by the Australian Council of State School Organisations, Australian Parents Council and the Australian Government, and endorsed by Australia’s
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Queensland’s largest school-based parent body and the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program have joined forces to promote the benefits of positive parenting to state school parents. P&Cs Qld is encouraging local committees to host free Triple P seminars and group parenting challenges amongst other initiatives to give parents easy access to free, evidence-based parenting
Queensland Parents & Friends Federation invites state school parents to join Catholic parents at free parent engagement events in Bundaberg, Gladstone and Brisbane (Nundah and Upper Mt Gravatt). This is an opportunity to meet with Dr Debbie Pushor, a leading researcher and practitioner in parent engagement. Click the links below for more information. Please email
Over the past 70 years, QCPCA, through P&Cs Qld and more recently School Councils Qld, has engaged with thousands of state school P&C members, parents, children, principals and Departmental representatives. To help us celebrate our 70th year in 2017, and as we move towards our diamond jubilee in 2022, P&Cs Qld will be collecting QCPCA
P&Cs Qld welcomes aspects of the Turnbull government’s proposed new education funding arrangement, released Tuesday 2 May, 2017. It also cautions against the apparent reduction of overall funding of around $300 million over the next ten years to Queensland schools. P&Cs Qld CEO Kevan Goodworth said, “Gonski 2.0 goes a good way to addressing some
Online Q&A session by eheadspace and headspace for parents and other adults supporting young people headspace School Support works with school communities to prepare for, respond to, and recover from suicide and is urging school communities and parents to be aware of the risks associated with children and young people watching the newly aired Netflix
The Department of Education and Training has advised that the Accounting Manual for Parents and Citizens’ Associations has been updated to version 3.4. The new version can be found on the Department’s website. Click here to download the Manual as a PDF. A summary of changes has also been published, which outlines the changes from