Parliamentary Inquiry

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

2017 Area Co-ordinators elected

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

A special message from the Director-General: Regional leadership team

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.

Family-School Partnerships Framework

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

Issue with spam email

We have been alerted that spam email has been sent from the email address If you have received an email like the following, please do not click on it. We are working to ensure that this does not happen again and apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.

State School Parents and Triple P Join Forces

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

Free parent engagement events

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

Help us tell our history

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

Mixed report card for Gonski 2.0

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