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Who is QCPCA?

Qld Council of Parents and Citizens’ Association (QCPCA) trades as P&Cs Qld and School Councils Qld. P&Cs Qld is the peak parent body which represents the interests of state school parents and citizens associations throughout Queensland. It has a history of over 70 years and a membership of approximately 1250 P&C associations.

  • Advocate strategically and consistently at all levels of decision making, on behalf of parents and affiliated parent organisations (P&Cs and School Councils)
  • Support P&C Associations and School Councils through the provision of state-of-the-art services, policy advice and professional development.

  • a genuine partner in the decision-making in relation to public education in this state
  • the pre-eminent representative parent and community group in this state, indispensable because of its worth
  • the benchmark for all parent and community organisations, nationally and internationally.

  • to represent and support the activities of P&C Associations
  • to foster the activities of P&C Associations in the interest of their students
  • to be involved in all areas of education affecting the parent, the school and the community
  • to communicate regularly and formally with the Department of Education and Training and other bodies having objectives similar to those of the Company
  • to promote closer co-operation between principals, teachers, students and parents
  • to be non-sectarian and non-party political.

  • a Company Limited by Guarantee with a nine-person Board, governed by a constitution
  • a service organisation to its members in all areas relevant to their operation
  • an advocacy group to governments, political parties and the wider community
  • a networked company with volunteer Area teams in eight geographic zones throughout Queensland
  • serviced by a State Office based in Brisbane.

  • insurance for your P&C events and activities
  • immediate informed advice and support via a permanently staffed telephone hotline and email service
  • a comprehensive and informative website where P&Cs can also store and share their key documents and information
  • a quarterly magazine, Parent Talk, which presents information of interest to P&C associations, schools and parents
  • a monthly email newsletter, P&C-e, which provides timely updates on current issues
  • research and reports
  • statewide events and workshops
  • Area conferences, seminars, workshops, networking and skilling
  • training resources, kits, webinars
  • a range of communication channels including Facebook and Twitter
  • analysis of federal and state education initiatives
  • representation at regional, state and federal levels
  • the opportunity to provide feedback to Area, state and federal organisations through the peak parent body in Queensland and our national partner, ACSSO.