Federal Shadow Minister for Education and Training, Hon. Tanya Plibersek MP, will open P&Cs Qld annual State Conference in Brisbane on September 6 as more than 400 parents and education leaders gather to learn, share their experiences and work towards reimagining the role of today’s P&Cs.

Australia’s biggest parent conference offers two days of professional development for members of Parents and Citizen’s associations from approximately 1230 regional, rural and metropolitan Queensland state schools.

Newly elected P&Cs Qld President, Kaylee Campradt, is looking forward to welcoming the delegates and tackling some of the common challenges facing P&Cs throughout the state.

“Today’s P&Cs work in close collaboration with the Principal and staff to support the vision and strategic direction for their school. Parents provide invaluable advice and support around all aspects of children’s education.”

“Traditionally many P&Cs are seen as the school’s ‘fundraisers’ yet they are much more than this.”

“One of their biggest challenges continues to be maintaining the volunteer base needed to make up the P&C executive and to run key business operations such as tuckshops, uniform shops and out of hours school care”.

The P&Cs Qld State Conference program features keynote speaker Madonna King, Fiftysix Creations CEO and innovator, Taj Pabari, and includes sessions on environmental education, strategic planning, financial operations and creating respectful communities.

Some of the most successful and innovative P&Cs in Queensland will be celebrated at the “P&C of the Year” awards at the Conference formal dinner on Saturday evening.

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