The Department of Education sets the term and school holiday dates for all Queensland state schools. Term Dates Length Term 1 Monday 22 January – Thursday 29 March 10 weeks Term 2 Tuesday 17 April – Friday 29 June 11 weeks Term 3 Monday 16 July – Friday 21 September 10 weeks Term 4 […]
Book now for the next scheduled School Council training 1 May 2018: One-day workshop in Brisbane Click here for the detailed flyer. For more information on this program, contact the QELi programs team on: 07 3007 5222 or firstname.lastname@example.org or to register for this program go to www.qeli.qld.edu.au.
The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection and Boomerang Alliance are delivering information sessions to community organisations throughout Queensland about the upcoming container refund scheme (CRS) and single-use lightweight plastic shopping bag ban, where participants are provided with information to help them prepare for the introduction of the CRS. P&Cs Qld is working with the Department of […]
In the lead up to the next state election, QCPCA (trading as P&Cs Qld and School Councils Qld) has prepared a Position Statement which will be used to advocate to various levels of government on behalf of P&Cs in Queensland state schools. We would like to hear the view of your P&C. Please read the […]
At the QCPCA annual general meeting, held on 8 September at the Sofitel Hotel Brisbane, Kaylee Campradt and Chris Taylor were elected to the Board. Both Kaylee and Chris have volunteered as QCPCA Board Directors for the past two years and, under the QCPCA Constitution, were eligible to nominate for re-election for a second two-year […]
The QIRC has published the updated Parents and Citizens Associations Award – State 2016 with an increase to pay rates, effective 1 September 2017. Parents & Citizens Associations Award – State 2016 New rates of pay from 1 September 2017 are listed from page 15. Position Descriptors from page 34.
Textile clothing and footwear annual report no longer required We have just been made aware that schools and P&Cs no longer need to request suppliers to submit a statutory declaration regarding their compliance to the Code of Practice on Employment and Outwork Obligations for Textile Clothing and Footwear, effective immediately. The annual reporting requirement for the purchase […]
Two positions for elected directors on the QCPCA Board will become vacant at the Annual General Meeting in September. P&Cs that are current financial members of P&Cs Qld, and P&Cs Qld Life Members are entitled to one vote each. Ballot papers and candidate information have been mailed to eligible members, and P&Cs are asked to […]
Our friends at the Fundraising Directory are undertaking a National Fete Research Project – the very first large scale-survey of school fetes in Australia. In collaboration with The Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Non-Profit Studies based at the Queensland University of Technology, this research will deliver important data for school parent committees and the organisations […]
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 […]
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 […]