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P&C of the Year Awards winners

P&C of the Year Awards winners P&Cs Qld has announced the winners in the 2017 P&C of the Year Awards. This was the third year for the Awards, which are sponsored by Commonwealth Bank and recognise the volunteer efforts of parents in state schools throughout Queensland. Eight “Area” winners won $1000 each for their parents […]

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. […]

Beware of insurance scammers

Insurance companies have received calls from distraught policyholders in northern and south-eastern Queensland who have been doorknocked by scammers demanding cash for clean-up, inspection and repair services.   Insurance Council Australia (ICA) CEO Rob Whelan said being aware of scam repairers and builders could save policyholders from becoming victims twice.   “They often claim to […]

Celebrating World Teachers Day

Join P&Cs Qld in celebrating World Teachers Day Friday 28 October by thanking our dedicated teachers. Are you holding a morning tea, gifting cards or a performing a special presentation at your school? Make sure you share on social media so that we can all spread the great work our teachers do for our children […]

Domestic and Family Violence Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016

On 16 August 2016, Hon Shannon Fentiman MP, Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, Minister for Child Safety and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, introduced the Domestic and Family Violence Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 into the Queensland Parliament.   The Bill was referred to the Health, Communities, Disability […]

State Conference comes to Gladstone 2016

P&Cs Qld State Conference 2016 comes to Gladstone 9- 10 September.   P&Cs Qld is delighted to be welcoming The Minister for Education Hon. Kate Jones, Mayor of Gladstone Regional Council Cr Matt Burnett, keynote speaker Jane Caro, and a host of leading education specialists, representatives from the Department of Education and Training, sponsors and […]

P&Cs Qld e-news is now out!

P&Cs Qld e-news is now out! New this month includes updates on State Conference P&C of the Year Award Area events Scam alert Insurance info Launch of QParents And much, much more… If you did not receive it in your P&C email, please contact the office: 3352 3900   Or to subscribe to our list […]

New Partnership with Nature Play Qld

            P&Cs Qld is pleased to support our new partner Nature Play Qld. You will also be able to see Nature Play at our conference in Gladstone, 9-10 September 2016, Back to Basics, Forward to the Future. Nature Play Qld is a not-for-profit community organisation funded by the Queensland Government. […]

Proposed State School Funding Model Changes

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced yesterday that it is the federal government’s intention to hand the responsibility of State school funding solely to state governments, while continuing to support private school education through the federal funding model. P&Cs Qld CEO Kevan Goodworth said “A nation-wide agenda for equitable access to education for all children in […]

Senior Secondary Assessment changes announced

Senior Secondary Assessment changes announced. The Minister for Education and Minister for Tourism and Major Events Kate Jones has announced the details of the senior school assessment overhaul, which will replace the current OP score with the Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR), bringing Queensland in line with the university entrance system in other jurisdictions. P&Cs […]