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Community awareness: Queensland Container Refund Scheme

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 […]

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 […]

QCPCA Board election result

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 […]

P&C Award 1 Sept 2017

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

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 […]

Vote for QCPCA Board Directors

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 […]

The National Fete Research Project

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 […]

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. […]