Launch of Rural and Remote Education Strategy 2021-2024

The NSW Department of Education has launched the Rural and Remote Education Strategy (2021-2024). The full report can be read here. P&C Federation was involved in the consultation process, and we thank P&C Federation Vice President Natalie Walker for leading our…
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P&C Meetings and COVID-19 Safety Plans

When having meetings on school sites, the Department of Education advises P&C Associations to consult with their school principals to develop a brief plan that addresses running meetings that meet current NSW Health advice. The plan should address the number…
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Vale John Hennessy

We pay our respects to John Hennessy, former General Secretary of NSW Teachers Federation, who recently passed away at home.  On top of his role in Teachers Federation, John Hennessy was for many years the Returning Officer for P&C Federation…
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Have you Updated Your Constitution with the ACNC?

The Prescribed Constitution for incorporated P&C Associations was amended last year to allow P&C Associations to meet virtually. This was in response to P&C Associations not being allowed to meet on school sites due to the pandemic. We note there…
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Education Legislation Amendment (Parental Rights) Bill 2020

The NSW Legislative Council’s Portfolio Committee No. 3 – Education is currently conducting an inquiry into the Education Legislation Amendment (Parental Rights) Bill 2020. The bill can be read here, and terms of reference for the inquiry are here. Submissions…
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Holding your AGM – A checklist

This time of year, many P&C Associations will be holding their Annual General Meeting (AGM). The reasons for holding an AGM include tabling audit and other reports, holding elections, and renewing membership. Each P&C Association is required by its Constitution…
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Maintaining your registration status with ACNC

Has your P&C recently had its AGM? Have you had any changes in your P&C? P&C Associations registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission (ACNC) need to be aware of the following: Keep your P&C Association’s details up to…
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