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Media Release - QCEC & CSPQ welcome ALP funding commitment


An election commitment from the Australian Labor Party to boost funding for family engagement would have positive outcomes for students according to the Queensland Catholic Education Commission (QCEC) and Catholic School Parents Queensland (CSPQ).

The ALP has committed to increase funding for family engagement strategies to $140,000 per year so more schools can be supported to engage families with their children’s learning. Read the full media release here >>

QLD State Election 2020

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Catholic School Parents Queensland and the Queensland Catholic Education Commission have put forward the following requests to the major parties during the state election. Read our policy summaries here >>

Parents: Do you have a young person in Yr 12?


Have you checked that they have registered for the ATAR portal as this information is online release only.
For further information and "How to" video

Minister Tehan launches new CSPA Case Studies

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Catholic School Parents Australia (CSPA) have developed new case studies for their Gearing up for parent engagement website, that were launched by the Minister for Education Dan Tehan MP on 15 September.
Read the CSPA media release about the launch here >>

View the Case Studies and other Parent Engagement resources here:

Celebrating Father's Day - The fathering Project

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This year The Fathering Project Team has developed a campaign and material for you to use with your Dads Group and broader school community, including with your students so they can let their dad or father-figure know how special they are. Download resources here >>

Growing Up Digital Australia: Phase 2, Want to Hear from You

The Gonski Institute have recently launched Phase 2 of the Growing Up Digital Australia research project.
We are hoping to hear from as many parents, carers and grandparents as possible from all walks of life.

Please forward to other parents in your school community or post on your school Face book page. Don't forget to ask Grandparents to participate also.

The survey link can be found at

The survey will be open until October 11th.

Join the Care Army

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Volunteers can help with small acts of kindness such as: 

delivering groceries, medicines and essential items.

Read more about how you, your family or your school
parent group/P&F can help our vulnerable seniors...


Andrew Fuller's paper on parents and home-based learning


Please find here link to a paper written by Andrew Fuller
to help parents remain sane(ish) while kids are doing
home-based learning.


Special ABC podcasts for children and parents


A few special podcast episodes that the ABC has released for children and parents around the coronavirus coverage.

Click here to read the full article >>

Mother's Day Gift Stall Ideas#buyfromabushbusiness


Is your P&F/parent group considering a Mother's Day stall in 2020?

Look no further than Facebook(FB) and request to join Mother's Day Gift Stall Ideas-#buyfromabushbusiness

The FB page is a group of sellers who have items suitable to be sold at Mother's Day stalls.

This a great way for schools to support and partner with our friends in the bush.