WELCOME TO THE FIRST VPC E-NEWS IN 2021
Dear VPC Community,
It’s March 2021 already!
VPC has received many messages of support and thanks for the work we did over 2020 delivering the VPC Live programs supporting parents and their children through a very challenging year. We have a terrific program of events planned for 2021. VPC Live welcomes back some of our favourite speakers from 2020, Michelle Mitchell and Dr Marie Yap as well as some new faces. A reminder that our VPC Live events are available to all parents and families at no charge.
In 2021, VPC continues to advocate for parents with children in the non-government school sector and we will be holding focus groups and surveys on issues that are important to our families across the State. Please register your interest, Parent Voice is critical and participating in our consultations is one way you can be heard.
Earlier this term on 9 February, we supported the Safer Internet Day (SID) -"Together for a better internet, raising awareness about online safety.
The E-Safety Commissioner organised a live Virtual Classroom webinar to test your students' ability to detect fake news and misinformation online. This event “Be an eSafe kid: Fake news, real harms”, will be repeated on Tuesday 4 May 2021 at 9.30 to 10.15 am for all schools, State, Catholic and Independent schools in Australia.
How do I know if something is fake? Useful for parents having a conversation with their kids.
Please read our main-E-News Article Teaching critical thinking to sort the fake news from the consumable content – by Martine Oglethorpe
A few upcoming events:
VPC Live Event: How to Talk to Kids About Puberty - Michelle Mitchell -Thursday 18 March at 7.30-8.15pm
VPC Focus Group Consultation for Parents – School Buses in Rural & Regional Victoria Tuesday 27 April 2021 at 7pm Melbourne time
We are an enthusiastic Committee and hope some of you like to join and share your talent(s) with us. We are looking forward to delivering what you need and endeavour to support you all as best as we can. As always, we look forward to continuing to work with all of the vibrant VPC Community on- and offline. We welcome your interaction and feedback.
Eveline Jona, VPC President
Victorian Parents Council – The Vibrant Parent Community Est. 1959