The NSW Parents’ Council is the peak body representing parents of non-government school students in NSW. Since 1962, the Council has represented parents and advocated on their behalf in order to achieve better educational outcomes for our children and most importantly, to protect our right to choose the best school for our child.
The Council can directly benefit your parent community in the following ways:
- The Council advocates in the political arena at both a state and federal level on your behalf on a range of educational and social issues. They meet with the Minister (and Shadow Minister) for Education every term to raise your concerns, values and educational issues.
- You are represented by the Council on all major educational committees at a state and federal level including the Australian Parents Council, NSW Board of Studies, Association of Independent Schools (AIS), NSW Teachers Institute, School Bus Safety Community Advisory Committee, NSW Joint School Parent Forum and the Non Government Schools Advisory Council (Department of Education).
- They publish a newsletter with the inclusions of articles from principals and professionals on a range of topics relevant to parents which you can subscribe to for free.
- They send regular topical e-bulletins to parents to provide information for discussion at our parent meetings or for inclusion in school newsletters.
- They facilitate topical forums providing interaction between different non government school parent groups.
- They give us the opportunity to celebrate our contribution to the school community through their annual Awards for Excellence.
- They can provide information on compliance issues related to parent associations.
- Allow our school to market to potential students and parents through their School Finder on their website.
- Advertise our school and community events on their Community Notices web page.
Our annual subscription in 2016 is just $3.70 per student. For about the cost of a cup of coffee you can support the Council in the important work we are doing on behalf of parents and your children’s education: it is a partnership: we work with parents, we work with schools, we work with the significant educational bodies and advocate on parents’ behalf to support your right to make a choice where you send your children to school.