Central Coast Council of P&Cs
The Central Coast Council of P&C Associations (CCC P&C) is an independent voice for local public school P&C's, as gazetted in the NSW Education Act and consists of members from P&C's on the Central Coast.
We advocate on behalf of students and their parents to the NSW Education Minister and the Department of Education.
We provide media releases and commentary on TV, radio and in newspapers, as well as commenting and being referenced in state wide media publications.
We work collaboratively with school P&Cs, the Department of Education, Government bodies, other district P&C's, P&C Federation, as well as members of State and Federal Parliament and like-minded school and community organisations.
The Central Coast Council of P&C's values the partnership of it members and the broader community. Accordingly we aim to ensure that the community is kept up to date on relevant information that assists in strengthening bonds around the development and education of our school community.
Please contact President Sharryn Brownlee on 0402 331111 for media comments.
Some Recent Media Stories
School’s back - Central Coast News (coastcommunitynews.com.au)
More funding to help students catch up - Central Coast News (coastcommunitynews.com.au)
Return to school begins mid-month - Central Coast News (coastcommunitynews.com.au)
Connecting to culture improves learning outcomes - Central Coast News (coastcommunitynews.com.au)
Care and connect hub ‘a great initiative’ - Central Coast News (coastcommunitynews.com.au)
Deadline set for teachers to be vaccinated - Central Coast News (coastcommunitynews.com.au)
Staggered school return ‘stressful and confusing’ - Central Coast News (coastcommunitynews.com.au)
Council of P&Cs applauds initiative to support literacy and numeracy - Central Coast News (coastcommunitynews.com.au)
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June 23, 2018
How your child's profile is captured & shared!
Recent data breaches and hacks have prompted many of us to limit the personal information we put online.
But what about our kids?
CCC P&C can provide advice to parents on where to seek help following our very successful Cyber Awareness Forum.
Multiple Radio Interviews and News updates on ABC Central Coast, ABC Newcastle, Triple M, STARFM, SeaFM, 2GB and podcasts on 5@5 Coast News.
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P&C 100 Years - Past Presidents
August 13, 2018
Enhancing Online Safety Act 2015
CCC P&C President Sharryn Brownlee said “Parents will be extremely pleased to see the Federal Government amend and strengthen, the Enhancing Online Safety Act 2015. It is great to see the government recognise the importance of keeping legislation up to date with technological advancements and community expectations.”
“It is important to note that as well as establishing a complaints and objections system, the eSafety Commissioner will have powers to issue removal notices. This is crucial in ensuring that damaging photographs are removed as quickly as possible to protect the victims,” stated Ms Brownlee.
“Parents, as well as the wider community, welcome the establishment of a civil penalty regime that enables the commissioner to seek a civil penalty order, prohibit the posting of, or threatening to post, an intimate image without consent on a social media service. This means that there now will be real consequences and ramifications for offenders. Something which will act as a deterrent to future perpetrators”. She said.
After over 300 people attended a CCC P&C run forum at Mingara around internet safety recently, a forum run successfully in partnership with Brisbane Water and Tuggerah Lakes Local Area Commands, Police School Liason Officers, it became clear that parents and carers are seeking more information and advice as well as demanding consequences for behaviour, something this legislation will do. CCC P&C provided handouts from the eSafety Commissioner on the night and continue to provide updates on their website and email information directly to P&C’s