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    Government investment in safer school crossings a good start

    8 April 2024

    WACSSO welcomes today’s announcement of an additional $10 million investment in making WA school crossings safer from Term Two. For years, WACSSO State Councillors have discussed with various stakeholders the concerns parents across WA have regarding children getting to and from school safely. This investment represents a significant step forward and, we hope, will be the first of a series of actions to address the safety of roads around our schools.

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    WACSSO agrees removing ATAR bonus points helps achieve equity

    20 February 2024

    The recent Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) announcement that bonus points for students studying higher maths and language ATAR subjects will be abolished from 2026 is welcomed by WACSSO. The justification of this decision is that it levels the playing field for all students undertaking ATAR, which aligns with WACSSO’s aspirations of an equitable public education system.

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    WACSSO Position on new Food and Drink Policy

    13 February 2024

    For those P&Cs with canteens, you are likely aware of the updated WA Schools Healthy Food and Drink Policy. Released at the end of the last year, the introduction of this revised policy has caused some confusion and concern among our affiliates. Our position, which we have shared with the Department of Education, is that while we support initiatives aimed at improving health outcomes for children, schools and canteens need time to implement changes.

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