The Victorian Parents Council welcomes participation by all individuals such as parents, educators and guardians. We also work in partnership with many schools and provide opportunities for all businesses to become corporate sponsors and collaborators. 

In Australian and across the globe, strong, equitable and accessible education is the key to so many doors for every child. 

The first steps on the pathways that we take through life are to a large extent determined by how we learn, from 0 to aged 99. Our ability to access education, make social and intellectual connections and the resources of those that guide us are crucial building blocks to a successful and happy life. 

At VPC we love to support the entire community; the village that raises a child. With online resources and live events, VPC helps to provide support to the entire village on and offline. We welcome all parents, educators, schools and businesses and the extended family of caring individuals who help our children learn and grow, as VPC members.

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VPC Membership - Individual, Entity, School and Corporate

Each membership class has a different level of benefits appropriate to the form of membership. For a full list of benefits for the membership of your interest, click through on the appropriate category.

VPC Victorian Parents Council Membership Educator or Individual-min
individual / educator
VPC Membership Victorian Non Government School-min
Victorian Non-Government School
VPC Parent Resources Parents and Schools working together-min
Any Other School
VPC Membership Business or Corporation-min
Business or Corporation

why become a member?

VPC Policy and Advocacy

  • VPC represents the views of parents to governments and other school education stakeholders

  • You have an opportunity to influence VPC’s policy positions by actively engaging with our communication channels

  • You have an opportunity to shape VPC’s submissions on governments’ education policies, regulation, governance and funding

  • Training Opportunities (flyer) VPC support your continuous development through

  • Access to training and parent support opportunities exclusive to VPC

  • Discounted prices for training and parent support opportunities

VPC Events

  • Offering discounted prices for other VPC events (the details of which are shared through our communication channels)

VPC Communications

  • Parent information and resources (including podcasts and webinars) accessible to members and partners only through our website

  • The regular sharing of content on contemporary issues of parental concern through our social member channels (we are on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, iTunes and YouTube)

  • Receiving regular E-News exclusive to VPC members and partners

VPC Networks

  • Convening parent networking events

  • Facilitating your connections with others through our communication channels, including social media, podcasts and webinars

why become a member?

VPC Policy and Advocacy

  • VPC represents the views of parents to governments and other school education stakeholders

  • You have an opportunity to influence VPC’s policy positions by actively engaging with our communication channels

  • You have an opportunity to shape VPC’s submissions on governments’ education policies, regulation, governance and funding

  • Training Opportunities (flyer) VPC support your continuous development through

  • Access to training and parent support opportunities exclusive to VPC

  • Discounted prices for training and parent support opportunities

VPC Events

  • Offering discounted prices for other VPC events (the details of which are shared through our communication channels)

VPC Communications

  • Parent information and resources (including podcasts and webinars) accessible to members and partners only through our website

  • The regular sharing of content on contemporary issues of parental concern through our social member channels (we are on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, iTunes and YouTube)

  • Receiving regular E-News exclusive to VPC members and partners

VPC Networks

  • Convening parent networking events

  • Facilitating your connections with others through our communication channels, including social media, podcasts and webinars

VPC Membership Categories

Individual Membership

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP FOR PARENTS, GUARDIANS, CARERS AND GRANDPARENTS

Parents come in many forms. We welcome individual members to become part of our community.

SUPPORTING ALL EDUCATORS, TEACHERS, STAFF AND SUPPORT STAFF

Educators are so important in the mentoring of children of all ages. Join us as individual members.

VPC Membership Categories

Individual Membership

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP FOR PARENTS, GUARDIANS, CARERS AND GRANDPARENTS

Parents come in many forms. We welcome individual members to become part of our community.

SUPPORTING ALL EDUCATORS, TEACHERS, STAFF AND SUPPORT STAFF

Educators are so important in the mentoring of children of all ages. Join us as individual members.

VPC School Partners and Corporate Collaborators

As a charity that began in 1959, VPC is one of the oldest collaborators with school communities and businesses who wish to support parents and the education of our children and the wider community. 

We have co-hosted many events and provide an inclusive environment for all who want to promote health and well being through learning. 

We welcome Victorian schools, Australian and International schools and businesses to support our wide range of projects and to suggest new initiatives.

current vpc projects include

  • 60 Years of Education in Victoria - a VPC Retrospective

  • Exponentially growing our Vibrant Online Community

  • Regular Podcasts

  • Regular E-News

  • Membership Portal development

VPC Membership Categories

SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS

● Co-Host VPC Education Seminars and events 
● Gives your school a voice at government level  
● Supports educator and parent body engagement
● Promotes your school and parent community

CORPORATE COLLABORATIONS

● Provide value to Victorian parents 
● Engages the wider community on and offline
Raise awareness of your products and services 
Contribute to a charity of more than 60 years standing

benefactor opportunities

As you think about leaving a legacy, you may want to consider supporting parents who need a village now more than ever. We will collaborate with you to create lasting support for Victorian parents, educators and children, via a specific VPC project or a general donation or bequest. 

benefactor opportunities

As you think about leaving a legacy, you may want to consider supporting parents who need a village now more than ever. We will collaborate with you to create lasting support for Victorian parents, educators and children, via a specific VPC project or a general donation or bequest. 

EXCLUSIVE MEMBER OFFERS

This year, VPC is excited to offer a range of high quality training programs and resources to the VPC membership and our partner schools at exclusive discounted rates. For more information about how to take advantage of these offers, get in touch with us by using the contact form or emailing [email protected].

*Please note that all schools, educators and parents are able to use any of the training opportunities, please apply in your category Individual, Victorian Non-Government School Government, Interstate or Overseas School Business or Corporation.

SUCCESSFUL LEARNING

Successful Learning workshop series can help your school give students and parents the best possible start to early learning and literacy and set the tone for encouraging parent engagement.

Successful Learning is a parent-to-parent workshop series that helps schools encourage and support families to engage in their children’s early learning and literacy. It is tailored to become an integral part of your school’s induction, teaching and student’s learning in the early years. The workshops communicate the value of parents and teachers working together as partners in children’s learning.

Parental engagement makes an important difference to children’s readiness for school, their interest in learning, their academic success and well-being.

▶  Successful Learning PDF.

SUCCESSFUL LEARNING

Successful Learning workshop series can help your school give students and parents the best possible start to early learning and literacy and set the tone for encouraging parent engagement.

Successful Learning is a parent-to-parent workshop series that helps schools encourage and support families to engage in their children’s early learning and literacy. It is tailored to become an integral part of your school’s induction, teaching and student’s learning in the early years. The workshops communicate the value of parents and teachers working together as partners in children’s learning.

Parental engagement makes an important difference to children’s readiness for school, their interest in learning, their academic success and well-being.

▶  Successful Learning PDF.

PARENT ENGAGEMENT IN LEARNING

VPC offers various Professional Development options in Parent Engagement in Learning, from e.g. a Twilight session up to 1-2 days PD sessions. We will cater the PD training to your local needs. Contact VPC for more information.

VPC and VPC facilitator Caz Batson will discuss with you your needs, develop a plan to offer you a more tailored PD experience for your school, community and other settings. 

▶  Supporting Home Based Learning
▶  A Mud Map of the Family - School Partnership Framework

PARENT ENGAGEMENT IN LEARNING

VPC offers various Professional Development options in Parent Engagement in Learning, from e.g. a Twilight session up to 1-2 days PD sessions. We will cater the PD training to your local needs. Contact VPC for more information.

VPC and VPC facilitator Caz Batson will discuss with you your needs, develop a plan to offer you a more tailored PD experience for your school, community and other settings. 

▶  Supporting Home Based Learning
▶  A Mud Map of the Family - School Partnership Framework

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A collaboration between the Resilience Centre and the Victorian Parents Council. 

The Resilience Centre offers quality online parent workshops, including 2- and 4-week online courses in raising resilient children, and 90-minute “Hot Topic” seminars presented by experienced psychologists.

VPC members are eligible for a 20% discount on 4-week online parent courses and a 15% discount on 2-week courses and seminars. Contact VPC for your discount code.

More information at The Resilience Centre website.

EVERY CHANCE TO DANCE

A Breakthrough Movement Education Resource for Primary Teachers.

Every Chance to Dance is an online movement education resource aligned to the Australian Curriculum.

Every Chance to Dance supports teachers to provide a fun, practical and high-quality learning experience for primary aged students to help meet the dance and health and physical curriculum outcomes.

At the click of a button, Every Chance to Dance is the easiest way for teachers to accommodate any gap in professional expertise and reduce their workload. With over 140 video lessons to choose from that include lesson plans and assessment templates, Every Chance to Dance will actively engage students in new ways to develop their movement skills and improve their overall health and well-being.

The EC2D Australian Curriculum links for Dance - Health & Physical Education (HPE) with 4 separate bands of developments; Foundation Year, Year 1 & 2, Year 3 & 4, Year 5 & 6

VPC partner schools, non-government schools in Victoria will enjoy an even greater discount. Any VPC individual teacher’s membership gives you a discounted price to use the program* (conditions apply). Please click through for more information and for your personal discount code contact, VPC directly.

More information at The Every Chance to Dance website.

▶  HPE Curriculum Table
▶  Years 1 and 2 HPE Curriculum Table
▶  Years 3 and 4 HPE Curriculum Table
▶  Years 5 and 6 HPE Curriculum Table

PARENTS AND SCHOOLS WORKING TOGETHER

Is a teacher professional development program designed to develop teachers’ knowledge and skills in working effectively with parents of the children that they teach.

Program materials are based on a broad evidence base from Australian and international research.

The modules are accredited for 5 hours each and are delivered online with interactive discussions, a live web conference for each module, (which is recorded so participants can access it again if required), downloadable resources and a reflective journal.

The modules are:

  • Understanding Parent Engagement
  • Communication
  • Home-School Conflict
  • Transitions
  • Creating a Welcoming School

Educators and School Partners receive up to a 20% discount. Contact VPC for more information.

▶  Parents and School Working Together Module.

VPC Resilience Movie Hope Project (1)

In collaboration with VPC, The Hope Project Screening Documentary RESILIENCE is a one-hour Award winning documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood with over 30,000 community screenings across the USA, RESILIENCE is one of the most essential documentaries of the past decade.

This incredible documentary directed by James Redford (son of Robert Redford) delves into the science of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences study) and a movement in the USA to treat and prevent Toxic Stress. Understanding this vital information informs outcomes from a public health perspective and impacts on many things from heart disease cancer to substance abuse, depression and behaviour.

Host a screening of Documentary RESILIENCE.

Book TEDx Canberra speaker Kate Seselja – Founder of the Hope Project.

Contact VPC.

▶  The Hope Project Screening Documentary

authentic parent voice

Authentic Parent Voice (APV) is a collaboration with VPC.

We are seeking new ways to activate, empower and encourage parent engagement in all aspects of their children’s education. School is one component of the education whole which is strengthened through authentic parent engagement. Parents and families are the significant factor in the holistic education of children.

As part of the Victorian Parents Council collaboration with Authentic Parent Voice, VPC offers VPC school partners and collaborators, the following discounted APV workshops. Contact VPC for more information.

Join Us - Individual, Entity, School and Corporate

Each membership class has a different level of benefits appropriate to the form of membership. We welcome parents, caregivers, individuals, educators, teachers, schools including non-government schools, businesses and corporations. For a full list of benefits for the membership of your interest, click through on the appropriate category.

VPC Victorian Parents Council Membership Educator or Individual-min
individual / educator
VPC Membership Victorian Non Government School-min
Victorian Non-Government School
VPC Parent Resources Parents and Schools working together-min
Any Other School
VPC Membership Business or Corporation-min
Business or Corporation