The Great Schools Network schools’ forum report is available. Four key issues emerged in the forum as the specific foci for developing the GSN. About seventy principals, teachers, school council and board members, parents and students as well as stakeholder groups took part, a phenomenal mix of people that reveals the immense potential. For more information, please contact VICCSO on (03) 9429 5900 or at .
Parent payments have become essential to the provision of free instruction in government schools. In 2013–14, Victorian government schools received $626 million from parents and other locally generated funds. These are among the findings discussed in the Victorian Auditor General’s Office (VAGO) report entitled Additional School Costs for Families. More information may be found on the VAGO website.