ACSSO is represented on the Asia Education Foundation Advisory Board and on its work on the development of promotional materials to key elements of school communities (parents, students, teachers, principals) on the importance of Asian studies and cultural understanding. ACSSO plays a key role on the board of the AEF and also works in collaboration with the distribution and publicising of surveys to support research
ACSSO provides support to ACARA through stakeholder feedback in all areas of development
ACSSO in partnerships Ford Australia are delivering the Ford Safe Driving Skills for Life project across Australia. More information on our partnerships with Ford Australia is provided on our Driving skills for Life project page
ACSSO is our foundation member of The Parenthood and provides representation on their board. Together through social media and meetings, we advocate for access and opportunities for children and young people
ACSSO collaborates with ARACY in the area of parent engagement and provides expertise expertise to their Parent Reference Group
ACSSO is building a strong relationship with Catholic School Parents Australia to improve network opportunities in the interest of all young people in our schools across Australia
ACSSO actively supports the Public Education Foundation through sponsorship of their awards evening and awareness raising of the valuable work currently being conducted
ACSSO is a proud member of the of the AESA. We have representation on the board and actively work together to advocate sustainability education in schools
ACSSO has a strong relationship with Reconciliation Australia and supports their ambition to enable all Australians to contribute to the reconciliation of the nation and their vision of reconciliation based on five inter-related dimensions: race relations, equality and equity, unity, institutional integrity and historical acceptance.
ACSSO also works in collaboration with Secondary Principals Council; the Australian Government Primary Principals Association, the Australian Primary Principals Association; Children with Disability Association, Early Childhood Australia and Australian Council Early Childhood and Quality Assurance (ACECQA), Australian Parents Council and their affiliates and Isolated Children’s Parents Association. We meet (face to face; telephone or email) regularly with these groups.
In addition to those mentioned ACSSO continues to represent parents and community in many forums.
ACSSO continues to work closely with;
ACSSO CEO manages the Family-School and Community Partnerships Bureau. ACSSO continues its role on the governance committee of the Family-School Community Partnerships Bureau, working to ensure the strategies and objectives of the Bureau are realised.
ACSSO has participated in the Safe Schools Coalition dinner workshop and symposium and is a key supporter of the Need to Succeed Alliance: Sydney and Victorian symposium
ACSSO continues to support and promote:
ACSSO continues to reflect on its own performance and workings in order to improve the way it supports and delivers the message of parents in public schools
Volunteer time continues to be an issue for greater participation in activities and we acknowledge the importance of reaching out to the wider parent pool in order to ensure when requested by government, department, stakeholders and media that we are able to respond appropriately, timely and effectively.
ACSSO has continued the review of its strategic plan to ensure it is aligned with current key education priorities and issues.
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