The early activities of State Parents and Friends Associations which came into being prior to 1962 laid the foundations for the formation of the APC. The history of the APC is a great story of how we evolved in the early days, and how each State became an integral part of the APC.
The Australian Parents Council (APC) is a national federation of Catholic and Independent school parents' organisations. APC seeks to promote choice and quality in schooling, the equitable distribution of government funds for schooling and effective partnerships to maximise schooling outcomes.
APC's four goals are Choice, Quality, Equity and Voice. See APC Principles & Objectives for more information.
The National Executive manages APC affairs in between Annual Conferences. It provides oversight and direction for the national office and usually meets face to face twice per year and by teleconference if and when required.
The APC is represented by State affliates in most States of Australia and we encourage people wishing to contact their State organisation, to make contact with their local affiliate.
The Annual Conference sets APC policy and provides strategic direction. Generally held over one weekend in August or September, by rotation around the states and territories, attendees are delegates and observers representing APC's affiliated organisations.