The P&C Association is an important part of the school community and meets twice a term at school. The P&C is involved in fundraising, assisting in the organisation of some whole-school events, overseeing the running of the uniform shop, Bookclub and canteen, and furthering the relationship between the school and community. The most important thing about the P&C Association is that you get involved!
From the P&C
As the final term draws to a close it’s a great opportunity to wrap up on what we achieved this year. It’s important to know as a parent what your hard spent time helps achieve and why it matters for us to fundraise as we do in the school community.
To begin with, the first question I’m always asked is “what does the P&C do”. In our school we really have four main activities:
- We operate the canteen
- We run the uniform shop
- We fundraise for the school to supply all the extra things our children need for a great quality education
- We hold community events
On the fundraising side, our most obvious activity is the Farmers Market. Each week this event raises money directly for the P&C through stall income. On alternate weeks we also hold a bacon & egg wrap stall, the full proceeds of which also go back to the P&C.
In addition, this year we also held a Lapathon which successfully raised additional money for the school.
The Entertainment Books also raised a fantastic $1526.
This year, the school came to us with a list of almost $70,000 worth of equipment and event money they required. I’m pleased to say that we have been able to accommodate $47,627 worth of these requests already with another approximately $20,000 committed and still to be paid. These things consisted of:
- Laptop computers ($12,000 worth)
- Interactive whiteboards
- Interschool T-Shirts
- Pre-Primary and Kindy book awards
- End of year awards
- Library Books
- Reading Eggs
- A new canteen stove
- The protective behaviours “safe for kids” program
- Schoolwide CCTV
- Decodable readers for the lower school
- The Origo Math Program
In addition, the P&C were responsible for obtaining the donation of $100,000 from the state government which paid for our nature playground, mud pie oven and dinosaur pits.
Many thanks to everyone who has been involved this year. We couldn’t have done it without you.
President: Andrew Taylor [email protected] 0413 899 762
Treasurer: Franc Mazzella [email protected]