How long do the meetings go for?
The P&C meetings are between one and two hours long. If you are unable to stay for the whole meeting, don’t worry – you are still very welcome.
Can I get something on the agenda?
Everyone is welcome to raise their issues and concerns at a meeting. You need to attend the meetings, or nominate someone to attend on your behalf, so that you can discuss your position. If you would like something added to the agenda, please email firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24 hours before the meeting time.
What type of things are discussed at meetings?
At every meeting there is a report from a representative from the school (usually Principal or Deputy Principal), OSHC and the Treasurer. There is an overview of what’s been happening within the P&C, a rundown on any events or fundraising initiatives. We also discuss issues that are raised by people within the school community, such as allocation of funding, parking, communication systems and events. For more details, please see copies of previous Minutes posted here. P&C meetings aren’t the forum to discuss curriculum issues or issues that are particularly relevant to your child, this is best done with your child’s teacher, Stage Principal or Principal.
If you would like something added to an agenda or if you would like to discuss an issue that is of concern to you, or to pass on positive feedback, please email or call a representative of the P&C. Contact details can be found here.
How can I get involved?
Just come along to a meeting or contact one of the P&C Exec. We’re always looking for new parents/carers to get involved and would love to hear from you.
There are so many ways you can help:
- come to a meeting
- volunteer at the canteen or uniform shop
- volunteer at an event
- run a fundraising event
- volunteer for a committee (such as canteen, OSHC, fundraising)
- lend your tech skills (we need ad hoc help with IT, website maintenance, graphic design, organisation, manual labour – all sorts of things – just ask and we’ll put your skills to use somehow!)