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What is the Parents and Citizens Association?

 
P&C’s were created and are legislated by the Queensland Government to give parents a voice in the school.  We also are given the framework to raise funds for our school.
 
All P&Cs are provided with guidelines on how to operate by the Queensland Council of Parents and Citizens Association (P&Cs Qld).
 

When do we meet?

 
We generally meet each month through the school year in the school hall on Thursday evenings commencing at 7.00 pm.  At these meetings, we provide reports on activities from the previous month including finances, reports from our businesses (Tuckshop, Uniform Shop and Out of School Hours Care) as well as fundraising events.  We also receive a report from the Principal on school events and priorities.   
 
Early in the school year, we hold an Annual General Meeting.  This meeting dissolves all memberships from the previous year and accepts all new applications for membership.  We also elect our Executive Members for the year, appoint our committees and working parties and set a working budget for the next 12 months. Our Audited Financial Reports are also presented at this time.
 
 
Meetings for 2017
 
AGM 

16 March
 
General Meetings (To be confirmed at the AGM) 
 
March 30
April 27
May 25
June 22
July 27
August 31
October 19
November 23

P&C Facebook Page

 
Stay up to date and connect with other families by liking our Facebook page
 

Who can attend?

 
Any community member is welcome to attend our meetings.  Every month at the end of the meeting we invite applications for membership.  Membership on the committee is open to all and this gives you the opportunity to vote on any decisions that we make.  To become a member you will need to complete a membership form.  Of course, you are still able to attend without becoming a member, and there is no obligation to attend every meeting we hold. All persons attending the meeting must abide by the Code of Conduct  (PDF, 57 KB)
 

Executive members

 
Our Executive Members consist of President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary roles. These officers provide leadership to the association as well as taking on the governance and oversight of our businesses.  The Executive team are responsible for managing the budget, funding approvals, HR matters and community engagement.  They work with the broader association and other key stakeholders to ensure the aims and priorities of the association are upheld.
 

The president is the line Manager to the Schools Out Manager and the Retail Operations Convenor and this involves annual work performance reviews, regular meetings, approval of pay and leave and any complaints that arise from these areas.

 
2016 Executive
 
 
President – Alicia Broad   wsspandc.president@gmail.com
 
 
Vice President – Vacant
 
 
Secretary – Natalie Tracey   wsspandc.secretary@gmail.com
 
 
Assistant Secretary – Nat King 
 
 
Treasurer – Scott Webb   wsspandc.treasurer@gmail.com
 
 
Assistant Treasurer –  Vacant
 
 

P&C Membership Forms 

 
 
 

P&C Subcommittees

 
Subcommittee                         Contact                  Email
Buildings & Grounds                   Peter Stewart          Pete.stewart2@gmail.com
Fundraising                               Catherine Shooter    fundraisingwss@gmail.com
OHSC Management Committee   Carl Thorning           wsspandc.treasurer@gmail.com
Retail Operations                       Vacant
Wobbegongs Swim Club             Anna Krieger            www.wobbegongs.com.au
 
 

Subcommittee Reports

 
Each subcommittee of the P&C is required to submit a report at the meeting to summarise what is happening in that area.  Please use the Subcommittee Report Template and email to the secretary on the Monday before the meeting.

Funding Requests

To submit requests for funding from the P&C, please read the Funding Request Guidelines (PDF, 139 KB) and then complete the Funding Request Form and submit to the secretary by the Friday prior to the meeting.

 

Out of school hours care - School's Out

 
The P&C operates a fully licensed and accredited Out of School Hours Care Facility (School’s Out) that provides care for school aged children both before and after school.  School’s Out is open from 7.00 am in the morning and closes at 6pm each school day.  Our School's Out Business Manager can be contacted at wssschoolsout@gmail.com
  

School’s Out also operates Vacation Care to provide school holiday care for our school family.

Events

 

Throughout the year we hold events for our school families to encourage building a stronger community and to help raise funds for the school.  These events vary from discos and pool parties to adults-only trivia nights.  All our school families are invited to attend, meet other families and be involved in the school.

 
 Term One 2017
  
  •   Welcome to Wooloowin Swim - Feb 4
  •  Disco - March 2
  • Trivia Night - March 25
  •  Easter Raffle - March 31 (TBC) 
 
 
 Term Two 2017
   
  • Mothers Day Stall - May 12
  • Fun Fair - June 11
 
 
 Term 3 2017
  
  • Disco - July 20
  • Fathers Day Stall - September 1
  
 Term 4 2017
 
  •   End of Year event - November 25
 
 
Suggestions are always welcome for other fundraising and non fundraising events.  If you have an idea or would like to organise an event please contact us.
 
If you would like to get involved, there are two options; Fundraising Sub Committee or being on the volunteer list.
 
The Fundraising Sub Committee is responsible for deciding, organising and seeking support from P&C for events throughout the year.
 
Volunteer List – are parents that wish to contribute but may not have time to attend meetings. We will call on parents from this list to assist with any events where we need volunteers, and you will then have the choice to participate or not. 
 
Either of these options will be a great way for you to support your school and make new friends.
 
If you would like to be part of the fundraising committee or the volunteer list please email: fundraisingwss@gmail.com
 
For more information on the P&C, please email:  pandc@wooloowinss.eq.edu.au