I find the P&C a really good way to bridge the gap between my kids and the teachers, and to help support the teachers. If, as a parent, you are on board and helping in any way that suits your time and commitments, it creates a good environment for the kids. Parents need to be with the school, not against it. The best outcomes have been when I have helped either in class or on the P&C. It’s human nature – staff simply responded better when I was helping within the school.
I’ve also made some terrific friends through the P&C, but the main reward is making the school the best place possible for our kids.