Sharing Expertise

Through Council, P&Cs can share expertise, learn from others and network.

Social media

Follow Council on Facebook - we often share posts from other P&Cs so you can see what they are up to.
Or join our Canberra P&C Leaders Group (closed group) where you can chat to and learn from P&C people across Canberra. 
Or Facebook Groups that share information and learning about running school-based uniform shops or canteens in the ACT.

Working groups

Council Working Groups (sub-committees) focus on making improvements and sharing expertise on specific topics, including canteens, uniform shops, and before and after school care. Anyone can join.

Council meetings

Meet other P&C members at our regular meetings and hear how they approach their roles.


A regular section in ParentACTion magazine shares great things happening at our P&Cs to inspire others:

At our P&C...

BINGO night!
(Macgregor Primary)

Community cafe
(Macquarie Primary) 

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Back to the 90s 
(Bonython Primary) 


Welcoming new parents
(Mawson & Harrison Schools)

 Building a Cultural Garden and outdoor learning space
(Turner Primary)


 Re-inventing the P&C for busy parents
(North Ainslie Primary)

Engagement Team

What does a NEW P&C look like?
(Margaret Hendry School)


After school playdates

(Curtin & Duffy Primaries)


Reducing canteen plastic waste
(Aranda Primary) 

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...parent info sessions
(Mount Stromlo High)

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Online Fete!?
(Latham Primary) 


...moving online for Covid-19
(Gordon and Farrer Primaries)

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... our Class Carer Program links our community
(Chapman Primary)


 ...a games night got the teens involved
(Namadgi School)


...smaller, focused, leveraged events were easier than a fete
(Charles Conder and Neville Bonner Primaries) 


...we employ a Business Manager to take care of business
(Miles Franklin &Campbell Primary)


...a fun event helped parents recycle their fashion clothing!
(Maribrynong  Primary)

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... we run classes to keep our community fit!
(Mount Rogers Primary)


...we live stream part of our meetings to a growing audience
(Gold Creek School)


...we grew our association by focusing on fun rather than fundraising
(Turner Primary)


...we brought our community together to camp out at the school!
(Southern Cross Early Childhood School)
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...we use the Google Suite

to stay organised
(Kingsford-Smith School)


... our canteen is creating and
promoting health foods
(Kaleen and Ainslie Primary) FruitCupsSM


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with "Fraser Friends"
(Fraser Primary)

... an online site made
our silent auction easier

(Torrens School)

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..our pick-up system keeps traffic flowing and students safe
(Forrest Primary)

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great day and fundraiser
(Lyneham Primary)

movie poster
. we ran a fun family movie
for Father's Day.
(Farrer Primary)

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... we made this

gorgeous cookbook!
(Ainslie Primary)

... a community kitchen welcomes international families
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 ... we re-invented the P&C for
high school
(Belconnen High)

...our after school activities is
a successful business
(Forrest Primary)


...we took a goal-oriented approach
(Palmerston Primary)

 ...we use social media to communicate with parents
(Harrison school)


We would love to hear what happens in your P&C - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to have your story appear in our magazine for others to enjoy or learn from (you don't even have to do the writing if you don't have time!).