Chatting with other parents while the kids play isn’t new. In recognition that there is to more to gain — for individuals, the school and community — than simply a pleasant few hours, many P&Cs are organising opportunities for the whole school to take part. We talked to two of them.
How can you keep your P&C doors open to all parents? Melissa Lee from the Council Office attended ACT Volunteering’s workshop on Inclusive Volunteering for Organisations and shares her learnings.
Normal Yap – Council Executive Member and delegate from Harrison School
David Pollard – Gold Creek School P&C President and Council Treasurer
It’s not exactly a glamorous topic, but understanding your P&C’s constitution will help you govern your association well – and legally! Here are the answers to your constitution questions.
Many P&Cs are looking to re-invent themselves. So we wondered — if you were to start from scratch, what would your P&C look like? We caught up with Canberra’s newest P&C to find out how they approached it.
Council strives to be the parent voice on public education – and in 2020 we had a lot to say – but how does it work and what do we achieve?
The ACT Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) is a great way for schools to get involved in recycling, help the environment, and raise funds.
What is your P&C for? Right now is an excellent time to get everyone on board and reflect on what your P&C aims to achieve.
Alison Elliott - Council President, and Macgregor Primary School P&C.