P&C Association

The Richmond PS P&C Association meets twice a term. One meeting is a general meeting, the other an executive committee meeting. Meeting dates are advertised in the schedule of school events on the website and minutes are emailed to all financial members and are available on request.

The P&C focuses on building community and fundraising.  The committee organizes a series of community events throughout the year including, but not limited to;

  • Family breakfasts
  • Student disco
  • Family outdoor movie and arts night
  • Mums’ social event
  • Quiz night for parents (or similar)

The P&C has a number of sub committees led by parents:

Dads of Richmond Kids: This group of dads runs a number of events each year designed to include dads in their children’s education and to build relationships between dads. The group operates under the umbrella of The Fathering Project. Events include for example a dads and kids camp; billy cart race, bike ride and bowls night.

Arts Committee: This group of parents helps with art projects around the school. Recently they have created a name plate for the canteen, helped our art teacher coordinate a banner for the Town of East Fremantle, helped the school mount exhibitions of student work and worked with us to coordinate a mosaic artist to make a name plate for the school.

Kitchen Garden: The P&C funds a paid member to run a gardening and cooking program; seed to plate, every Friday for all students to learn about growing their own food. This group of parents helps the school to run school gardening club and to maintain the kitchen garden.

Canteen: The P&C funds a manager to operate the canteen. The P&C oversees all canteen operations.

Class Parent Reps: Parent representatives in each classroom assist the P&C with events such as cake stalls, social events, leavers’ shirts, fundraising and ANZAC flowers.

School Banking program: A group of parents runs a school banking program before school on Tuesdays outside the library.  The P&C oversees all school banking operations.

2019 P&C Committee

Paula Sowden (President) virtuallysortedwa@gmail.com

Tony Estrano (Vice-president); Chris Brown (Treasurer); Claire Terry (Secretary);  Lise Walsh, Helen Barrett, Justin Grant (executive members).

Azita Khalessi is the School Board representative. This position reports to the School Board regarding P&C activities.

Coordinators – Amelia Gabbiani (Arts); Lise Walsh (Kitchen Garden); Michael Slattery (Dads of Richmond Kids); Kate Cattalini (Canteen Manager); Carly Baker (School Banking); Susan Catalano (Scholastic Bookclub)

The principal is always an ex-officio member of the P&C.

P&C Positions for which we seek nominees each year are:

1. President; Vice-president; Treasurer; Secretary; plus 3 x executive committee positions

2. Committee Coordinators – Arts; Kitchen Garden; Dads of Richmond Kids

3. Program Coordinators – Scholastic Bookclub; School Banking; Canteen

4. One-off jobs! – kindy T towels, entertainment books, PP plates, other ideas…

5. P&C Reps – at WACSSO; on the School Board; in each class (class parent reps)

6. Honorary Auditor for 2019 books

Fill in the following form when nominees are called for, and forward to the office or download and fill in the following PDF file form.

P&C General Membership Form

P&C Office Bearers Nomination Form