The P&C is bound in its operation by the rules of the Constitution.
Under the constitution, the P&C Association President must call a minimum of one general meeting each term. Meeting dates are advertised in the schedule of school events on the school website and minutes are emailed to all general members and are available on request. All motions and financial decisions are made at general meetings, with notice given to members. The President may also choose to call executive committee meetings if required between general meetings. The executive committee runs a number of subcommittees.
The P&C focuses on building community and fundraising. Members organize community events throughout the year and welcome new ideas.
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.
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2019 P&C Executive Committee
Paula Sowden (President) firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Brown (Treasurer); Claire Terry (Secretary); Amy Brunsden (Vice-President), Tony Estrano, Helen Barrett (WACSSO rep), Justin Grant.
The principal is always an ex-officio member of the P&C and is automatically on the executive committee.
Other 2019 roles
Azita Khalessi (P&C / School Board representative. This position reports to the School Board regarding P&C activities).
Coordinators – vacant position (Arts); Lise Walsh (Kitchen Garden); Michael Slattery (Dads of Richmond Kids); Kate Cattalini (Canteen Manager); Carly Baker (School Banking); Susan Catalano (Scholastic Bookclub)
P&C Positions for which we seek nominees each year are:
1. Executive committee members: President; Vice-president; Treasurer; Secretary; plus 3 x committee positions
2. Committee coordinators – Arts; Kitchen Garden; Dads of Richmond Kids
3. Program coordinators – Scholastic Bookclub; School Banking; Canteen
4. One-off coordinators – 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
7. General members – attend meetings, receive minutes, vote on motions. All of the above office bearers must also be general members. You can elect to be a general member and not hold another position.
To join the P&C, fill in and submit the following online form/s when nominees are called for, or download and submit a hard copy to the office: PDF file form. If you wish to be an office bearer, please fill in both forms.