The P&C is bound in its operation by the rules of the Constitution.
The role of the P&C is twofold: to build community and to raise funds. Their underlying mandate is always to improve outcomes for students.
Building community, in the context of a school, means bringing people together with a common purpose – to support the children. This could mean organising a child specific event like a disco or colour run, or operating the canteen; organising a family event like a dads’ camp, breakfast or movie night; or planning a bigger community event like the Centenary Fair. All of these events are intended as an opportunity to widen the children’s sense of place and connection and enhance their life experiences.
From time to time the P&C will organise parent only events so that parents can bond and hopefully create strong and positive teams.
Each year, the P&C appoints class parent reps in each classroom. Their role is to bring class families together by organising activities, and to coordinate their class parents’ participation in bigger P&C activities. If you’d like to volunteer for this really important role, or be a general member, complete the P&C nomination form below.
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.
Centenary Fair: On March 21, 2021 Richmond PS will turn 100. This P&C is organising a centenary fete to celebrate on Saturday 20 March 2021. There is a dedicated web page for this event. If you would like to have a stall or help in any way, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 helps to run a gardening club and cooking program; seed to plate, every Friday for all students to learn about growing their own food.
Canteen: The P&C funds a manager to operate the canteen. The P&C oversees all canteen operations with a ‘break even’ target each year.
Class Parent Reps: Parent representatives in each classroom assist the P&C with events and organise class parent events.
Kindy / Pre-primary Parent Reps: K/PP parent representatives additionally coordinate tea towel and kindy plate fundraising.
Year 6 Parent Reps: Parent representatives in year 6 also raise funds for graduation by organising an annual disco, and sports carnival food stall. They also coordinate leavers tops/jackets and assist the school with some aspects of graduation such as decorating the venue.
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.
Please click here for all P&C events: https://rpspc.tidyhq.com/
2021 P&C Executive Committee
Aoife Lannon (President); Chris Brown (Treasurer); Anna Munday (Vice President); Amy Brunsden (Secretary), Kinga Hague, Justin Grant & Mike Slattery
The principal is always an ex-officio member of the P&C and is automatically on the executive committee.
Other 2021 roles
Coordinators – Claire Terry (Centenary Fete); TBA (kitchen garden); Mike Slattery (Dads of Richmond Kids); Ros Owers (Canteen Manager); Carly Baker (School Banking); Susan Catalano (Scholastic Bookclub)
P&C / School Board representative. This position reports to the School Board regarding P&C activities (vacant)
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 as required – Kitchen Garden; Dads of Richmond Kids
3. Class parent reps for each classroom
4. Program coordinators – Scholastic Bookclub; School Banking; Canteen
5. One-off coordinators – kindy T towels, entertainment books, PP plates, other ideas…
6. P&C Reps – at WACSSO; on the School Board; in each class (class parent reps)
7. Honorary Auditor
8. 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.
Nominations are now called for 2021
To join the P&C, fill in and submit the following online form/s, 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.