P&C Association

P&C President’s Address: 2020

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.  Recent social events include: big breakfasts, mums night out, quiz nights, movie nights, waterslide day

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: rpsspringfair2020@gmail.com.

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 such as cake stalls, social events, fundraising and ANZAC flowers.

Kindy / Pre-primary Parent Reps:  K/PP parent representatives coordinate tea towel and kindy plate fundraising.

Year 6 Parent Reps: Parent representatives in year 6 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/

2020 P&C Executive Committee

Paula Sowden (President) virtuallysortedwa@gmail.com

Chris Brown (Treasurer); Claire Terry (Secretary);  Amy Brunsden (Vice-President), Tony Estrano, Justin Grant & one position vacant.

The principal is always an ex-officio member of the P&C and is automatically on the executive committee.

Other 2020 roles

Lacey Filipich (P&C / School Board representative. This position reports to the School Board regarding P&C activities).

Coordinators – Claire Terry (Centenary Fete); James Hepworth (Arts); Lise Walsh (kitchen garden); Michael Slattery (Dads of Richmond Kids); Ros Owers (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.


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.

P&C General Membership Form 2021

P&C Office Bearer Nomination Form 2021