What is a Parents and Citizens’ Association?
The P&C is a school-based organisation consisting of parents, teachers and citizens created to bring the school and community into close co-operation. They have existed for over 150 years and have long been recognised by parliament as the representative voice of parents with children in State Schools.
The objective of a P&C Association is to promote the interests of the school by bringing parents, citizens and teaching staff together. We provide equipment required by the school and assist the school in the establishment of school policy and management.
How do we raise money for the school?
Through the efforts of all our volunteers we run a number of fundraising events every year. The events, goals, and donations to the school are all decided at the Fundraising Subcommittee Meetings and the General P&C Meetings. The P&C have also recently taken on a number of businesses including the Primary Canteen, the Senior Canteen, and the Outside Hours School Care and Vacation Care Program for children attending Woodcrest State College.
Why should I join the P&C?
Parents, as partners in the education process, have a right and a responsibility to play an active role in the education of their children.
Recent research has shown that the vital ingredient for a student’s engagement and learning is parental participation. Being involved in the education process is one of the best expressions of support you can give your child. It has the greatest impact on children’s engagement with schooling and educational success. Additionally, it gives the opportunity to participate in decision-making about allocating funds to best assist the school and students. Get involved and become well informed about your child’s education. Their benefit will be rewarding to you.