Code of Conduct

This Code of Conduct clarifies the expected standards of all P&C Association members. It has been adopted to aid all members of our school community to work as a cohesive group in partnership with the school. 

The Code is intended to promote and maintain the highest standard of ethical behaviour by P&C Association members. Members of a P&C Association should adhere to the Code of Conduct at all times. This Code applies to each member of a P&C Association.

P&C Association members are to:
· act in the best interest of the whole school community at all times
· act in compliance with the Constitution
· act and work within the boundaries of the Education (General Provisions) Act 2006, the Education (General Provisions) Regulation 2017 and the Department of Education’s policies and procedures relevant to P&C Association operations
· conduct and present themselves in a professional manner and act ethically and with integrity at all times
· act with courtesy and demonstrate respect for all persons, whether fellow P&C Association members, school staff, parents/carers, students, community members
· remain objective and avoid personal bias at all times
· represent all members of the school community
· engage the school and wider community in developing and effecting school priorities, policies and decisions in a manner that is consultative, respectful and fair
· declare any conflicts of interest and not misuse their office to advance individual views or for personal gain
· make fair, transparent and consistent decisions
· provide objective and independent advice
· listen and be tolerant of the views and opinions of others, even if those views and opinions differ from their own
· treat official information with care and use it only for the purpose for which it was collected or authorised
· respect confidentiality and information privacy (about the school, community members, staff or students) at all times and not disclose confidential information
· not use confidential or privileged information to further personal interests
· be responsive to the requirements of the school community
· seek to achieve excellence in educational outcomes for all students at the school
· listen and respond to issues and concerns regarding strategy and policy.
P&C members (including Executive Committee members) should also abide by all expectations outlined in the school’s Parent and Community Code of Conduct if the school has one.