SCHEDULE 2 – CODE OF CONDUCT FOR P&C ASSOCIATION 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.