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P&C Association

What is the P&C Association?

All state schools offer opportunities for parents and community members to join a Parents and Citizens' (P&C) Association. These associations are involved in a variety of school activities such as fundraising activities and school functions.

Our P&C is a group of community minded people, parents and citizens, who take on a more formal role to assist the school in providing:

  • additional resources to be used to enhance student learning
  • parents with opportunities to be involved in their child’s education.

Role of the P&C Association

The P&C Association provides a vital service to the school community. The valuable role the P&C plays within the school community and the role and of its Executive and members should not be understated.  The P&C should be a genuine partner in the school’s life, working as one with the school and the wider community to achieve the best possible outcomes for all students of the school.

All parents of children attending Pumicestone State School, and all citizens with an interest in Pumicestone State School, are welcome to join the P&C Association. Membership, once registered by the Association affords the member cover under P&C insured Voluntary Worker and Public Risk schemes.

The Principal is the site manager and the Minister’s representative. The P&C Association is there to work with the Principal and the school community in a productive partnership to achieve the best possible outcomes for students of the institution. It is not the role of the P&C Association to interfere in the daily running of the school, which is the role of the principal.

Functions of the P&C Association

To foster community interest in educational matters.

To encourage closer cooperation between the parents of students attending the school, other members of the community, staff and students of the school.

To provide advice and recommendations to the principal of the school on issues and concerns in respect of students and the general operation and management of the school.

To provide or assist in the provision of financial or other resources or services for the benefit of students of the school.

To perform any other functions, not inconsistent with the Act, as the Minister may decide.