Our P&C has an important job to do and we would love you to be part of it!
The Proserpine State High School has an active and enthusiastic Parents and Citizen’s Association. P&C Associations are an essential part of the school and are made up of parents and community members who want to contribute to the management and improvement of their school.
We would like to introduce the 2016 P&C Executive Committee:
President: Samantha Lane
Vice-President: Leigh Skead
Secretary: Tanya Bandow
Treasurer: Julie MacDonald
Canteen Convenor: Sue Walker
Aim of the Proserpine State High School P&C:
To support students to have the best learning experience whilst at Proserpine State High School.
To encourage close cooperation among parents, pupils, teaching staff and the community.
Provide a canteen service in the school
Providing desirable aids to education and supplementing the material requirements of the school
What does the Proserpine State High School P&C do?
The P&C is a not for profit venture that is primarily interested in furthering the educational experiences and opportunities of all the students at Proserpine State High School. Most funds are generated through the tuckshop and are fed back into the school towards various programs as prioritised by the P&C.
Why be a part of the P&C?
Children and schools do better when parents are involved.
Recent research has shown that students whose parents are actively engaged with their education do better and are happier at school*. In addition, more recent research is highlighting the fact that schools do better when parents are involved**.
Are on the 3rd Wednesday of each month (unless in school holidays) from 7 – 9 pm at the school administration block. Attendance at meetings is a great opportunity to find out more about what is happening in the school, its future plans and how these will affect your child(ren) and your family. It is also a venue for parents to voice concerns, raise issues and discuss ideas both with the Principal and with other parents.
If you are not already, you may wish to be involved in the P&C canteen. The Proserpine State High School P&C canteen has a wonderful tradition of volunteers who contribute their time. Volunteering at the P&C canteen provides an opportunity to network (meet teachers), gain skills, confidence and experience. Tuckshop volunteers are usually involved in the preparation of fresh healthy foods for the students to enjoy. The tuckshop is able to make a profit due to the volunteers who with canteen staff make the student 3 meals (breakfast and two break times) every school day. The coordinator Sue Walker and staff, Annaliese and Michelle are very friendly, and time spent at the canteen is enjoyable.
Please, if you have 2 hours once a week/ fortnight or monthly you would be most welcome
Sue can be contacted 7am – 2:30, school days on 49450119.
All profits are directed back to benefit the students.
The P&C has recently committed funds to assist with the construction of the new Student Advisory Centre, as well as nearly finalising the loan for the building of the Multi-Purpose Hall. The P&C also regularly supports (financially and otherwise) behaviour incentive trips, QCS breakfast, world teachers day, school sport representative bursaries, e-learning bursaries and special items requested such as leadership team projects.
Last year the P&C focused on updating the tuckshop, installing new cabinets, dishwasher, oven, floors and windows, as well as being involved in the school’s very successful golden jubilee celebrations.
Please consider joining the P&C and getting involved in the school. It is a great chance to have some valuable input into the school and to meet with other parents and staff members.
* Study after study now agree that an educational partnership between school and parents is the biggest factor in a young person’s learning and development. Just last month, one more international study showed parental involvement is the largest single determinant in academic achievement.” Parent-talk, Vol 16, No.3, Term 3, 2013.
**The Australian Newspaper published several insightful articles, including an editorial about a recent report from the Grattan Institute on improving school performance. The report identified five key factors in enabling a school to improve performance and outcomes for their students:
1. Strong leadership that raises expectations
2. Effective teaching
3. Measurement of student performance: identify gaps/ charting progress
4. A positive school culture providing an orderly environment
5. ENGAGING PARENTS and the community.
*The Grattan Institute is an independent think tank dedicated to developing high quality public policy for Australia’s future. The full report plus The Weekend Australian article is on their website www.gratton.edu.au