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22 March, 2022
P&Cs need to know...
Member information

So that we can better help you - our P&C members - we need to have up to date information about your committee. Please help by filling in our 2022 Office Bearers form online as soon as possible after your committee is elected at the AGM. Thanks!
Help line

If you have questions about your parent association, or your role with the P&C, we are always here to help.

Simply send us an email or call our office on 6241 5759. It's open 9:30-2:30 on school days.

Our website also has everything you need to run your P&C well - from our To DO list for P&Cs, to comprehensive Information Sheets, to a range of pre-made items, templates and samples so that you don't need to reinvent the wheel!
Join our P&C Leaders Group

Got questions - or ideas -  you'd like to share with other ACT P&Cs?  Join our online community of P&C Leaders and access a wealth of experience!  The Canberra P&C Leaders Network is a closed Facebook group where you can chat, network and crowd-source ideas and solutions.
Training for P&C volunteers

We've been in the P&C game for a while and have learnt a few tricks. Our Member Workshops cover everything you need to run your P&C effectively (and legally), and fulfil your role brilliantly! They are FREE to our members.
Most run online in the evening. Click through for details below or Register here.

Growing your P&C - making your association thrive. May 3

P&C Operations & Fundraising - decision making; meetings & events; raise & spend funds. May 4

Treasurers' and Insurance Workshop -  the Treasurer's job and the insurance package. May 12

P&C Constitution workshop - understand and update your constitution. June 7

Council delegate training will be provided at our General Meeting tonight - see meeting notice below.
Funding opportunity

Icon Water's Community Support program is now accepting applications. Funds are available for activities which provide benefits to local communities and opportunities to educate about water and wastewater services. Applications close April 30.
A video to promote your P&C?

Video is a great communication tool, but we don't all have the skills and time!

So to help out, ACSSO (the national public school body of which Council is a member) has teamed up with Filmpond to create video templates to help public schools (and P&Cs) create short, engaging videos quickly and easily.

There's a template specifically to introduce your P&C to parents at your school, tell them what you do and how to get involved!  Filmpond has great tools to help you story-board your video. The templates are free to use if you do your own editing. Find our more here.
Council happenings
Delegate welcome & General Meeting

Tonight's General Meeting is a chance to meet and greet delegates from all ACT public schools, and hear more about the important role of P&C delegate - please join us!

PLUS!  We'll hear from Maree Wright, P&C President at North Ainslie Primary, and how they have spread the load by growing their committee and volunteer base - a three year process that is bringing success. 

Register to receive the Zoom link for 7pm tonight, Tuesday March 22.
Canteen Sub-committee meeting

Join us to talk canteens on Wednesday evening this week (March 23) from 7 to 8:30pm via zoom.
Up for discussion: 
  • how to reduce your canteen waste plus using the ACT CDS for canteen fundraising
  • Group buying schemes
  • Flexischools 
Plus! Share your questions or a hot tip from your canteen, and let us know how you are going.

Anyone involved with their P&C-run canteen is welcome to join our canteen sub-committee, or come along - just email us.
You might be interested
Walk & ride to school

National Ride2School Day is this Friday (25 March). It's a great excuse to encourage everyone at your school to walk, skate, ride or scoot to school (and reduce parking issues).

If you think your kids need to improve on their road safety skills first, the Australian Road Safety Foundation has created RoadSet, a free online interactive road safety learning experience for your family. There are also resources for schools and teachers. The aim is to help young people become better road users – and make Australian roads safer for everyone.
Sporting capability for kids with additional needs

Abilities Unlimited Australia have a number of programs to help children with additional needs gain the competence and capability they  need to engage confidently, meaningfully and inclusively in sporting and recreational activities - fundamental movement, swimming, skateboarding and cycling.
While their programs are fee for service, they also have a scholarship fund that people can apply for.
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