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1 February, 2022
P&Cs need to know...
Welcome back...

A massive welcome back to all the wonderful P&C volunteers!

Please remember that P&C Council is here to help you, so if you have any questions, please email or call (6241 5759).

  ... and if you're heading off

If you are finishing up on your P&C and no longer wish to receive these bulletins, please hit 'unsubscribe' at the bottom. And do check out the next item about handing over the to next person!
Hand over well

You've taken a while to get the hang of this P&C business - don't let it go to waste!  

Our research shows that only a quarter of new officer bearers get a good handover from the previous volunteer, and that this can take the steam out of their enthusiasm - and the P&C!  

A set of short handover notes with key information (logins and passwords, account details!) and a description of the role and how it works is really important. We have handover templates for Presidents, Secretaries and Treasurers to get you started - just customise for your P&C.  
Choose a Handover TEMPLATE
Don't panic - and have a great AGM!

It's AGM time, but don't panic! We have all the info, tips and templates you'll need to make preparing and running your AGM clear and simple. There's even a checklist to tick off as you prepare.

Your AGM is a great time to brag about what your associations has done recently, so do include a quick President's report. The idea is to give new comers an idea of what you do and why and inspire them to join in.
Find new volunteers

There are lots of eye-catching graphics in our P&C Promo Pack that you can slot into your school newsletter, or use on social media, to attract new helpers and advertise committee vacancies.
COVID restrictions

The Term 1 arrangements for our schools are outlined on the Education Directorate website.

Detailed information for how this affects P&Cs and P&C-run services is provided on our COVID Information Page,  including:
Council happenings
Council General Meeting

Our first General Meeting for the year will be in Week 4, Tuesday 22 February from 7-9pm online. Everyone is welcome to join us. Discussions will include:
  • P&C online meetings - your experiences, solutions and struggles; and possible group solutions for Council members
  • How we've been voicing P&C and parent feedback to decision makers.
Register for the meeting and your confirmation email will include information about joining the meeting.
Early Learning meeting

The next meeting of Council’s Early Learning Committee will take place at the NEW TIME of 10.30am, on Thursday 17 February, via Zoom.  For those who can't make it, we'll pop back online that evening to update you on what happened and hear your thoughts and experiences.

How can P&Cs, parent reps and preschool parent associations support and engage with preschool and kindergarten parents and carers? Join to discuss your concerns, review the resources, and consider transition to school tactics.

Register via zoom morning 10.30-11.30am (or evening 7.30pm). After registering, you’ll receive a confirmation email with information about joining the meeting. 

For further details please email Marina Spurgin, Early Learning Officer.
Upcoming events
  • Executive Meeting, Tuesday 8 February (Week 2), 7pm start.
  • Early Learning Committee meeting, Thursday 17 February (Week 3), 10:30-11:30am (see above). All welcome.
  • Council General Meeting, Tuesday 22 February (Week 4), 7-9pm, via Zoom (see above). All welcome.
You might be interested
Online hearing check

With one in ten children being held back at school by hearing loss, experts are calling for early detection - especially important and kids start kindy and preschool. A free online hearing test is now available through the Sound Scouts app, with accompanying parent info to assist.
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