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18 February, 2020
P&Cs need to know...

AGM how to

Our Information Sheet will help you breeze through your AGM and the regulatory requirements associated with it. The AGM is a great chance to highlight the P&C’s achievements over the past 12 months and showcase the value you add to the school (use our template for a quick President's Report). We also have templates here for
  • AGM agenda and minutes
  • Committee Report (this forms part of the treasurer's financial report)
  • Nomination and Declaration form for your new committee members.
The use of all these is outlined in the Information Sheet.

AGM done? - next steps

If your AGM is over, there are some important tasks to complete. (Print out our checklist!) If you are leaving your P&C, thanks from us for all your input.
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Canteen training

Nutrition Australia are running another Go for Green workshop. If you have a new staff member or need a refresher, join the face-to-face workshop on the 16th March.  Prefer to do it online? Access the free online course here!

Preschool association and P&C amalgamation

If your Preschool Parent Association (PPA) is considering amalgamation with your P&C Association, Council has a handy guide to the process to help with the decision-making and implementation.
Council happenings...

Lobbying update - buses

We are hopeful that the newly announced bus network update (to start in term 2, timetables not yet available) will address many of the difficulties and issues which Council took to Transport Canberra on behalf of parents. We are very pleased to see that our recommendation that peak-level services (eg frequency) be applied from 3-4pm has been adopted, at least for the tram, and we await timetable details for buses! 

Election priority - School improvements

The ACT Government has listed all the upgrades made to school infrastructure recently. If your school is on the list, we'd love to know what you think of the works that have occurred. One of our priorities for the upcoming ACT election is for further school improvements, so we'd also love to hear from you if you think your school is in need of a similar upgrade. Please email with your thoughts!

Meeting of Council’s Early Learning Committee

Preschool parents and carers are invited to attend -  Wednesday 11 March, 6.45 for 7pm start, Maitland House, 100 Maitland Street, Hackett.
Agenda items include:
  • Preschool parent organisations (community building and volunteer strategies)
  • Future of preschool for 3YO’s in the ACT
  • Introducing technology, streaming meetings and Council’s next Parent Forum
Contact Marina, the Early Learning Officer

Upcoming events

  • General Meeting including presentation on school funding Tuesday 25 February (week4), 6:45 for 7pm start. Ends 9:30pm. 51 Fremantle Drive, Stirling. All welcome.
  • Executive meeting, Tuesday March 10 (Week 6), 7pm.
  • Early Leaning Committee meeting, Wednesday 11 March (Week 6), 6.45 for 7pm start, Maitland House, 100 Maitland Street, Hackett.
In case you missed it...

At Our P&C... Class Carer

A parent rep for each class might be a different way to link your P&C with the community and increase participation. 
See how the 'class carer' system works at one school in this article.

Help writing submission to Royal Commission

Imagine More and Children and Young people with Disability Australia (CYDA) are running a free submission-writing workshop on March 17th (9:30am - 12:30pm in O'Connor) to help those wishing to have input into the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. The focus is on education and the workshop will include practical tips and support, address frequently asked questions, and offer the chance to hear about work to promote inclusive education through engagement with the Royal Commission.
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