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4 December 2018
P&Cs need to know...

Your Annual General Meeting

It's a legal requirement for P&Cs to hold an Annual General Meeting within five months of the end of their financial year (Dec 31 for almost all P&Cs). Most AGMs are held in Term 1, but because you need to send out notice of the meeting to your members prior to your AGM, it's best to do so before the end of the school year.

Running an AGM doesn't have to be stressful - we have information and resources to help including Information Sheets, checklists, template agenda and minutes, template President’s and committee reports, and nomination/declaration forms for people nominating for committee positions.

Thank your volunteers

Term 4 is a great time to say 'thanks' to all your P&C's volunteers. A simple 'thank you' goes a long way, but a special mention at a school assembly, or specific event such as a morning tea is bound to make people feel more appreciated and help your P&C continue to recruit helpers (now is also a good time to find recruits for next year's committee members - see our resources to help).

We've teamed up with the Education Directorate to produce a professionally designed Certificate of Appreciation which schools or P&Cs can download, add the volunteer name and print. Presented at a special event, these can have a lasting impact. The Directorate distributed these to all principals (last year) so that they are ready to use at your school, or download them from our website.

How was your year on the P&C?

Just a quick poll... (click on one option)
How did you find your year on the P&C?
 Hard work but worth it
 Lots of Fun
 All of the above!

Were we helpful?

Council provides information for P&Cs (like this email bulletin), magazines, online resources, training workshops, and a help line for your queries. So, how did we do?
Overall, how helpful was Council with your role on the P&C?   

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Sorry, voting is closed.
If you used our online resources, how handy were they?  

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If you called/emailed us with a specific query, how helpful was our response?   

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We would welcome any other feedback you have - just email us.
Council happenings...

Gungahlin needs more schools

Council President, Kirsty McGovern-Hooley, will be talking at the Gungahlin Community Council's next meeting about what Council sees as the challenges for Gungahlin schools and how we are asking the ACT Government to respond. It is on Wednesday 12 December at 6:30pm at Gungahlin Club, 51 Hinder St. Gungahlin residents are welcome to come along!

Upcoming events

  • Christmas party (all Council Delegates invited!) and Executive Meeting, Tuesday 11 December, 6:30pm, 100 Maitland Street Hackett.
In case you missed it...

A-E reports

There has been a lot of discussion on our Facebook page about the value of A-E reports. There's still time to add your view before we feedback to the Education Directorate.
You might be interested...

Would you like to be a school crossing supervisor?

HOBAN Recruitment is seeking enthusiastic, dedicated and friendly individuals to join the School Crossing Program in the ACT. This is a great opportunity to be an important part of your local community, meet new people and keep them safe! All the details, including the skills needed and how to apply are available online.

Please share this around your community for others who may be interested.

Year 12 getting their ATAR?

A journalist from the Canberra Times has asked us if any families with students receiving an ATAR this year (next Friday morning) would be willing to share the moment when they find out their score with the paper. The journalist would work in a respectful way with the family to share this big moment. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact our Communication Officer, Janelle, by phone (6241 5759) or email.
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