P & C
Our school Parents and Citizens (P&C) organisation exists to promote the interests of the school through co-operation between parents, teachers, students and members of the general community. The P&C raises money to assist in the provision of resources, facilities and amenities for the school, and organises events and activities to foster community interest in educational matters.
The P&C is run solely through the energy and commitment of our parents and caregivers. 2020 has been a strange year but we are proud of how the P&C has made things work!
So far we have had a slip and slide water fun community picnic for families at the beginning of Term 1. Term 3 we are holding a free school disco for our children. We are in the early stages of planning a parents’ social evening, and also manage various fundraisers throughout the year. Our Beacy Dads have organised a dads and kids camp, and while we unfortunately had to cancel this year’s, we have already booked Rottnest for the last weekend in March 2021.
We are always looking for new ideas for events or fundraising activities and volunteers for upcoming events, so please come to the meetings or email us if you have any ideas!
The P&C communicates with parents through several different forums.
Beacy P&C meetings are held twice each term from 7:30 – 9 pm in the staff room. Minutes from P&C meetings are sent out via email to all P&C members. Membership is only $1, so other than attending the meeting, this is the best way to stay completely informed.
We also have a parent from each class who volunteers to be a class rep. This involves staying in touch with all the parents in your class and ensuring they are kept up to date with the latest P&C news and activities.
Regular P&C newsletters and notices will also go out via the schools ‘Connect’ app and on the ‘Beacy Parents’ facebook page. Note that this page is for school parents and carers only so you will need to complete a quick survey to join.
Any direct queries or ideas please also feel free to contact the P&C via our dedicated email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Proposed meeting dates for 2019
Upcoming meetings dates are detailed below, however keep an eye on Beacy Parents for any date changes. Please come along so you can have an impact on your child’s school amenity and community.
- 10 September 2020
- 5 November 2020
- 10 December 2020
Parent classroom representatives
Each year one parent from each class volunteers to be a class rep. This involves staying in touch with all the parents in your class and ensuring they are kept up to date with the latest P&C news and activities.
In 2019 and so far in 2020, the Beacy P&C supported the school and community through a number of events. These included:
- Upgrades to the Kindy / Pre-primary Playgrounds (they are amazing)
- The Slip and Slide Community Picnic
- An Easter Raffle
- Parents Quiz Night (SO much fun!)
- Picture Plates
- Cookie Dough tubs
- Entertainment Books
- Awesome Kids’ Discos (highlight of their year!)
- Mother’s Day stall (2019)
- Father’s Day stall (2020)
- Sold-out Beacy Dads Rotto camp (2019)
In 2020, our focus is on redeveloping remaining playground areas in the school. We have sought feedback from our children and will use that feedback as the basis for a scope of works to design our ultimate playground. We aim to work with the school on implementing upgrades as funds become available. New fencing now surrounds the bottom oval and installation of soccer and footy goals, funded in 2018, are getting closer with reticulation works finally completed. Our choir also has some beautiful new shirts, and we are hoping to kit out our interschool sports team in some new attire too.
How to donate to the P&C
There are several ways you can donate to the P&C. We ask parents for a $50 donation for each child at the beginning of each year. However, parents can choose to give their year’s total support in one larger donation and are free to donate at any time.
How to donate:
- Donate through the early-bird Ziggies stationery Order.
- Donate through the school office.
- Donate either the $50/per child or give more, if you wish