The meeting opened at approximately 7.50pm
with Chris Gough as the Chair.
Gail Charlier (Principal), Kate Young, Di
Phillips, Fiona Mackenzie, Jonathan Boyd, Ria Giann, Chris Gough & Kylie
Apologies advised: Marcel Parrett, John Kombos,
Jo Graham, Brenda Smith, Lea Chahoud & Kylie Fergusson
3.Minutes of the previous meeting
The minutes of the previous meeting held on
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 were tabled and accepted.
Moved: Fiona Mackenzie
Seconded: Jonathan Boyd
No business arising.
No correspondence tabled.
- At 24 March 2015, the P&C held funds in
the bank account totalling $282,000. Not
a lot of outgoings for last month.
- Aleisa Doherty has been working on Schools 24
re payments processing– Chris will follow that item up.
- Thank you Kate Young for volunteering to be
our treasurer. A handover with Aleisa has been scheduled. Special thanks to
Aleisa for caretaking the Treasurer role over the last few months.
Moved: Di Phillips
Seconded: Fiona Mackenzie
7.Principal and Vice Principal’s Report
- 3/4N have moved to their new
demountable classroom and the library has re-opened.
- Parent focus groups were
conducted and over 200 responses were received to the school plan survey. A communication
sharing the results could clarify some of the items raised by parents in the
- Strategic direction document
will be published on the website when finalised.
- Ethics has been rolled out
for years 1-6 (commencing in term 2 for Kinder).
- P+C committee recruitment
drive is continuing and we are please to formally confirm the positions of
Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer.Kate
Young has agreed to be P&C Treasurer for 2015 and Kan Bala has agreed to be
Assistant Treasurer.We also thank last
year’s Assistant Treasurer, Halil Topalcik, who has agreed to support the roles
as needed.We also wish to confirm and thanks Jenny Wong
who has agreed to coordinate the Mother’s Day and Father’s Day stalls again
this year.Good progress with the fete
committee & other fundraising committees. Still outstanding is the performance
committee although this will not impact the Easter Hat Parade.
- Working with website contact
on common drive filing. This is an ongoing project, which started with the fete
committee last year, as a way of sharing corporate knowledge and providing a seamless
handover of documentation.
- Grants committee have submitted
request for joint funding for the toilet block (external and internal toilets).
Exec approved up to $75,000 matched funding for stage 1 redevelopment (request to
ratify in expenditure approval).
- A number of parents
requested gift for Kate Shannon for contribution to uniform shop up to $100 (request
to ratify in expenditure approval).
- Requirement to finalise the
calendar for the year’s events (eg Trivia Night, activityathon, disco) so this
is an action to complete over the next few weeks. Chris to send out copy of
school calendar which Donna has provided.
- Workplace Health &
- Grants Committee
- Trivia Night
- Looking to set a date for
the trivia night
- Chris to forward copy of
school events calendar
- Fete Committee
Kylie Fergusson (update provided by Kylie Callanan)
- Fete Committee will meet on
Monday 30 March
- Approx 10 volunteers so far
have joined the fete committee
- Uniform Shop
Jo Graham (update provided by Kylie
- Preparing a report for next
- Performance Committee
- Processes improvement
opportunities have been provided. It has been recommended that this initiative
run like book club with family involvement rather than teachers or the committee.
- Artwork & ordering
managed by each family with a unique code and the orders then received at
school and distributed by nominated teacher.
Chris will follow up & discuss communication
- Class Parents
- Most classes have class
parents assigned, some year 4&5 classes to go, Fiona to confirm.
- Gail to follow up with the
exec team as to whether new teachers are aware of class parents and their role.
- Fiona will contact class
parents asking them to introduce themselves at parent / teacher interviews (if
they have not done so already).
- $75,000 for toilet block redevelopment (Stage
to $100.00 for a thank you gift for Kate Shannon
advised that Zoe Stevens will be leaving at the end of term 1.
Meeting closed at 8.46pm.