The P&C Association is the forum for Parents and Citizens in Government Schools who have an interest in their children’s education.
Parent and Citizens’ Associations are established under the School Education Act 1999 for the purpose of supporting a strong government school system for the benefit of all students.
A P&C comprises of parents and cares of children attending a school or group of schools and other interested persons over the age of 18 years who have paid an annual subscription.
The Principal of the school is an ex-officio member by right of their position and only needs to pay for membership if they wish to be counted in the P&C quorum.
Functions of the P&C
- Encourage parents to participate in developing the school’s educational policy
- Develop parent participation and involvement in the school
- Act as a forum for parents to discuss issues pertaining to the school and its community and for gathering opinions
- Promote and support communication and cooperation within the school community
- Bring education matters to the attention of the wider community
- Have representation on the School Council and the local District Council of P&C Associations
- Provide extra resources for the benefit of government school students