Parents make a difference!
Meetings are usually on the first Friday of every month at 10.30am in the Library. Our meeting dates are announced on the web, in the school newssheet and on our Facebook page. Everyone is welcome, whether you choose to join or not. If you can’t make it to meetings, you can also e-mail us with your thoughts and ideas.
What does the Parents Group do?
In 2011, the Parents Group worked with teachers and students to design a new P12 playground based around the children’s ideas. We organised fund-raising events from raffles and barbecues to a school walkathon and, with the help of our community, raised $30,000 to make the project happen. Parents really can make a difference!
Last year we installed the new P12 playground and lobbyed government ministers to fund our new school building. We ran a whole series of fund-raising events for new equipment and projects including a new piano and cricket nets.
This year we have a huge project ahead of us: a new school! We want the grounds to be as good as the buildings and we’ll be fundraising for landscaping and other projects.
How can you help?
Our school would appreciate any time you can give to help with classroom reading and spelling, the Stephanie Alexander kitchen garden programme, canteen (Tuesday mornings), working bees, sports days, the uniform swap shop, school council and fund-raising events. Or simply join our Parents and Friends Group by picking up a form at the office or contacting us by e-mail.
Why be involved?
• Parents, grandparents and community members add special value to the school environment. A good school is one where people care!
• Your children and their friends will really appreciate the time you spend helping at school. Being involved helps create a bridge between school and home. Children often have a positive attitude to school when they can see their parent does too.
• Joining in school activities is a good way of learning about the school environment and understanding your child’s experiences at school.
• Helping in the classroom gives you useful skills for helping your child at home.
And, of course, it’s a good way of meeting people and making new friends.
New parents will have a lot of questions and concerns about their child’s life at school. Feel free to contact us with any queries and we will be happy to point you in the right direction.
We look forward to meeting you soon.