Partnerships within our school community
Strong school and community partnerships are a feature of our school of which we are a proud. In addition to the excellent work done by the school’s P&C association, partnerships are built upon in other ways. The school runs open days to invite parents into classrooms. These are based on the concept of a learning journey where children took their visitors on a ‘tour’ of their learning. These opportunities were very much valued by parents who were able to share in their child’s achievements as well as gain a greater insight into what happens in their child’s classroom. Parents of students are invited to actively be involved with the education programs of the school and are invited to participate in the following ways:
- Attend information sessions.
- Make appointments to have a conference with your children's teachers.
- Attend Parents and Citizens meetings. Meetings held twice per school term (Week 3 and 7) at 7.00pm in the staffroom.
- Assist with and support P&C fundraising activities.
- Volunteer to assist with Working Bees.
- Respond to your child's teacher's request to have parents who listen to children read or who will read to children.
- Volunteer in the school uniform shop or help out at the Friday cake stall.
- Volunteer to help with school events and special days.
- Assist with school excursions.
Parents and Citizen’s Association (P&C)
The P&C meets twice per school term (weeks 3 and 7) at 7.00pm. All parents and community members are welcome to attend. A joining fee of $2 per year is required to become a member. The P&C’s Annual General Meeting is in February. Minutes from each meeting are sent out to all P&C members via email. All members of our school community are encouraged to attend these meetings. P&C activities include a range of fundraising activities throughout the year, consultation on school plans and decisions and support of school programs.
Partnerships within the community
Developing partnerships with the broader community are a priority for our school and include:
- working with staff at the University of NSW as part of an enrichment and mentoring program in mathematics and science for senior students;
- collaborating with the Communities of Schools in the East alliance on joint learning initiatives and professional learning for staff;
- working with the Royal Australian Navy Band to support the school’s band development program.