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P&C

Mission

The Marlborough State School Parent’s and Citizens Association has long maintained a balanced and successful connection with the school where the key focus has been on providing in-kind and financial support to the school and its students.
 
The objectives of the Association are to promote the interests of, and facilitate the development and further improvement of the school, by promoting parent participation, encouraging close cooperation between parents, students and staff and promoting positive community support.
 
The major aims of the P&C are to:
        To foster general community interest in educational matters.
        Encourage closer cooperation between the parents of students attending the school, other members of the community, staff and students of the school/centre.
        To provide advice and recommendations to the Principal of the school and communicate with the Principal on issues and concerns in respect of students and the general operation and management of the school.
        To provide or assist in the provision of financial or other resources or services for the benefit all students of the school.
Committee Model
 
The Parents and Citizens Association (P&C) is a group of community-minded people, parents and citizens, who take on a more formal role to assist the school by providing:
        Feedback on school policies and activities,
        Additional resources to be used to enhance student learning,
        Parents with opportunities to be involved in their child’s education.
Research has shown that parent involvement in a child’s education makes a significant contribution to the child’s success at school.

 
Membership
Committee membership is open to all parents/caregivers of students enrolled at Marlborough State School. Membership is also strongly encouraged from the wider community. To become a member of our P&C an application for membership form must be completed and submitted to the Secretary. Memberships are renewed each year at the AGM which is held in March or at the end of any General Meeting throughout the year. Persons applying for membership need not be present to have their application considered.
 
As a member you will receive:
        Meeting documents that will keep you informed of what is happening in our P&C.
        Have the opportunity to meet and network with other parents and community members.
        Find out what is happening in our school and keep abreast of current educational trends and issues.
        Take part in discussions on issues/policies/budgets and concerns in respect of our students or the operation of our school and be a part of the decision making in these areas.
        Assist in/ support the fundraising activities conducted and /or assist at functions or activities where the P&C take part.
So please...
        Get to know other members at meetings and school events – seek out and welcome new families to our school.
        Gain as much knowledge as you can about and from your P&C - support the executive officers you elect to represent you.
        Pass on news of the meeting to others who may not have been able to attend.
        Value other people’s suggestions and ideas. You may not agree with them but please respect their right to express an opinion.
        Register now, be informed, become involved and have your say. Remember, we are all working towards building a stronger school community for the benefit of ALL the students of Marlborough State School.
 
Meetings
Monthly meetings are held at Marlborough State School on the last Monday of the month, starting at 3.15pm. The Annual General Meeting is held in March. Reminders for meetings are emailed to members and can be found on the calendar in the P&C news section of the school newsletters.
Members may place an item of business on the agenda by notifying the Secretary prior to the meeting (email – marlboroughsspandc@gmail.com). Documents for each meeting – agenda and minutes from the previous meeting – are emailed to members for perusal prior to each meeting.
 
2018 Financial Contributions
CONTRIBUTION
TYPE
PAID TO
AMOUNT
CONTRIBUTION DATE
Year 3-6 Camp
Financial
School
$2,000
Term 3
Year Prep – 2 Camp
Financial
School
$1,000
Term 3
Student Swimming
Financial
Marlborough Pool Committee
$600
Term 4
Awards Night – Books
Financial
School
$600
Term 4
Grounds Maintenance
In Kind Donations
School
$NIL
As required
Whole School Resources
Financial
School
$2,000
As required annually
Classroom Resources
Financial
School
$2,000
As required annually
School Chaplain
Financial
School
$4,000
Term 1