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What is a P&C and why should I get involved?

Parental interest is a more potent influence on children’s learning success than parents’ education or cultural background, occupation or family income level.

All state schools offer opportunities for parents to join a parents and citizens (P&C) association.

These associations are involved in a variety of school activities:

  • policy development
  • financial planning (budgeting)
  • tuckshop management
  • fundraising activities
  • school and classroom functions

The functions of an association are:

  • to foster generally, community interest in educational matters
  • to encourage closer co-operation between the parents, other members of the community, and the staff and students of the school
  • to provide advice and recommendations to the principal on issues and concerns in respect to the student body and the general operations and management of the school
  • to provide or assist in the provision of financial or other resources or services for the benefit of students of the school
  • to participate in any committee or other body comprising members of the school and wider community, which will contribute to the general benefit of students attending the school

Alloway State School’s P&C meets regularly (usually the first Monday of each month) at the school.  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings.

Many hands make lighter work for everyone.

Our P&C executive members can be contacted via the school - visit our contact us page.

The department's education website provides information for Parents & Citizens Associations - to help them with procedures and processes and access to the peak body websites.