Gundaroo Parents and Citizens Association
Gundaroo Public School enjoys the support of an active parent and community network. The Gundaroo Parents and Citizens' association (P&C) is a school-based organisation consisting of parents, teachers and interested citizens.
The Gundaroo P&C is a member of the NSW P&C Federation and an incorporated entity.
The Gundaroo P&C meet twice a term on Thursdays in Weeks 3 and Week 7 at school starting 7pm. All members of the school community are invited to attend.
The P&C can be contacted at E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Governance Structure and Documents
In 2022, the Gundaroo P&C committee is led by President Emma Gaggin, Vice Presidents Sheryl Rees and Alice Moran, Treasurer Mark Shadbolt, and Secretary Storm O’Toole. Please see the 2022 documents for our By-Laws, Code of Conduct, Constitution, and Grievance, Complaints and Disputes Procedures.
P&C Objectives for 2022
The P&C have endorsed the following objectives in line with the strategic directions of Gundaroo Public School for the 2022 school year:
Creating new places to play, learn, create, build connection to Country and bring the community back together
- Sustainability – supporting Gundaroo Public School to realise its sustainability objectives such as recreating Mrs D’s garden, bushtucker plantings and yarning circle, and the sensory garden and veggie patch
- Engaging our community – supporting Gundaroo Public School to re-engage our community following covid by hosting the well-loved Quiz Night, coordinating working bees and working with the school to create a new community space.
- Fundraising – supporting Gundaroo Public School to raise funds for improvements to our school grounds, sustainability projects and classroom priorities as identified by the Principal.
About the Gundaroo P&C
Aim of the parents and citizens' association
The Gundaroo P&C seeks to provide an open and inclusive environment where parents and members of the community can:
- Learn about the school's policies and programs and have input into shaping these policies and programs.
- Support the school executive and teaching staff.
- Discuss ways in which to promote the interests of the school and its students in the wider community.
- Raise additional funds to facilitate extra resources for the school.
- Promote and facilitate social events for the school community.
Meetings & Membership
P&C meetings are a forum for parents and citizens to contribute and discuss issues that relate to the school in an environment of respect and focus on best outcomes for our school, students and the community.
There is a standing open invitation to the entire school community, where we actively encourage everyone to attend. It is a great way to find out first-hand what is happening around the school.
The P&C meet twice a term on Thursdays in Weeks 3 and Week 7. Meetings are held at the school at 7pm. All members of the school community are invited to attend.
The P&C functions best when supported by a sizeable number of members of the community. You do not have to be a member to attend meetings. The P&C encourages all parents and members of the community to come to the meetings to hear about activities at the school, the Principal's report, ideas for future fundraising and to learn a bit more about the behind the scene activities being held at Gundaroo Public school.
Parents, carers and citizens have to become a financial member of the P&C in order to vote at meetings. Membership is by 50 cents donation and entitles the person to vote at meetings. Membership to the P&C will be updated per meeting, and membership will lapse after three consecutive missed meetings without advising of an apology.
Each year, parents, carers and community members can contribute to our school community through involvement in our P&C. The P&C executive is elected at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Term 1. Please come along and nominate yourself or someone interested in helping our school achieve its aims.
Working groups are formed by P&C to undertake specific planning and/or manage tasks on behalf of the association. Working groups are categorised as either an ad-hoc or a standing working group.
Ad hoc working groups are formed to carry out specific tasks and cease to exist after these tasks have been completed. Standing working groups have an ongoing role and are elected annually at, or confirmed by, the P&C annual general meeting, for example, the fundraising working group.
Working groups have delegated authority and are fully accountable to the P&C. Each working group must operate within the rules set for it by the P&C. Sometimes a working group may write its own rules but these must be properly endorsed by the P&C before the working group begins its work.
An example of a standing working group was the GOSH P&C sub-committee which acted as the oversight for GOSH operations. The Gundaroo P&C 2021 Committee decided to relinquish ownership of GOSH and the business was put out for tender by the NSW Department of Education in early 2022. Full business operation of GOSH will be taken on by the new operator in Term 3 2022.