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Over the last couple months

2016 is upon us

The P&C has had a great start to 2016. Our OSHC team have been hard at work providing vacation care for our college community.

And on top of that have come through our audit MEETING all our required criteria and exceeding in some. This is am awesome achievement. The highest score is Exceeding with Meeting being the second to highest. There are 5 other levels below that. The at NLSC P&C Kids Club team are very proud of this achievement and this is an indication of the quality care your kids are receiving.

We have the P&C AGM meeting happening on Wednesday 9 March, everyone is welcome, please come along and see what your P&C is about.

Future Plans

The P&C is currently planning how we will support the college in 2016. In November we sent out an email asking the college community how they would like $100,000 sent on collegel improvements.The end date for ideas is 30 Nov 2015.
The feedback was great and from the ideas put forward Aircon and cooling the stadium are where those funds will be going.
The Aircon project is well underway with tenders having gone out. The goal is to have the new aircon installed into rooms in the March/April school holidays.

At the Feb P&C meeting there was agreement to focus all other funds raised this year on putting rubber softfall into the junior playgrounds

Other work will done to endeavour to secure grants to do toher projects during the year.

Key Events

  • P&C AGM, approx 70 people attended
  • Fund Rasising Sub Committee formed
  • Aircon tenders have gone out, work to be completed in April
  • Focus on Softfall for junior playgrounds
  • New College leadership structure

June

Summary

  • Coming Soon

May

Summary

  • Treasurers report - net profit for April - $15,681
  • OSHC
    • Enrolments have increased
    • There are now waiting lists for Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
  • Cafes
    • The tuckshop will be providing pre-purchased meals for the students participating in the school production of ‘Shrek”
    • We are hoping for between 50-60 0rders
    • Flexi Schools is providing pre-order tickets for Chappy Jendy’s Trivia Night, this is not run by the P and C just a service we are offering to facilitate ticket sales
  • Carnival
    • The first carnival meeting went well, they will be on every 2nd Wed, 7pm in the OSCH Building
    • Currently looking for volunteers for anything
    • We are looking for more volunteers so that Teachers will be able to have a break from the Carnival this year
    • The layout of the Carnival will be the same this year as last year.
  • Fundraising
    • The Fun Run didn’t do as well this year, It only raised $5050 this year as opposed to $13,000 last year.
    • Mother's Day Stall - 900 gifts were sold, over 100 more than last year, we took in $5000
    • Mother's day Stall - Was great to see so much positive feedback about the event
  • Grants
    • We applied for a grant through the Skin Cancer Council but were not successful.
    • North’s Leagues Club donated $100 to go towards a new banner for ANZAC Day.
  • Principal's Report
    • Second School Council meeting held on May 5th. The College Council is progressing plans in establishing a business network which links with the College.
    • Head of Campus P-9, Mrs Gail Barker has advised that she will be taking extended leave from Term 3 2016 to pursue an opportunity to work in education overseas.
    • The State-wide teacher transfer cycle has now commenced. The process will be open for applications from now until June. During this time the College will also be completing a cycle of review and planning on our staffing profile for 2017.
    • Student Services - Design plans for the refurbishment of both Student Services is well underway with a view to construction during the June/ July break. Schematics should be in hand this week.
  • General Business
    • School Uniform Contract renewal
    • School Locker:
      • Provides everything a school needs
      • When parents buy from them the P and C get a rebate from them.
      • It is a sustainable funding resource.
      • They will stock anything we ask for. Stationary, Musical Instruments, Technology requirements
      • They are open 7 days a week and have online ordering.
      • This idea is not connected to the uniform shop contract extension. The school is not trying to get rid of the current uniform shop.
    • Adult Education Classes: Pine Rivers High School have night school classes for adults, Can we start a night school here at the college?
    • Kerry Baldwin announced his resignation from his position of President.

April

Summary

  • Treasurers report - net profit for March $11,834
  • Cafe - air con at Bella Bean not working, quote to fix $345
  • Fundraising -
    • Fun Run April 15
    • Fundraising - Max appeared on parade to promote the Fun Run
  • Grants -
    • look for a grant for a new tractor for Grounds staff.
    • Grants - quotes for softfall for all playgrounds comes in at approx $100,000. Looking for grants to assist with this.
  • Carnival -
    • coordinator role - Catherine agrees to do the role.
  • Principal's report -
    • Attendance target - 94%, Term 1 = 91.9%
    • DP – Anne Robertson will be acting in DP position for Years 3 & 5.
    • Ministerial Announcement – Walk Away, Chill Out as One Punch can Kill
    • Wireless Upgrade - $213,082.21
      • 17 new replacement switches.
      • 107 additional wireless access points to all teaching and learning areas.
      • 7 additional wireless access points for staff areas. (ULC Admin and ULC Café).
    • Responsible Behaviour Plan for Students-
      • The current behaviour plan was for 2014 and needed to be updated
      • New plan is now for 2016-2018
      • Some items in the plan cannot be changed, they are put in place by the State.
      • Improvements were made based on the needs of the students and by asking what parents would like included.
      • Items updated include: How to react to different behaviours.
      • What language to use in different situations
      • Promoting consistency in dealing with behaviour.
      • Appropriate use of social media: Inside and outside of the College.
      • The buddy process has been updated, with a consequence flow chart in place for Primary, Secondary, and the Playground.
      • The plan will be visually displayed in all classrooms and taught to students and modelled by teachers
      • Plan is available on school website
      • Bullying plan revised in 2014
      • It acknowledges that bullying is not a single incident.
      • It includes the protocols when dealing with bullying
      • There is a new recording and reporting process which is the same for all teachers
      • It is used if a student reports an incident of bullying
  • General Business -
    • NLSC Policy on Bullying
    • Parking and Traffic
    • Energy Drinks
    • Sports Sponsorship
    • Trivia Night

  • And more.....

March

AGM Summary

  • Over 70 people at the AGM
  • Audited Financial Statement and advised actions taken to auditor’s management letter were presented.
  • President's Report
    • thanked the awesome and dedicated exec and operations team and the volunteers that have supported the college through the P&C Association.
    • revamp of Bella Bean café.
    • P&C organised Mother's Day, Father's Day and Fun Run
    • Introduced School Banking
    • Major achievement - New OSHC building. Cost $140,000. Huge asset to the college and school community.
    • Major achievement - Multicultural Carnival
    • Majoe achievement - Donation to the college of $100,000
  • Fantastic year with a turnove of approx $1.2m
  • A huge "Thank you" to the P&C team, that is the Exec, Catherine our Operations Manager, the staff in the cafes and OSHC
  • Executive Voting:
    • President: Kerry Baldwin
    • Vice Presidents: Bryce Blaker, Andrea Brown
    • Treasurer: Melissa Eastland
    • Secretary: Racheal Jones
  • Fundraising Committee voting:
    • Chairperson: Andrea Brown
    • Secretary: Racheal Jones
    • Treasurer: Kelly Le Louarn
  • Grants Coordinator: Katrina Holmes

  • Auditors appointed: CMS.

 

General Meeting Summary

  • Treasurer's report, net profit for Jan - $6573
  • OSHC -
    • Vacation Care program went out on Monday
    • New staff employed
    • School Banking - last semester students banked over $10,000
    • Cross Country Fundraiser - email and sponsorship forms going out shortly.
  • Principal's report
    • School Annual Implementation Plan (AIP) was endorsed.
    • First School Council meeting took place. next meeting set for 4th May.
    • Linda Bridge has been appointed permanently as a Guidance Officer.
  • General Business
    • Concerns were raised regarding the size of the new library.
    • Concerns were raised regarding the current School Photo supplier, the length it takes to receive the photo’s
    • Upcoming Grants were presented.
    • Facebook - P&C members were requested to please manage responsibility for their facebook posts and be positive towards the College and P&C

 

February

Summary

  • Air conditioning - As voted on at the end of last year $70 000 was donated to the school to go towards the air-conditioning project. The work in questions will be going to tender shortly with the work carried out during the school holidays.
  • Softfall - We would like to focus our fundraising efforts this year to having rubber soft fall installed to the playgrounds.
  • Bike racks - The possibility of installing security camera’s at both bike racks will be investigated
  • Bike locks - Loan bike locks will be made available from the tuckshop to those students that have either forgotten or lost their bike locks.
  • Leo's club - The Lions run a program that develops leadership, organizational and social skills. We are investigating the possibility of introducing it in partnership with the school.
  • Carnival - Support the motion for Carnival to go ahead on 16 October 2016
  • Fundraising Subcommittee - The idea of a fundraising subcommittee to be established was presented. Andrea Browne will head it up and arrange meetings with interested parties before the AGM in order for nominations for officer positions to be voted on at the AGM. A copy of the Operating Guidelines for the Fundraising Subcommittee were presented.

  • OSHC - Outside School Hours Care
    National Quality Standard Assessment and Rating during vacation care
    • Received a rating of Meeting in all seven quality areas
    • With some standards receiving Exceeding
    • Thank you to the OSHC staff for their continued dedication to running an amazing centre
    • Copy of report presented

    Principal's Report

    • Day 8 Growth - Additional resourcing received by the College as a result of enrolment as captured at Day 8 has enabled the establishment of an additional class grouping in the Middle Phase of the school. We have now established a 4/5 class.
    • Guidance Officer Position - The Recruitment and Selection process to appoint permanently has just been completed and the selection minute has been sent to central office for vetting. An announcement will be made in near future.
    • Facilities summary below:
      • Installation of shade cover at the Tennis Courts is now complete.
      • New staffroom at ULC refurbished and in use.
      • Refurbishment to International Room at ULC finalised, furniture to be purchased.
      • Drainage to Year 7 area behind Stadium identified as a defect and referred back to BAS.
      • Staffroom facilities, Shade Covers, Steel sheeting walls to be finalised for CS/SS.
      • Strategic Services – new kitchen cabinetry to be installed, walls to be removed to create additional meeting room, service roller doors to be removed and filled in and furniture to arrive.
      • Investigating cost of air-conditioning to Discovery Centre, Client Services and Strategic Services and both Student Services.

    General Business
    Welcome Julie Greer

    • Parking issue at ULC was discussed
      • To apply for additional special parking permits for EQ staff
    • Concern raised over students and parents crossing Joyner circuit
      • Can send out Safety Education Officers to remind students
    And more......

January

No P&C meeting in January as it was school holidays

Key Events

  • New Executive Principal appointed
  • Second year of the Multicultural carnival
  • New OSHC complex, cost $140,000
  • Donated $100,000 to college
    • $70,000 towards air conditioning classrooms
    • $30,000 towards cooling the stadium

December

Summary

  • OSHC - interviews for new positions going well.
  • OSHC - Vacation care bookings, some days already at maximum.
  • Fundraising - Thanks to all the volunteers in 2015.
  • College Facebook page will be launched at the start of 2016.
  • Redesignation of Client Services and Discovery Centre and joining of Strategic Services & Discovery Centre.
  • P&C thank ypu BBQ.

November

Summary

  • Sad to say good bye to Tammy from OSHC who is going travelling.
  • Tuck Shop day was held on Friday.
  • School Banking going well, new Coordinator taking over.
  • The Carnival made a profit of $19000.
  • Agreed to pay $15 per person for staff Xmas celebrations.
  • Introduced newly appointed Dean of Students and Dean of Teaching and Learning.
  • Trialing Chinese in P - 3 for 2016.
  • The school is spending $156,000 on school repairs and improvements.
  • The P&C signed off on spending up to $11,000 for cafe improvements.
  • There was agreement to ask the community how the P&C should spend $100,000.

October

No P&C meeting in Oct. It was Carnival month

September

Summary

  • OSHC moved into thier newly renovated building. many thanks the staff and helps that moved everything over the weekend.
  • List of expenses for the renovation came to $139,190.
  • Bella Bean changed hours to 8:00am to 2:45pm.
  • School banking going well, students are now eligible for rewards.
  • Fathers Day stall raised $3000, thanks to the volunteers
  • School hosting 'Early Years Transition'
  • Y11 Students have voted on final design of jersey.

August

Summary

  • Dscussed Pizza Moguls concept, nothing decided as not enough info available
  • Road safety - Flashing lights will be installed on Memorial Drive
  • Rasing a section of covered walk way - quote recieved for $45,000, still being investigated
  • P&C Secretary position open, looking for nominations, no nominations recieved
  • As the P&C are no longer purchasing a new OSHC building funds are available
    • OSHC Refurbishment - $150,000
    • Operational budget - $150,000
    • Donation to the school - $100,000
  • School Banking - on average 100 bankers every week.
  • Bella Bean upgrade costs $9021.49
  • Naplan data released this week.
  • Local Partnerships - there are current partnerships with preschool centres in the area.
  • Prep parents morning tea 2016 to be hosted by P&C at Bella Bean.

July

No P&C meeting in July. It was school holidays

June

Summary

  • Banking sign up days have been very busy
  • OSHC Vacation program presented for approval
  • 2 casual positons have been filled for the cafe
  • Teacher transfer cycle is currently underway and closes 17 June
  • Local partnerships with Bounty Boulevard, Mango Hill & Moreton Downs State Schools. The alliance is growing.
  • Congratulations to Mr Barry Duncan our HOD International Studies he has been awarded the inaugural‘Outstanding Achievement Award by an individual team member’
  • The College continues to work diligently to ensure College uniform is worn with pride.
  • P&C Day - A heartfelt thank you to all in the P&C for the wonderful work that you do.
  • Cr Julie Greer presented a cheque for $250 to the P&C association and a book on the historyof Anzac Avenue to Sam Knowles and the school
  • It was suggested that the senior leaders attend the primary school assemblies and hand out rewards to the juniors
  • And more............

May

Summary

  • School Banking - Angela and Bernadette from CBA where welcomed and thanked for their time to attend the meeting to present the programme to the committee. The programme was explained in detail.
  • Mother's Day Stall -
    • went really well with lots of volunteers and lots of happy students and moms.
    • money raised $4971.60 making a profit of $2823.20
  • Fun Run -
    • Feedback from teachers and parents was very positive
    • Icy Poles where a huge hit and certainly raised the P&C’s presence on the day
    • Students were more interested in taking part in the event
    • Profit of $7650.12
    • To arrange for cheque to be presented at the next P-3 assembly
  • OSHC - Requested permission from the school to have Henny Penny Hatching program during Vacation Care, subject to cost
  • Strategic Leadership Program – all Principals, Deputy Principals and Heads of Department are participating in a High Performing Teams program developed by the school in conjunction with QELI (Queensland Education Leadership Institute).
  • Local Partnerships – the College is developing enhanced relationships with our local schools to strengthen state schooling and advantage student performance for all.
    • Bounty Boulevard SS – shared curriculum planning ongoing
    • Mango Hill SS – initial meeting Term2
    • Local Child Care providers – developing stronger partnerships and understandings.
  • Extreme Weather Event – Thank you to staff and P&C for their amazing team work during this very intense event. Thanks also to OSHC for their cooperation during this event. It was this teamwork from all that ensured our students were safe and all accounted for.
  • Enrolment Week – Week 10. In 2015 the College will adopt a consistent date and process regarding enrolment. Whole of College enrolment will occur 22nd-26th June 2015. There will be WOC tours. P-6 School Tour 9am – 11am with Meet and Greet Morning Tea. Senior Campus tours 1 -2pm with Afternoon tea Meet and Greet.
  • And more............

April

No P&C meeting in April. It was school holidays

March

Summary

  • Cafes - Issue raised with supplier regarding ‘speeding’ delivery driver on school premises. Company has responded with a phone call to ensure that action will be taken as a matter of urgency.
  • There has been a request from a parent to implement Flexischools at the ULC.
    • Discussed and decided that it was not viable as most students use EFTPOS currently and there is the option of pre ordering in the mornings
  • IPS School Council – The first meeting of the council for 2015 occurred on February 24th. The endorsement of the Great Results Guarantee (GRG) and Annual Implementation Plan (AIP) was completed by School Council in accordance with accountability requirements for IPS schools.
  • Strategic Leadership Program – all Principals, Deputy Principals and Heads of Department are participating in a High Performing Teams program developed by the school in conjunction with QELI (Queensland Education Leadership Institute).
  • Local Partnerships – the College is developing enhanced relationships with our local schools to strengthen state schooling and advantage student performance for all.
  • International Study Tours Program – already this year the College has hosted visits from – Hebei, Hiroshima and Cremona. Last Thursday evening we were joined by senior officers from the Department of Education and Training EQI branch for the farewell of the Hebei students who had participated in an ARTs focused program whilst here at the college.
  • College Camp Program – Yrs. 6 & 9 students have had extremely successful experiences at camp. Students are to be commended for their participation. Thank you also to staff and families who supported this program.
  • National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence - College is registered for this event.
  • Issues where raised around safety on the roads around the school in particular the lack of a School Crossing Supervisor at the roundabout in Memorial & Discovery Drive, parents not adhering to no parking areas , School Crossing Supervisors only starting at 3pm in Discovery Drive, 2 min parking/drop off zone not being adhered to.
  • Requested to look at the possibility of raising a section of the undercover walkway to allow vehicles into the villa green.
  • Feedback on Parent Teacher Interviews was that the 10min time frame was not adhered to and that parents had left their younger children out on the playground unattended while they attended interviews
  • And more.............

February

Summary

  • Very happy to see so many new faces here.
  • OSHC - Sam has assured that whilst sooner would be better there is no set date that we need to move by as the school has accommodated the students this year and ensured every student has a suitable learning environment.
  • Cafes - Price increase has been received well, haven’t been many complaints, but business is slow.
  • Cafes - After the holidays we came back to a faulty fridge and air conditioner (middle school service area). The fridge was a supplier’s fridge so was replaced by them. The aircon needs to be replaced at a cost of $ 2615.00 + GST
  • Bella Bean
    • Quote for Decorative Covercrete $3952.50
    • Quote for Trellis Door $3074.50
    • These fall under the $12000 we have previously approved for this project and will continue to update as we progress
  • Cross Country – Maybe we can look into utilising this as a fundraising activity in the future. There is a program that the P&C have looked at previously and we will bring further information for this to the next meeting
  • School Council – endorsement of the Great Results Guarantee (GRG) is required by School Council in IPS schools. This will be completed this month.
  • Day 8 – Total student enrolment for the College in 2015 on Day 8 was 2938. This is growth of 114 students from Day 8 figures in 2014. The P-6 has 1053 students, 7-12 1885 students. As a result of Day 8 enrolment figure resourcing we were able to form a new class. In response to the enrolment number groupings a new 2/3 class was formed in the P-3 Sub school. The class was formed on Day 9 and operational from Monday this week. Thank you Mrs Karren Needer Principal of P-3 and her team for their fabulous work in this smooth transition.
  • Chappy Jendy – Trivia Night to raise funds for Chappy on the 27th March. Also introducing Karen Rigby as the P&C/Parent Liaison
  • And more...............

January

No P&C meeting in April. It was school holidays


Key Events

  • Tracey Corsbie moved to a new role, college looked for a new Executive Principal
  • First Multicultural carnival
  • $35,000 donated to college for air conditioning

December

Summary

  • A Net Loss is shown due to forwarding to the school the sum of $35,000 for Air Conditioning.
  • Cafe - Report produced to show actual costings and list of price increases. There will be a slight price increase on a number of items for the 2015 school year. The list and costing’s of all items were produced for the meeting to be accepted by the committee.
  • Recognition of commitment from a small number of members of the P & C to organise the carnival
  • Investing – new HOD Early Intervention and Learning Support Teachers investing in the leaders of the school.
  • Student numbers growing currently 2,850 ish
  • And more...............

November

Summary

  • Kerry provided feedback to the school on recent survey’s that were sent out for BOYD, didn’t allow for more than one child and couldn’t submit it unless you selected a device.
  • OSHC building update – a quote for the new deck, roof, toilet block and renovation work was received - $ 188 162
  • Carnival -Full list of expenses vs income presented
    • Katrina expressed her gratitude to the team for the amazing effort that was put into this year’s carnival.
    • A lot of effort went into the rebranding and change of concept and it will be a shame to not continue next year so that we can build on what we achieved this year.
    • To look at sponsorship from Stockland and council
    • Leanne is to send out a Survey Monkey regarding the Carnival
    • An amount of $35000 to be paid to school for 2013 and 2014 Carnival
  • OSHC - Payment of accrued leave, if previous years the OSHC staff have had their accrued annual leave paid out, this is however against the Queensland Industrial Relations Act, therefore this year we will only be paying for 2 weeks leave when vacation care is closed.
  • Request for Red Day before the end of term to sell soft drinks and lolly bags that are left over from the Carnival. It will be held on Thursday 20 November across both campuses, Drinks $1.50 and Lolly Bags $0.50
  • Update on Executive Principal position – hoping to be announced within a few weeks
  • SRS increases to be ratified - Accepted
    • Arts increase of $5
    • Choir increase of $10
    • Dance increase of $50
    • Instrumental Music $10
  • Current predicted enrolments for 2015 – sitting at 2852. The catchment area for the College has changed slightly
  • End of year functions an amount of $15 to be paid towards a meal for all staff
  • Volunteers BBQ to be held on 10 December 2014 after a short P&C meeting, commencing at 6:00pm. To invite UMS, Student Leaders, Tracy Corsbie, volunteers
  • And more...............

October

No P&C meeting in October. It was Carnival month

September

Summary

  • Carnival -
    • Armband sales so far - 14, Volunteers to date - 10
    • Major sponsor C Me 4 Loans and Valeco
    • North Lakes times would like to do an artivle on the Multicultural families as part of the theme for the carnival
  • OSHC staff attended CPR training yesterday and will attend Child Protection training tomorrow.
  • OSHC - Attendance for Before school care has increased dramatically
  • Cafes - we have over $1100 in vouchers from QFS supplier reward program. These will be used to replenish kitchen equipment as it wears out.
  • Father's Day stall was very succesful with 14 volunteers this year. Takings of $4647.
  • Report offerd showing air con completed so far with funds from P&C.
  • Senior jerseys have been decided on for next year.
  • Enrolment prediction for next year is 2870
  • Proposal to purchase OSHC building. Current building proposal will result in utilising $300k of the P&C funds and a loaning $300k from treasury.
  • And more.............

August

Summary

  • Carnival - so far there are 50 stall holders
  • Cafe - agreed to spend up to $12,000 to revamp Bell Bean cafe
  • Cafe - with there being about 300 yr7 students next year may need to look at the flow of students through the cafe.
  • OSHC - STudent Protection training, Katrina on behalf pf the college, has offered to facilitate this training.
  • Agreed to allow OSHC to spend up to $1000 on new games and sports equipment.
  • World Vision Mentoring program is to commence in Term 1 2015.
  • Nominatiions have now closed for the Parent Rep on the School Council.
  • And More..........

July

No P&C meeting in July. It was school holidays

June

Summary

  • The P&C are changing the accounting program used from MYOB to Xero, this is to be in place by 1 July 2014
  • To look into getting a parent liaison representative per class or year level
  • OSHC - A neighbouring outside school hours care provider made contact with the OSHC staff as she had heard that our OSHC facility was closing at the end of the year. Staff were reassured that this is not the case and a phone call and email were sent to involved person to set the record straight. Suggestion of putting something in the newsletter to be looked at
  • Cafe - Air conditioner has been repaired at a cost of $841.50
  • Fanfare Sausage Sizzle in aid of Chaplaincy raised $ 538.66
  • Tracy Corsbie- Relieving as RED( Regional Executive Director) for 5-6 weeks as advertised in Newsletter. Discussed relieving positions behind Tracy
  • School Council- call for 2 parent reps. Details given re the role of School Council vs P&C. P&C president is automatic member. Nominations close Friday 13th June
  • BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)- first parent evening held on Tuesday the 10th June. This will be introduced in 2015 due to cessation in state and federal funding.
  • OSCH requested permission to Adopt a Koala, was suggested that they increase the fee charged for going to the Daisy Hill Koala Centre as the P&C is not permitted to do so.
  • Reg Gully MP enjoyed joining the meeting, he has heard such great things about our P&C and wanted to come and find out more about the school and P&C.
  • And more.........

May

Summary

  • The P&C have now taken on a new bookkeeper being the Shoreline Business Group in North Lakes
  • Carnival - Wristband pricing may need to see an increase with further discussion underway
  • The four Bendigo classrooms beside the prep buildings are to be made available to the P&C for use as OSHC.
  • OSHC - Staff are to be provided with a sun smart hat.
  • The Mother's Day stall was very successful with 11 volunteers this year.
  • A request tha the P&C look to develop a Parent Representative for each class.
  • Anti Bullying Poster has been produced by the school and with it a pledge by each of the students within the school community.
  • Upgrade of covered walkways and classrooms is continuing.
  • The meeting was paused to allow for committee members to listen to an ABC radio broadcast where students and teachers of the college were being interviewed.
  • And more.................

April

No P&C meeting in April. It was school holidays

March

Highlights

  • This Meeting marks the last with Cindy as an employee of the P&C. Cindy was recognised for her service and thanked by Kerry and Tracy on behalf of the P&C and the College.
  • Staff is working well to cover the current vacant position. Their efforts were recognised as greatly appreciated by Kerry on behalf of the P&C.
  • Catherine has requested approval for ordering of stock for the Mother’s Day Stall. A budget recommendation was made for the same amount as last year. Pricing is to remain at $6 so that the P&C can continue to offer an affordable option to the school community.
  • P/T interviews, P-12 are now complete- received good feedback from our new parents around this early feedback
  • Other strategic document that is awaiting sign off is our 2014 Annual Improvement Plan. Draft copy made available- once signed this will go up on our web site.
  • The College will again celebrate National Day Against Bullying – 26 March with a number of activities. Remembering that we revisit these strategies very regularly.
  • Tracy addressed an issue with relation to the school uniform policy and specifically “polished shoes” Tracy has recommended that the P&C revise the wording for uniform shoes to remove the requirement for polish able shoes. Tracy accepts that since the requirement was set less traditional shoe options have been made available to the students and this requirement is no longer current.
  • The P&C is working within their on-going commitment to offer profits from the Carnival to the school for air-conditioning classrooms. Tracy has mentioned that the College has been looking at options for which classrooms to air condition next and has asked the P&C to allow it to seek tenders for the next lot of air-conditioning.
  • And more.............

Feburary

Highlights

  • OSHC - Staff are now due for uniforms as this is done every two years. A request was made for a total of 30 shirts at less than $30 each.
  • An advertisement has been placed for a staff member. The application date closes on the 14th of February with a shortlist to be provided and interviews to be started as soon as possible after that date.
  • By day 8 of 2014 the school had 2822 enrolled students. This reflects a rise in student numbers against the trend of previous years. For this reason the school will take on five additional teachers.
  • 2014 leaders inducted last Monday.
  • And more.........

January

No P&C meeting in January. It was school holidays

Meetings held at 6pm on the second Wednesday of the month. Check Home page for location.