About Castle Cove Public School Parents and Citizens Association (P&C) 

P&C purpose

Our P&C is run by volunteer parents and carers, who are just like you. We work, do the laundry, shuttle the kids around to here, there and everywhere but choose to dedicate our “spare time” to helping the school. Our purpose is to support the recreation and welfare of the students at the school through:

  • raising funds to support additional school facilities & equipment
  • helping support positive communication within the school
  • enhancing the social and community spirit within the school

As our P&C constitution outlines if you have any matters for discussion about the school in terms of management, maintenance, curriculum, staffing, or have any concerns for your or any child at the school, please discuss this directly with our principal, Jeanette Cope.

If you have any concerns or questions regarding the surrounding community, i.e. roads and crossings, please contact the local Council.

Future P&C Meetings

Our P&C meetings are held each term for parents, carers, staff and citizens of the Castle Cove Public School Community to promote a co-operative spirit. We meet to discuss social and fundraising events and projects we can contribute to enhance our school. Our principal, Jeanette Cope, and some of the CCPS staff may share information about the school. P&C Reports are posted on the website before meetings so everyone can read these in advance.

Meetings are usually on the second Tuesday of the first month during term time at 7pm.

Our next meeting:

Tuesday, 22 October, 7pm in Shell.

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Each February we hold our AGM to elect our executive committee, which includes a President, two Vice Presidents, Secretary, Treasurer and nominees.  In addition, we elect sub-committee coordinators for sports, band, well-being and social and fundraising.

Get in touch

Please ensure you LIKE us on Facebook at CCPS Community and visit this website regularly. Or if you are interested in becoming a P&C member please contact ccpspandcsecretary@gmail.com

Minutes
AGM/Term1 Meeting Minutes
Term 2 Meeting Minutes
Term 3 Meeting Minutes

General Documents
Principles for CCPS Funding Allocation
Treasury Guidelines for Fundraising Events 2019
Event Organisers Expense Template 2019

Signed_Constitution 2018

By-laws

P&C Committee Roles
President + Role in P&C Association
Secretary
Treasurer
FAQs about the Roles

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does P&C raise?

The P&C aims to raise a minimum of $150,000 through P&C fees and various fundraising activities throughout the year. Approximately $100,000 is raised through the voluntary P&C fees. A levy of $295 per child is included on the term account.

Why am I being asked to contribute to P&C Fees?

 

In 2019 the P&C will continue to help the school to go ‘beyond the basics’ and provide more for our children by contributing:

  • $90,000 for special project. (We usually contribute $90k for 1.5 additional specialist teachers, but this year due to extra department funds the school is able to fund this themselves.)
  • $45,000 into technology – we now have a fleet of computers, iPads and interactive whiteboards in every classroom
  • $25,000 to allow teachers to purchase high quality learning materials
  • Any surplus funds go into supporting smaller special projectsat CCPS

 

How is it decided where the money goes?

Each year a survey is emailed to all parents and teachers. The survey gives every parent and teacher an opportunity to give feedback on how the funds are spent, develop a wish-list for the next year and have a say in the fundraising methods.

The survey results are presented and discussed at a P&C meeting.  Following the meeting the P&C Executive develop the budget for the next year and discuss with the Principal, Mrs Jeanette Cope.  The draft budget is posted on the P&C website, discussed and voted on at the next P&C meeting.

This process ensures that the money raised is channelled to where it is most needed and in line with community wishes.

How has it helped to school in the past?

The P&C also pays for enhancements to the school’s assets and facilities, including classroom computers and iPads, developing and enhancing the school grounds and ensuring that every class room has an air conditioner.  The P&C also periodically funds major building works, such as the building of the COLAs, the school hall, the school library and more recently the Shell Building.