Parent’s Association Meeting

Friday 7th September – 9am in the Canteen

The school community wishes to thank Magella who has resigned as president of the Parent’s Association. Many of you will have seen Magella working hard for the Thursday market making pancake batter and helping to set up and pack down every week and cleaning the Parents Association kitchen on Fridays all of last year. This year she’s been more involved with Desley’s kitchen and we thank her very much for all of her work and her ongoing commitment to the school.

On Friday 7th September there will be a meeting to discuss and plan the future of the Parent’s Association. The school community is invited come along to share their experiences of parent’s groups both at Collingwood and in other schools and to develop a structure and nominate a committee for our group.

By structure I mean what we do and how we do it. What are the parameters of what we do and how are things decided? What are we trying to achieve? Do we run social events as well as fundraising? Do we have a system whereby anyone can vote or do we have a membership? If we have a membership, then how does that work? These are the kinds of questions we are looking to answer. We are looking for a simple and manageable solution and a happy and energetic committee.

The Parents Association is a formal body that reports to the School Council, and that is also involved in the Council’s various sub-committees such as Finance and Marketing. The Spring Fair, Collingwood Children’s Farm Cake Stalls, Bunnings Sausage Sizzles and the Thursday Market all come under its banner.

The meeting will run from 9am until 12 noon in order to give as many people as possible an opportunity to contribute. We hope that by the end of the meeting we will have a structure for the group and elected officials.

Positions on the Parents Association we are looking to fill are:

·      President

·      Vice President

·      Treasurer

·      Secretary

·      Fundraising Co-ordinator (off site cake stalls and sausage sizzles)

 

The following positions are currently filled but volunteers in these areas are always welcome:

·      Class Carer Co-ordinator, Anna McKie

·      Thursday Market Co-ordinators, Kathy Miller and Keir Jasper

·      Spring Fair Co-ordinators, Tina Wilkins and Dallas Pittock

Elected officials will need to be available to attend Association meetings on the first Friday of every month.

If you are unable to come to the meeting but would like to contribute, written submissions are welcome. Please email your thoughts and experiences to me at wottelse@yahoo.com.au by 6pm on Thursday 6th September. Your submission will be presented at the meeting.

If you are able to attend, please consider bringing a cake or a plate of biscuits to share. Looking forward to seeing you there.
Kind regards,
Tina Wilkins
m: 0438 176 635
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