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P&C

Connecting school and community

The P&C Association plays a vital role in today's secondary education system and Ferny Grove State High School is fortunate to have strong active parent participation. The P&C Association works very closely with the school executive towards building a stronger school community where all students benefit. In recent years, P&C funds have provided shade structures, an upgrade of the resource centre, refitting of science classrooms, upgrades of the canteen/coffee station and uniform shop, along with air conditioning in the maths block.

The P&C Association promotes productive partnerships between parents and teachers to help provide the best possible educational, cultural and social experiences for students. When parents and the school work together we can ensure that the vision and direction of the school is compatible with that of the parents and the broader community.

Our P&C Association strives to build a stronger school community by:

  • contributing to school policy decisions

  • building active parent support groups

  • providing financial contributions to enhance the learning environment

  • managing a nutritious and healthy canteen

  • operating an efficient school uniform shop

  • supporting school activities and events

  • cultivating school-community partnerships.

At Ferny Grove State High School parents may choose to become involved in a number of ways. There are opportunities to join groups or sub-committees of interest, such as the P&C Executive committee, School Council (by election through the P&C), music support group, parent sport support group and languages parent support group or by participating on the local chaplaincy committee as parent representatives. Alternatively, parents may choose to respond to surveys, attend parent forums or volunteer at the canteen or uniform shop.

Meetings

Our meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month, commencing at 7.00pm in the Resource Centre.

Minutes of previous meetings are posted once they have been approved at the following general meeting.  

 

​2017 Meeting Dates

​27 February
​27 March - General Meeting and AGM
​24 April
​22 May
​24 July
​4 September
​23 October
​27 November

 

2017 Executive committee


President: Vanessa Baird

Vice-president: Jodi Browning, Tony Clark

Treasurer: Robyn Cobb

Secretary: Suzanne Clarke

Non-executive committee


P&Cs Queensland representative: Liz Kubler

Grants Officer: Vanessa Baird

Business Operations Manager: Jodi Birch

P&C Parent support groups (sub-committees)

Parent support groups allow parents to become involved in programs their students access. All parents are encouraged to attend sub-committee meetings relevant to activities in which their children participate. These support groups are dependent for their success not only on the dedication and commitment of school staff but on the support and assistance of the parents and members of the school community through this sub-committee network. Parents not only have the opportunity to meet the teachers involved but also to find out what is happening within these specialised areas. Each parent support group operates as a sub-committee of the P&C Association. Ferny Grove State High School has at present three established parent support groups - music, languages and sport.

For information about meeting dates and getting involved with any of these groups, please contact the P&C Association.

Facility hire

The P&C also administers the hire of the school multi-purpose hall and several other ​venues within the school.

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