The funds the P&C raises through parent contributions and fundraising all go towards projects that improve and provide resources for the school and students.
The school receives limited funding from the government and the valuable assistance of the P&C means that school funds can be focused on learning outcomes without compromising the school environment, resources and opportunities for students.
Listed below are planned, current and past projects that the P&C has been involved in.
There is no shortage of projects for the P&C to support for the benefit of our children and we welcome your involvement, no matter how big or small, to make these a reality.
Recycling Bin System
The P&C is investigating purchasing a recycling system including bins and enclosures sharing the costs with the school. A NSW government grant is also being pursued for financial assistance. This is a large undertaking and may cost up to $40,000.
Filtered Water Bottle Filling Stations
The school would like to replace the old bubblers with water filling stations similar to those provided to the the public by the local council. There is the potential to be part of a company grant program to have them
installed for free and this will be followed up by the P&C.
Integrated Studies Garden Area
A review has started into providing upgraded seating and a general tidy up to the Integrated Studies garden area. Stay tuned for more details as discussions with school staff are undertaken.
2019 has seen some major upgrades to the school canteen provided by the P&C.
The P&C has replaced an aging and continually malfunctioning Flexischool system with the latest hardware and software creating an efficient and stream lined environment for both students and canteen staff.
Dilapidated back breaking benches have been replaced with new OH&S regulation food grade stainless steel benches of the correct height.
A new refrigerator is being bought to cater for the future growth of the school community and replace an older inefficient fridge which is no longer fit for purpose.
The edging around the school gardens is another initiative the P&C has undertaken. We invite you to have a look at the edging already done with stone, it looks really great. We are looking at around $25,000 for the rest of the gardens to be done in the same manner.
Repainting, Refurbishing and General Repairs
5 rooms were completely refurbished in 2018 at a cost of approximately $50,000.
The 2018 Working Bee which repainted all the seating in the Main Quad was supported by the P&C which paid for materials and a fabulous lunch to the participating parents.
New outdoor furniture installed
New outdoor furniture has been bought and installed in 2018 by the P&C with the money raised from last year’s Golf Day. Installation was achieved with the help of students who formed up and poured the concrete slabs. The furniture replaces old deteriorating equipment and I’m sure you’ll agree looks great and has been really appreciated by teachers and students.
New electronic signs have been installed at each entrance of the school at a cost of approximately $38,000. The signs are a fantastic addition and assist in the communication between the school and the greater community.
Past projects also include air conditioning in the gym, a revamped computer room including 14 new computers, and a screen and projector in the school gym for presentations. These were possible due to approximately $40,000 in funding from the P&C.
In first term of each year we are actively involved in the school open day, where we provide a sausage sizzler with refreshments, and are able to help prospective parents with information about the school.
In 4th term 2016, we prepared a full English breakfast for the Cromer Campus staff to say thank you for their effort with our children. This is an event we would like to do every year.