Seaforth Public School

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P&C Association

Our Association

Seaforth Primary School P&C Association is a school-based organisation with membership open to parents, teachers, students and interested citizens. Our role is to assist the Principal and Staff in a number of ways including:

  • Assisting the school, teachers and our children in the delivery of educational resources, to provide additional funding needs outside the global school budget and communicating to the school community attitudes on various issues that are raised;
  • Promoting the interest of the school by bringing parents, citizens, students and teaching staff into close cooperation;
  • Assisting in providing facilities and equipment for the school and promoting the recreation and welfare of students at the school;
  • Encouraging parent and community participation in curriculum and other educational issues in schools;
  • Being responsible for the election of parent representatives to any school council constituted at the school;
  • Consulting with the principal of the school on issues raised;
  • Participating in the activities of the school and communicating with all members of the school community.

Meetings

Your P&C Association discusses a broad based agenda highlighting current issues, treasurer's report, sub-committee reports and the Principal's report.
There are numerous sub-committees parents can serve on including:

  • Fundraising /Social
  • Canteen
  • Uniform Shop
  • Environment/ grounds
  • Safety & Traffic
  • Kitchen Garden

A brief outline from our meetings is made available on our Facebook Page after each meeting.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is elected at the end of each school year to serve for the following year. The positions are available to all financial members of Seaforth Primary School's P&C Association. The President, Vice Presidents (2), Secretary and Treasurer make up the Executive Committee and meet once a term to consider reports and refer matters to the general meetings.

General Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month (Except school holidays) at the Kempbridge Avenue Campus from 7:00-9:00pm. Dates are advertised in the School Newsletter and on the Facebook page. This is an opportunity for parents to raise points of interest and concern, help organise P&C events and be involved in the various sub-committees.

Communication

The P&C Newsletter is the main method of communication to the general school community and is an insert of the School Newsletter. The school newsletter is available to all parents online via the school website and school app.

Community Consultation

The P&C conduct a "Seaforth Census" each year to gauge community perspectives on a wide range of issues. The results of this survey are used by the P&C and the school in order to inform improved decision making. the Survey covers a range of areas that include:What parents love about Seaforth Public School, Satisfaction with children's learning outcomes, P&C Funding – sources of funds and priorities for funding, P&C Events – participation, frequency and satisfaction, communication – performance and opinions, P&C Meetings & activities – involvement & satisfaction as well as annual specific program evaluations.

Our Activities

We organise an exciting array of fundraising and social events each year to bring our school community together. These have included; Welcome Drinks; School Disco; Mother's Day Stall; Father's Day Breakfast; Big Night In; and School Camp Out.


A major part of the fundraising each year is the voluntary contribution from parents to the Library Fund. These donations are tax deductible and fill the gap between government funding received and what it really costs to give our children a very high quality education. This includes purchase of resources associated with running the library including books, computers & software, classroom resources, learning support programs and sports equipment.

Building and Library Funds

The Building and Library funds manage the money raised through fundraising activities and is used for the purchase, repair and maintenance of fixed assets including smartboards. Over the last few years the P&C have provided interactive smartboards to every classroom, refurbished the school oval and continued to support the school enhance its teaching and learning programs through supporting the purchase of teaching and learning resources and books for the library. On the sporting front the School, the P&C assists with sports uniforms, t-shirts for extracurricular teams involved in Band, Dance & Chess, classroom kits and PSSA sporting equipment. Parents are asked to consider donating to the fund on an annual basis.

School Canteen and Uniform Shop

The P&C operates the canteens at both campuses. They provide healthy food for the children and another avenue for parents and carers to be involved in the school. Parents can order lunches online from the Flexischools link on our Parents Services page.

The P&C also manage the school uniform shop (located on the Kempbridge campus) that supplies all of our required uniform items. The shop is open during school terms every Monday from 8:45am to 10am and Thursday 2:45pm tp 4pm. The shop is staffed by friendly parent volunteers who are always more than happy to be of assistance.

Contact Us

Further information about your P&C Association can be obtained by contacting the P&C President at seaforthpc@gmail.com