Our school community
Parents & Citizens Association
An active Parents and Citizens Association (P&C) continues to contribute to the management of Merimbula Public School, providing community feedback and direction on the programs, initiatives and policies within the school. The P&C also provides community members for: committees, merit selection panels, school planning and resource allocation. The P&C undertakes fundraising to support the provision of innovative education programs and resources.
As part of strengthening the partnership between staff and the P&C, participation in a range of training and development opportunities continue to take place. This year parents and carers will have the opportunity to undertake workshops regarding: the Department Of Education and Communities' (DEC) Code Of Conduct, teaching reading and the Targeting Early Numeracy (TEN) program.
The Merimbula Public School Parents & Citizens Association is actively involved in school initiatives. The P&C meet each month to continue to provide support for the school in its educational endeavours and to provide advice in current and future planning. Meetings are usually held on the first Tuesday of each month (unless communicated otherwise in the School Newsletter).
P&C Meetings have enabled guests and committee members to be an integral part in the planning and evaluation of: reporting procedures, programming, new technologies, learning connections, student welfare and well-being strategies, Student Representative Council (SRC) election procedures, Zone Athletics Carnival facilitation and organisation, safety with buses, staffing and strategic planning. The P&C also worked with the school to develop its values of 'Care', 'Respect', 'Responsibility' and 'Fairness'.
Financial assistance has been provided through fundraising efforts for Interactive White Board (IWB) installation, sporting uniforms, a new COLA / BBQ Area, a digital camera, a digital video camera, photography accessories, library books and book prizes. The P&C also provides funding for Learning Support Programs, in addition to the funds provided by the DEC, supporting programs such as Fast Forword.