President’s Message

On behalf of the Mowbray Public School P&C Association Executive Committee, welcome to your P&C!

Hi I’m Aly,

My husband and I have two kids at Mowbray Public School in Years 3 and 6. We have been part of the Mowbray community since 2015 and I became involved in the P&C not long after. What started out as an interest in the school canteen six years ago became volunteering as Class parent, volunteering for a BBQ or two, then joining the P&C Executive committee and now being elected P&C President for 2021!

The school has gone through some significant changes in the last few years and throughout the P&C have actively worked to maintain a strong sense of community and belonging for Mowbray families, friends and school staff. 2020 tested our resilience and now as we navigate the changes to our “everyday”, it’s important to remember the school motto – “Together is Better”. Get together with like-minded people – attend a meeting, volunteer or attend a school event. It’s a great opportunity to meet some of our wonderful Mowbray community and make some new and lasting friendships.

I look forward to meeting you soon.

Aly Richards
President
Mowbray Public School P&C

president@mowbraypandc.org.au

 

About the P&C

What we do – Our objectives

The Mowbray Public School P&C Association promotes the interests of, and supports the development and further improvement of Mowbray Public School for all students, teachers, staff members and for our local community.

How we do it – Our operations

P&C funds sourced from voluntary contributions and fundraising are used to pay for community events. These include the Welcome BBQ, Mother’s and Father’s Day breakfasts and Carols. We also contribute directly to the school to assist with the funding for things such as: additional learning support, resources and books. In 2021 we are working towards making a significant contribution to the construction of a new covered outdoor learning area (COLA) that will cover the basketball courts. The COLA will provide a much needed sheltered outdoor space.

Who we are – Our membership

Our P&C is made up of people just like you – parents and community minded people who want to help our school. Members are volunteers, who willingly give their time, and enthusiasm, to help make the school a better place for everyone. The P&C are involved in a range of areas, including; organising school events, fundraising, Band and Strings music programs and canteen as well as actively working with the school on environment and sustainability projects and community wide initiatives.

When we meet – P&C meetings

The P&C have a meeting at the school library once a month during school on a Tuesday at 7.30pm. The meeting runs through a formal agenda and members action/vote on each item and discuss any new issues that come up. Caroline Alford, our Principal, provides insights and information about school matters in these meetings and is always happy to have feedback from those in attendance. P&C meetings are open to everyone and we encourage you all to come along.

2021 P&C Meeting Dates

Term 1 – Tuesday 16 February and Tuesday 16 March (AGM)

Term 2 – Tuesday 4 May and Tuesday 8 June

Term 3 – Tuesday 31 July and Tuesday 31 August

Term 4 – Tuesday 19 October and Tuesday 23 November

All parents are eligible to join the P&C and we welcome fresh energy and ideas to help build on the school’s success and we encourage all parents, new and current, to take an active part. Membership forms are available at all meetings or to download here.

How can you help – Get involved

Get involved by joining one of the school committees, becoming a class parent, helping out at the canteen or just volunteering for an event. Your contribution large or small will make a difference.

Look out for information and updates through your class parents, school stream or visit us in the Mowbray Public School Families & Friends Facebook group to get the latest news and join in related discussions.