Welcome to our Wakehurst Public School community! As a parent, carer or grandparent, there are many opportunities for you to become involved in activities at your child’s school.
Our Parents and Citizens Association (P&C) is made up of caring parents and citizens just like you! The P&C promotes the interests of the parent body and the school by having parents, citizens and teaching staff work in close co-operation.
All are welcome to join the P&C. You do not have to hold an official position, you can just join and come along to the meetings to hear about, and contribute to, what is happening at our school.
Government funding only goes so far, if a school wants more than what the basic template provides, then the money needs to be raised. This is where the P&C comes in - to provide the school with the means to add more to the basic template.
At Wakehurst PS, our dedicated parent community has over the years provided: new playground equipment and upgrades, interactive whiteboards, wi-fi, iPads, classroom air-conditioning, upgraded literacy and numeracy resources, flexible learning space furniture and much, much more to the school.
It's not all about fundraising. The P&C are responsible for managing and engaging staff in our Uniform Shop, Canteen and Band program. These businesses are NOT FOR PROFIT. All funds go back into making our services and the school a wonderful place for your children. We also bring the school together for many social events, working bees or to discuss issues such as traffic concerns, children's safety etc.
P&C meetings are held every 3rd and 8th week of the school term at 7pm in the school staffroom. We would love to see you there and welcome new faces!
Helping within the school
One of the most rewarding ways you can become part of any school community is via the school’s canteen. At Wakehurst, mums, dads, grandparents, aunts and uncles are all encouraged to volunteer as we believe it is the perfect place to meet new people and make new friends. Volunteer for one day a week, once a fortnight, or once a month. Of course the children are delighted to see you! Email Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
The uniform shop has online ordering available at www.wpspandc.com, orders and packed and delivered to the classrooms on Fridays. The shop is also open on Friday mornings if you need to try something on or get some second hand items. Occasionally volunteers are required to help out so keep an eye out for any assistance that may be needed. Or email email@example.com
Each year the Fundraising & Events team organises a wide range of fun activities for the children and parents. These events are a success due to the lovely volunteers and the parents of the class in charge of the event. The time and effort donated by the fundraising committee and parents, raise extra funds for the school. We have raised money for a new soccer field, new outside equipment, and upgrading furniture in the classrooms and library. Fundraising events include sip ‘n’ sizzles, cupcake days, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day breakfasts and the famous colour run! So please when these events come up in the calendar, get involved by giving your child a gold coin to buy a cupcake, sponsoring them for the colour run, or be part of the team organising the event. Volunteers always welcome please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Twice or three times a year, we ask parents to help assist in the tidying and maintaining of our school grounds. We have helped build veggie gardens, weed and mulch the garden beds and build a new garden area near the hall. Volunteers always welcome please email email@example.com
The band is a self-funded sub-committee of the Wakehurst Parents and Citizens Association and managed by a team of parent volunteers. To operate well and share workload the committee must consist of 3-4 people. New volunteers are always welcome.
For further information regarding the band please contract Karen Sawarna Band Coordinator on 0466 778 153 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Follow our Facebook page Wakehurst Public School P&C
- Sign up to become a P&C Member (membership form)
- Come along to one of our P&C Meetings
- Volunteer for a Committee position or to help with a fundraiser