Wakehurst Public School

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Parents and citizens association

Wakehurst Public School enjoys a strong and active Parents and Citizens Association (P & C). The P & C successfully supports and enriches the quality education of our students through a number of activities.

The Parents' & Citizens' Association (P&C) is a vital element in the successful operation of the school.  The primary purpose of the P&C is to promote the interests of the school by bringing parents, citizens, students and teaching staff into close co-operation and to assist in providing facilities and equipment for the school.  The P&C aims to do this by -

  • conducting regular meetings at which all parents and citizens are welcome;
  • supporting subcommittees which, on behalf of the P&C, manage our school canteen, school band program, uniform shop and which assist in the care of our school grounds; and by
  • raising funds through seeking voluntary contributions from the school community through support of a fundraising and events team.  All profits from the canteen and uniform shop also contribute to funds raised.  

Funds raised in recent years have contributed to: the purchase of iPads for use in the classrooms; airconditioning of classrooms; the implementation of Wifi infrastructure for the school; SMARTboards for every classroom; the upgrading of student computers; the purchase of library books, teaching resources and equipment; the purchase and servicing of the school's photocopier; support for creation and maintenance of our school's website; and the maintenance of our school grounds and playground.  Many of these costs are ongoing.

P&C meetings are held in the staffroom from 7.00pm on the Tuesday of Weeks 3 and 8 during school terms with parents welcome and encouraged to attend.  At each meeting a report is presented by the Principal on major activities that have occurred, or are planned to occur in the near future.  Reports are also submitted from each of the P&C subcommittees.  Matters relating to education and organisation are discussed and decisions are made on how P&C funds are to be spent.  If you would like to receive a copy of the minutes of P&C meetings, please email the Secretary on secretary@wpspandc.com

In order to vote on issues raised or to nominate for a vacant position on the P&C, it is necessary to first attend a meeting and to become a member through payment of an annual membership fee of fifty cents.  More information about the general operation of P&C Associations can be found on The Federation of Parents and Citizens' Associations of NSW website.

Fundraising and events

The purpose of the P&C's Fundraising and Events team is simple: to work with the school community to raise funds, and for everybody to have fun while doing so. Families' school fees, P&C contributions and government allocated funds help, but without annual fundraising events our school community would be without many of the extra resources we have come to expect and regard as normal. 

Fundraising helps to provide our school, our teachers and our children with the best possible learning environment. The Fundraising and Events team meet to discuss forthcoming events and to consider new ideas and ways to broaden fundraising opportunities. The team may be contacted via email.



Grounds committee

The Grounds Committee is a sub-committee of the P&C which works in consultation with staff and parents to organise working bees for grounds care projects, usually during the weekend. All families are encouraged to attend at least one working bee each year. Details of upcoming working bees are advertised in 'The Billboard'. If you are interested in becoming involved with the Grounds Committee's activities, or have some gardening knowledge, please contact the school office.

Wakehurst is very fortunate to share its grounds with two small remnants of the now endangered Duffy's Forest ecological community.  Ecologists have identified some 87 different plants in the front strip and in the northern back corner of the school.