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Chatswood High School P&C

The Parents and Citizens Association (P&C) of Chatswood High School brings parents, staff and other members of the community together, to advance the best interests of the school and its students. The P&C plays an important role in supporting the school through parent volunteer Sub-Committees which support the programmes and activities that the School is involved with. All parents are invited to participate in the activities of the P&C.

ACNC Registered Charity TickThe aim of our P&C is to encourage communication between parents and the school and to create a strong feeling of school community through:

  • clear explanation and discussion of issues related to the school
  • helping parents get to know staff and each other
  • supporting the school executive and teaching staff
  • providing a forum for staff to explain different aspects of student learning
  • encouraging parents to volunteer a small amount of time and expertise to support school initiatives.

All parents are invited to attend P&C meetings. To join the P&C costs just $2 per year, this entitles you to vote on motions at the meeting following the one in which you join. 

Our Vision

  • Facilitate and improve member interest, communication and participation in P&C activities
  • Continue to build strong communication links between parents, students and teachers
  • Provide ongoing support for student welfare programs
  • Improve physical facilities through building projects and continue applying for grant funding
  • Improve technology resources for teaching and learning

 For more information, see the Strategic Plan 2019 and Income and Spending over past years.

Chatswood High School P&C Office Holders

Executive Positions

Position Held by Contact Email
President Lynn Donohue
Vice President 1 Sarah Boyd
Vice President 2 George Dragoi
Vice President 3 Jenny Biggin  
Secretary Karyn Cardew
Treasurer Mabel Li

 

Sub-Committee Contacts

Sub-Committee Convenor Contact Email
Uniform Shop Convenor Alex Hudson
Building Projects Convenor Nigel Justins
Parent Network Convenor Catherine Cummings

 

Other Useful Contacts

Position Name Contact Email
Uniform Shop Manager Sharine Lee
Locker Coordinator Patty Tse
Webmaster Jane Stergio

 

Parent Network Contacts

See the parent network page for contact details for each year group and how to join the parent network.

P&C Positions and Responsibilities

At the P&C Annual General Meeting (AGM), all positions are declared vacant and nominations and voting takes place to form the new executive for the following year. The AGM is usually held in November.

NB: Only financial members of the P&C can stand for these positions.

Executive

The Executive Committee is constituted of the Officers (President, 2 Vice Presidents, Secretary and Treasurer) and up to six other members. They are charged with carrying out the decisions of the association.

President

  • Convenes P&C Executive Meetings held as required but usually not more than one/month
  • Presides at all P&C meetings unless absent and then one of the Vice Presidents takes the chair.
  • Ensures the successful functioning of the P&C and the attainment of the P&C's objectives
  • Fosters fair participation of all members
  • Ensures that the P&C takes part in the decision-making process in the school through regular meetings with the school executive
  • Ensures consistent adherence to the P&C constitution
  • Is a member of all sub-committees

 

Vice-Presidents (2)

  • Attends P&C Executive Meetings held as required but usually not more than one/month
  • In the absence of the President, presides at P&C meetings
  • Timekeeper for P&C meetings
  • Supports one of the sub-committees
  • Supports the President as required
  • Organise refreshments for P&C meetings
  • Welcome new members to meetings

 

Treasurer

  • Attends P&C Executive Meetings held as required but usually not more than one/month
  • Responsible for complying with financial accountability requirements.
  • Receives and deposits monies, maintains records, draws cheques and presents accounts to each general meeting.
  • Presents all records for auditing each year and hands over all records to the incoming treasurer on relinquishing office.

 

Secretary

  • Attends P&C Executive Meetings held as required but usually not more than one/month
  • Attends every P&C meeting and keeps a record of all business conducted at meetings
  • Prepares meeting agendas in consultation with President, emails agenda & minutes to all members
  • Prepares meeting summary & notice for newsletter & website
  • Collects & tables all correspondence
  • Is responsible for carrying out the decisions of the meetings – unless otherwise stipulated
  • Manages electronic storage of all P&C documents
  • Hands over all records, minutes, account books etc to incoming secretary on relinquishing office
  • Supports one of the sub-committees

 

Non-Office Bearers (up to 6)

  • Attends P&C Executive Meetings held as required but usually not more than one/month
  • Offer ideas, advice, inspiration and support to the P&C executive without the responsibility of an office-bearing role.

 

Conveners of Sub-Committees:

Common Attributes

Each sub-committee has a member of the P&C Executive assigned to support them and to provide a communication link directly to the P&C Executive.

  • Chair committee meetings
  • Provide advance notification of committee meetings to P&C executive
  • Arranges for minutes to be kept of meetings and forwards an electronic copy of the minutes to the Secretary for document storage
  • Reports back at each P&C General Meeting, or if unavailable, delegates to a committee member.
  • Emails report prior to P&C General Meeting to the Secretary. Report required after each sub-committee meeting. If there has been no meeting a brief statement is all that is required.

 

Building Projects Sub-Committee

Building Projects Convenor

  • Convene building committee meetings as required
  • Oversee progress of current projects

Committee members may take on responsibility for specific building projects such as 

  • Hall ventilation project
  • Bathroom Redevelopment project
  • Co-ordination with CHS SRC and their projects

 

Uniform Sub-Committee

Uniform Convenor

  • Maintain uniform shop policies
  • Liase with P&C and CHS Principal
  • Liase with volunteers, employees, work with uniform shop manager to prepare and present reports
  • Convene uniform shop committee meetings once a term

 

Uniform Minute Taker

  • Take minutes at meetings
  • Circulate and review agenda for meetings
  • Deal with correspondence of the Uniform Committee

 

Uniform Bookkeeper

  • Liase with P&C treasurer and auditor
  • Pay wages, maintain wage records, pay superannuation quarterly, prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports for uniform committee
  • Ensure all financial records are properly kept and are accurate

 

Other Positons

Fundraising Co-ordinator

  • Oversee the various fundraising and social activities run by the P&C.

 

Parent Network Co-ordinator

  • Co-ordinate with year group co-ordinators when new people request to be added to the parent network.

 

Locker Co-ordinator

  • Attend Orientation day and take payments for locker bookings for the following year's year 7
  • Keep a waiting list so lockers can be allocated during the year if they become available
  • At the end of year check lockers, collect locker padlocks and refund deposit

 

Website Manager

  • Maintain website and update when requested by executive or committee convenors

 

WHS Officer

  • Advise P&C on work health and safety matters