Chittaway Bay Public School

Growing and Learning

Telephone02 4388 2188

Emailchittaway-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

P&C

Parents are strongly encouraged to be involved with the happenings of the school and many parents, former parents and grandparents provide strong support to the school. This includes assisting in the canteen, classrooms, on excursions, with dance groups and driving students to and from sporting competitions. Parents also become involved in such activities as sporting carnivals, concerts and special inter-school competitions.

It also involves being involved in decision-making through the Parents & Citizens Association. We greatly appreciate the support of our parents and wider community so at the end of the year we hold a thank-you morning tea for all our helpers. Local businesses and other community agencies who support the school are offered the chance to advertise in our school newsletter which goes home every Tuesday to nearly 400 homes.

About the P & C Association

Chittaway Bay Public School has a highly effective P&C Organisation that exists for all parents. Meetings are friendly and informal and new members are most welcome. The P&C meets monthly to plan fundraising events and discuss school operation and policies. Reminders of meeting dates and times are published in the school newsletter. The P&C contributes strongly to the school by raising funds to buy resources for educational programs and by improving the physical environment in which students learn.

Some activities in which the P&C is involved include: 

  • Fundraising 
  • Canteen Supervision 
  • Uniform style and sale 
  • Building and ground facilities 
  • Discussion of school policies and curricula.

The school Principal gives a report at each meeting. This helps parents who attend P&C meetings develop a really good understanding of school programs and policies. This knowledge helps P&C members play an important role in school management and decision-making through formal and informal discussions with the Principal.

The P&C is very active in fundraising and over the past few years has, through various initiatives such as School Discos, Christmas and Easter Raffles, Mothers Day and Fathers Day Stalls, Cake Stalls and Sausage Sizzles etc, managed to purchase many items for our school – some examples include:

  • Interactive Whiteboards (IWBs) to ensure all classrooms are equipped with this technology
  • New playground fitness equipment through the government Investing in Our Schools Program
  • New books and shelving for class and library use
  • Sun Shelters for sporting and other outdoor events
  • A mobile Interactive Commbox Panel for use in the library and for various presentations