P&C stands for ‘Parents & Citizens’ Association.  We are a not for profit organisation made up of parent volunteers who organise and run a range of services and provides extra resources for families and the school. The P&C is where parents and carers can get involved to help their children have the best experience possible by making our school a better place. The Department of Education funding can only provide so much, so if we want more for our children, additional funds are needed and this is where the P&C can help. Through fundraising and social activities, the P&C raises funds each year to support programs for the maintenance, improvements, facilities and equipment for the school and promoting the positive learning and social environment as well as welfare of the students at the school.

The P&C work closely with the school executives and staff to the benefit of all students and their families. At Chatswood Public School, our P&C is open to all parents and citizens of the school community. Everyone is welcome to attend meetings, hear about what is going on at the school and have a voice.

What does the P&C do?

The Chatswood Public School Parents & Citizens Association is a body corporate under the Parents and Citizens’ Incorporation Act 1976.  Our P&C is governed by our Constitution (which is prescribed by the Minister for Education) and by an additional set of by-laws that have been adopted by the Chatswood Public School P&C.

A copy of the P&C governing documents can be found on the school website: https://www.chatswoodps.nsw.edu.au/p–c-documents-and-links2347838271216442084427665229962159220250259912021421644381422550954617485124778454924-44288471444943647448.html

How can you get involved?

There are lots of ways you can get involved in the P&C Association. You can:

  • Attend monthly meetings
  • Volunteer at the fundraising events
  • Volunteer in the sub-committee groups
  • Get involved in an executive or sub-committee position

How do we raise money?

The P&C raise funds through 4 main avenues:

  • Voluntary Contributions – Voluntary Contributions are collected by the P&C each year from our generous parents. This money supplements NSW Government funding and helps the school purchase valuable resources for both inside the classroom and externally.
  • P&C Events (e.g.Moon Festival) – The Moon Festival event is our annual Multicultural fundraising event involving all staff, parents, carers, families and the wider community. It focuses on celebrating the cultural diversity of the school and local community and showcases the different cultural backgrounds of a large school with over 1,300 children in attendance. Many volunteers are required each year to make this event happen
  • The School Uniform Shop
  • The School Healthy Canteen

P&C Meetings

P&C Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of the Month in the Main Campus staff room. A calendar of 2020 meeting dates can be accessed here.

Anyone is welcome to attend and there is no pressure to speak – just come along and find out what is happening at the school.

Anyone can add an item to the agenda for the meetings – please contact the secretary at [email protected] if there is something you would like added to the agenda. A copy of the agenda is provided in the newsletter the week preceding the meeting. 

Minutes of previous meetings are available on the school website here: https://www.chatswoodps.nsw.edu.au/p–c-documents-and-links2347838271216442084427665229962159220250259912021421644381422550954617485124778454924-44288471444943647448.html

Who leads the P&C?

Each year at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in November, P&C Executives and Leadership Committee members are elected – volunteer parents who are willing to take leadership positions in the P&C. 

For 2020 these executive and leadership committee members are:

Position Name
President Kate Pereira
Vice President Iren Chan
Vice President Hindrik Buining
Secretary Joe Grundy
Treasurer Perl Chan
Canteen Convenor Aimee Ipson-Pflederer
Canteen Treasurer Shing Ka
Uniform Shop Convenor Sue Low
Uniform Shop Treasurer Jo Hurley
Events Coordinator Sue Low
Technology Coordinator Paul Battaglia
Grounds Coordinator Greg Austin
Class Parent Coordinators Sheryn Ho Vicky Zhang Sarah Pang

Contact details for the above office bearers can be downloaded here: 2020 Executive Contact List Download

For more information about the P&C please contact our secretary – [email protected]

How do you join the P&C?

Any parent or citizen of the school can join the P&C by attending the meeting and making a gold coin donation ($1 or $2) which is your membership for the year. In order to vote or to be a leadership committee member, you must be a paid member.

Our Constitution and Rules

The Chatswood Public School Parents & Citizens Association is a body corporate under the Parents and Citizens’ Incorporation Act 1976.  Our P&C is governed by our Constitution (which is prescribed by the Minister for Education) and by an additional set of by-laws that have been adopted by the Chatswood Public School P&C.

A copy of the P&C governing documents can be found on the school website: https://www.chatswoodps.nsw.edu.au/p–c-documents-and-links2347838271216442084427665229962159220250259912021421644381422550954617485124778454924-44288471444943647448.html

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