P & C Association
Joining the Parents and Citizens Association (P&C) is a great way to keep informed, to contribute to the quality education of your child/ren and to make new friends. Your contribution can be as large or as small as you can manage, but your ongoing support of the P&C Association is invaluable.
Not only will you be supporting the school community, but you will be supported by the whole community. You can learn new skills, and gain a clear understanding of how the school is operated. This is a great opportunity to share in the school's decision-making process and shape the future.
"When parents are involved in their children's education at home, they do better in school. And when parents are involved in school, children go farther in school and the schools they go to are better." (Henderson & Beria, 1994).
International and Australian research continually shows correlations between parent/family engagement in children's education and schooling. Indicators such as:
- improved school readiness
- higher retention and graduation rates
- enhanced cognitive development and academic achievement
- higher motivation and greater ability to self-regulate behaviour
- better social and relationship skills.
All parents of children attending our school are very welcome to attend the Parents and Citizens Association (P&C) meetings. They are held on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7.00pm in the Resource Centre (Library) and will be advertised in the school newsletter. We now offer an option to attend via zoom for those who are unable to attend on the night.
The agenda and minutes are emailed out prior to meetings to P&C members, so that all are aware of matters of interest. If you cannot attend meetings you are still welcome to receive all of these emails, so that the lines of communication always remain open. Please don't feel shy about attending meetings. The members are friendly and we welcome all parents and community members. You can contact the P&C president via email at email@example.com
Class Parent Reps
As one of our three guiding principles, our community plays an essential part of what makes Mayfield State School the best little school in Brisbane. Class Parent Representatives (CPRs) play an important role in maintaining the tight community links. at MSS. Please see the link to the handbook which aims to provide our reps with a role description, information about activities and further details of the role.
This role essentially is a parent for each class who supports the teacher in communicating with parents to organise volunteers for excursions or class work. They are also have an important role organising social get togethers for families and welcoming new families to the school.