The Campbell Primary School P&C is a group of enthusiastic parents who want to help enhance the educational experiences for all children at our school.
The main role of the P&C is to engage in fundraising activities to support ongoing improvements at the school and enrich the Campbell Community.
The dedication of the committee and volunteers has seen some incredible financial donations made to the school. Recent fundraising activities have seen investments in trees on the school oval, a new sound system in the undercover area, support of the School Chaplaincy program, development of nature playground areas and new uniforms for the choir.
Our members come from all areas of the school community with a range of different skills and backgrounds.
Our P&C is involved in activities such as:
- Providing services like student banking, school canteen and the second-hand uniform and book stalls.
- Running school community events such as the annual Family Movie Night.
- Supporting school-led initiatives such as making floral wreaths and rosemary lapels for the ANZAC commemorative assembly.
- Seeking support and resources through sponsorship and fundraising, and liaising with local government representatives.
- New members are always welcome! For more information, please email the P&C here or follow our updates on Facebook here.
P&C meetings are held on a Monday twice during the school term (week 4 and week 8), commencing at 6.30pm in the staffroom. The meetings are restricted to one hour and are high on information and decision making, but low on passing around bits of paper and negativity.
Meetings provide a forum where parents can openly discuss issues with the school Principal and fellow P&C committee members.
The P&C Annual General Meeting is held at the start of each school year and is when officer bearers are elected. This includes President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.
It is important to note that the School Board sets direction for the school and impacts on the running of the school rather than the P&C itself. To find out more about the School Board, please click here.
Current Committee Members
All office bearer roles are for one year and are filled at the Annual General Meeting at the beginning of each school year. Your 2019 representatives are:
President: Leonie Gurr
Vice President: Deborah Boxall
Secretary: Nicole Baillie
Treasurer: Cherie Burgess
Every year, our P&C manage a calendar of fun and engaging fundraising activities for both students and the Campbell community. Some examples of events run by our P&C include:
Family Movie Night: this FREE event is an initiative to welcome new and returning families to the Campbell Primary School community and is held at the beginning of the school year. A family movie is presented on a big screen on the school oval and offers a great opportunity for families to interact and socialize outside school hours. The P&C run a wonderful sausage sizzle and candy bar too, which all adds to the fun of the evening.
Discos: the P&C coordinate up to two discos per year for students from Pre-Primary to Year 6. A snack bar and a glow stick stall are available to students, and the evenings are always good fun for all involved.
Mothers’ Day & Fathers’ Day Stalls: fundraising stalls are held the Friday before Mothers’ Day and Fathers’ Day each year. Students are offered the opportunity to come with their class to purchase a gift. Additional gifts are often available for purchase as well. Stall dates and cost information is distributed prior to the event, ensuring no one misses out.
Second-Hand Uniform Stall: the P&C receive donations of old uniforms from outgoing students (and growing children!). These second-hand uniforms are sold at a stall held approximately once a term – dates are promoted through the P&C Facebook page. The P&C are extremely grateful to the generosity of Campbell Families who make these donations. Old uniforms can be dropped in the green bin outside the front office throughout the year (between the office and the staff room).
Entertainment Books: Entertainment Books are a popular fundraising option and one the Campbell Primary P&C are pleased to offer the Campbell Community. Contacts for the fundraiser are distributed each year along with order forms to each Family Representative. Information can also be found via the P&C Facebook page here.
Silver coin frenzy: this is a fun activity encouraging students within each school sport faction to compete. Donations of silver coins are made by students into their school sports faction (i.e. Longley, Strickland, Fraser or Bradman) and at the end of the competition period, the sports faction with the highest dollar value gains house points. These are added to points accrued at sports events to determine which sports faction wins the trophy at the end of the school year.
Sausage sizzle BBQs: whenever the opportunity arises, the P&C love to put on a sausage sizzle! During the 2017 and 2019 elections, the democracy sausage sizzle was hot on the agenda.
The Campbell Primary School Canteen is managed and operated by the P&C and is one of very few canteens in the Canning Vale area open 5-days a week. The P&C employ two staff members (Karen and Tanya) to professionally manage the business and we actively encourage parent and community member volunteers to assist throughout the week.
The canteen offers parents and carers fantastic, healthy food options for student lunches. Parents have said that an ordered lunch through our canteen is a “sanity saver”.
Our canteen is also classified as a “Green Light Canteen”.
“Food and drinks classified ‘GREEN’ in the ‘traffic light’ system and are recommended for everyday consumption. The majority of what is offered on a canteen or food service menu should be from the ‘GREEN’ section and these should be promoted as the healthiest choices. A MINIMUM of 60% of all foods, drinks and snacks offered by the canteen must come from ‘GREEN’ choices.”
The canteen also offers recess snack options such as hashbrowns and melted cheese subs, and lunch snacks like icey poles and frozen jelly cups.
All funds raised through the Canteen go into enhancing service and catering options for the students at Campbell Primary School.
Each year, parents are asked to consider paying a voluntary P&C contribution. Currently this is set at $10 per child. These funds, as with all money raised through the P&C, go directly back to students through P&C directed donations; providing them with better equipment, resources and experiences during their time at Campbell Primary School.
The P&C actively encourage fathers to get involved not only in P&C specific activities, but those aligned with the Fathering Project. To learn more about the Fathering Project, please visit their website here.
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