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 student banking, running second-hand uniform and book stalls.
- Running school community events such as the annual Family Movie Night and discos.
- 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 the Campbell Primary School Facebook page.
P&C meetings are held on a Monday twice during the school term (Week 4 and Week 8), commencing at 6.30pm in the library. The meetings are restricted to one hour and are high on information and decision making.
Meetings provide a forum where parents can openly communicate with the Principal and P&C committee members, plus learn more about the school.
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 2021 representatives are:
President: Kirthana Prabhakaran
Vice President: Deborah Boxall
In addition to having three young girls at Campbell Primary School in Year 3, Year 1 and Kindergarten, Deb has a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and Commercial Law and manages her own specialist events, marketing and communications consultancy. Deb comes from regional WA and is passionate about the Australian agricultural industry and has a keen interest in art and photography.
Secretary: Syeda Areeba Annas
Treasurer: Shahzad Khan Tarakai
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 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 Kindergarten 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.
Mother’s Day & Father’s Day Stalls: fundraising stalls are held the Friday before Mother’s Day and Father’s 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 uniforms from the community. These second-hand uniforms are sold at a stall held approximately once a term – dates are promoted through the Campbell Primary School Facebook page. The P&C are extremely grateful to the generosity of Campbell families who make these donations. Second hand 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.
Silver Coin Frenzy: this is a fun activity encouraging students within each faction to compete. Donations of silver coins are made by students for their 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 faction points. These are added to points accrued at sports events to determine which faction wins the shield at the end of the school year.
Sausage Sizzle BBQs: whenever the opportunity arises, the P&C love to put on a sausage sizzle!
Each year, parents are asked to consider paying a voluntary P&C contribution. Currently this is set at $10.00 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.
For More Information
To find out more about the Campbell Primary P&C or to join, please email the P&C here.