P & C Roles
The P&C President has the fundamental role of providing leadership to the parent community which includes having an awareness of parental concerns and expectations and being an active participant in the school’s planning and priority setting.
Responsible for formulating the annual objectives for the P&C and delegating duties in order to achieve this plan. Chairs Executive & P&C meetings, represents P&C in regular meetings with the School Principal. May also represent the P&C by attending Regional P&C Association meetings.
The role of the vice president is to support the president and other committee members as well as to the school. It is a role that is ideally shared between two people. Responsibilities are generally split by sub-committees.
Support the president and other committee members. This includes taking an active role in assisting with any events being organised by one of the sub-committees, and escalating and resolving any issues encountered at the sub-committee level; The Vice President also manages the P&C Newsletter. Be prepared to take on independent projects as required from time-to-time. Attend the P&C & Executive meetings and assist with issues arising.
The P&C raises, manages and invests into the school (and employees) a substantial amount of money each year. The Treasury team manage the planning and tracking of the financial results of the P&C, ensuring the P&C is complying with Australian Accounting standards.
Maintains financial records using the software provided by the P&C. Prepares monthly reports. Responsible for payment of salary & other employer costs. Oversees payment of P&C accounts and invoices (joint signatory, along with President); Checks bank reconciliations at month-end & throughout the year. Presents reports at executive and P&C meetings. Prepares books and accounts for audit as required; maintains P&C insurances.
The Secretary is the principal administrative officers of the Association. They contribute significantly to the smooth running of the P&C, and to maintaining transparent communications within the school community (through accurate minutes etc).
Takes minutes and types, distributes and displays minutes. Keeps a continual record of the business of the P&C by maintaining the Minutes book. Writes letters as needed. Collects, reviews and distributes incoming mail. Attends executive and P&C meetings; must be willing to receive queries from school community and direct appropriately. May also produce flyers as required for social/fundraising events.
In addition to the above executive team, each event is handed over to a parent committee to plan and manage – overseen by the Executive team. Therefore we always need volunteers and helpers.