About the P&C

Category: FAQ's Last Updated: Tuesday, 28 May 2019


The Stanmore P&C meets during school terms at 7pm on the third Tuesday of each month in the staff room.

We are always joined by our Principal Fran Larkin, or by the Deputy Principal, Nicole Morris. They report on plans and changes concerning the school, Department guidelines and policies, school grounds and other school business.

Get involved

We acknowledge that there are many parents helping all over the school in many areas including class reading, driving children to chess and making clothes for Showcase and other performances. The school works well because of this active parent involvement.

If you are interested in playing an active role in the P&C just come along to a meeting and pay a gold coin donation. There are a number or sub-committees that always welcome new members or you can join the debate and share your views.

If you don't wish to be as directly involved we are always in need of volunteers to lend a hand running events. Keep an on the school newsletter, SNIP, for details on upcoming events and how to volunteer.

How P&C Funds Are Used

The money that the P&C raises is used to benefit all students and the whole school community.

Our 2014 and 2015 fundraising efforts allowed us to fund $110,000 towards Phase 1 & 2 of the playground improvements aiming to improve some of the less inviting playground areas and create spaces where children can play in different ways.

In 2016 the P&C raised almost $87,000 via various fundraising events. This included a generous donation of $21,500 from Jono Hammond from Cobden & Hayson generated via a commission free sale. Some of these funds will be used to upgrade the kids' toilet block and the renovate the school canteen.

Each year the P&C also votes to donate funds to each teacher to enable them to buy resources and tools for their class in addition to the basics supplied by the Education Department. At the start of 2014 & 2015 the P&C voted to donate funds totalling $22,400 to teachers.

We also help the school run a Grandparents Morning Tea / Book Drive each year to replenish the stock of home readers and library books. Between 2014 and 2016 we raised funds totalling almost $26,500 towards library resources.

The funds raised also go towards numerous other projects that help improve the school environment.

If you wish to learn more about how funds are raised and spent the financial reports can be downloaded here »

Fostering a Caring School Community

Along with raising money for the school and our children, the P&C is also a great way to engage with others and to foster a close and caring school community of parents, children and teachers. We are always keen to hear about any issues affecting your children as well as ideas for improving the school environment, activities for the school and new fundraising ideas that you may have in mind.