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P&C Association

​​​​​​​​The Brisbane State High School Parents and Citizens (P&C) Association encourages closer co-operation between the school, parents and the wider community. P&C Association members work with the Executive Principal and school staff on behalf of the students’ families to foster an interest amongst the parents in educational matters as well as fundraising to provide financial resources for the school.

Core functions of the P&C Association:

  • supporting the various sub-committees; 
  • operating the canteens and Uniform Shop (see next section for payment details); and
  • assist with fundraising.

Download the P&C Association Constitution (PDF, 414 KB) .

Contact Us

Click here to view contact information for the P&C Association

Office Hours

The P&C Association is contactable during the following office hours. These hours are effective from Thursday 23 April - Friday 22 May.

​8:30am - 3:30pm
​8:30am - 3:30pm

P&C Association Website

In 2019, the P&C Association launched their own website. View the P&C Association's website at

Payment at Canteens and Uniform Shop

Payment at our Canteens and Uniform Shop is only available using the Student ID Card with a linked account via My Student Account.

Read the My Student Account procedure (PDF, 500 KB) for information on how to link your child’s Student ID Card to pre-load funds. This email explains the benefits of the cashless system (PDF, 776 KB).


Annual General Meeting & Executive Committee Roles

Due to the postponement of the 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM), our existing members in P&C Executive roles will remain in these P&C positions. It is not until the AGM that these positions will become vacant and the roles need to be filled. For sub-committees, where there has already been a change to the office bearer roles (Chair, Secretary and Treasurer), these persons will be ‘acting’ in these roles until approved at the AGM.

Parents and guardians who are interested in undertaking these roles are still very welcome to participate, as there may be some planning work that can be done.

The P&C Association will keep you posted once an alternate AGM date is determined. At this stage, it is envisaged this will be late May or June at the earliest, unless circumstances change. If you have any further questions and would like to get in touch with our P&C Association directly, please email

Become a Member

To become a member, or renew your membership, please complete the online application form.

Alternatively, please download the P&C Membership Form (PDF 265 KB) and submit the completed form via email to

If you are unable to attend the AGM in person, the other option for membership is to attend one of the monthly P&C meetings which are held on the fourth Monday of each month during school terms and fill out a membership form which can be accepted at the meeting. These are the only two ways to join the State High P&C Association.

Executive Committee Nominations

If you are interested in nominating for an Executive Committee position, please complete a nomination form below. Nominations are accepted after membership applications are received and accepted at the AGM. 

Honorary P&C Life Membership Nominations Open

Do you know a P&C member who has given significantly to help our school? Life Membership is an honour awarded to a P&C member in recognition of their extraordinary contribution to the State High Parents and Citizens Association and the school. Through this award, the P&C Association is able to publicly express appreciation, encourage long term participation within the P&C and acknowledge and define exemplary standards of service.

Nomination forms must be received by 5:00pm on Monday 16 March via email to

Nomination instructions are detailed in the documents below.


The P&C Association meets at 7:00pm on the fourth Monday of each month (except during school holidays/public holidays) in the PAC Foyer, on the Merivale Street Campus. Parking is available via Gate M4 on Merivale Street (refer to map). All members of the school community are welcome to attend.

2020 Meeting Dates:

​P&C General Meeting
​Monday 24 February
​P&C General Meeting
Monday ​25 May - CANCELLED
​P&C General Meeting
​Monday 22 June
​P&C General Meeting
​Monday 27 July
​P&C General Meeting
Monday ​24 August
​​P&C General Meeting
​Monday 26 October
​P&C General MeetingMonday ​23 November


The P&C Association operates a number of sub-committees associated with sporting and cultural extra-curricular activities. They report to the P&C Association and consist of parents and teachers who are involved in the organisation and fundraising for those activities.

All parents are encouraged to attend sub-committee meetings relevant to the activities in which their child participates. Not only do parents get to meet the teachers involved, but they also find out what is happening first-hand.

Active Sub-Committees

The below sub-committees are currently active: 
  • Athletics XC
  • Dance
  • Football
  • Instrumental Music
  • Rowing
  • Rugby

ICSSSC Response from BSHS P&C and School Council

The following report is the P&C Association and School Council's joint response to the precinct selection report in relation to the Inner City South State Secondary College (ICSSSC). 

Student personal insurance cover

The P&C Association has arranged insurance cover for all students. This cover offers students the protection of personal accident insurance while at school or undertaking school authorised activities, including during sporting activities and school excursions.

Voluntary Contribution Appeal

The P&C Association promotes a Voluntary Contribution Appeal to raise a proportion of the funds we give to the school, which benefits all students. Parents are asked to consider making a contribution each year to this worthwhile appeal.​​


A volunteer is an individual who works without payment and acts under the direction and supervision of the school. All volunteers are required to complete an induction the first time they visit any department site and mandatory training annually. 

Part of the induction for volunteers includes the requirement to review the Key Message Guide​ (PDF, 747 KB) and complete the Declaration page. The Key Message Guide (PDF, 747 KB) ​covers important information regarding responsibilities volunteers will have while on departmental sites.​​ Check with the supervisor or manager at the location you are volunteering at for guidance and the information you need to be aware of while working at their department. 


  • ​​Access the Key Message Guide (PDF, 747 KB).​
  • Review the information.​
  • Complete the Declaration section on the last page of the guide.
  • The supervisor or manager of the location you are volunteering at will verify the completed Declaration and finalise the  Record of Completion with a signature and date.
  • Retain the verified​ Record of Completion section. It will be recognised in other Queensland State Schools or departmental sites for 12 months.