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P&C Association

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Supporting our students to reach their full potential through actively engaging parents, school and community

Brisbane State High School P&C Association Purpose Statement

Parents and Citizens' (P&C) Associations are not-for-profit organisations that work in productive partnership with their school and the community to enhance the outcomes of students. A P&C Association is a group of volunteers, governed by an elected Executive Committee that may also employ staff to provide and operate various services. P&C Associations use any profits from these services, along with fundraising efforts, to support and enhance programs and projects within their school.

Brisbane State High School's P&C Association follows these principles and exists to engage parents and citizens in ways that build and sustain purposeful relationships with the school, to foster improvements in education and developmental outcomes of students.

Our P&C Association supports the State High community through:

  • close cooperation and collaboration between parents, community, staff and students
  • feedback on school policies and activities by hosting regular meetings attended by the school's Executive Principal and members of staff 
  • fundraising to provide resources to enhance student learning and improve the school environment
  • opportunities for parents and guardians to be involved in their child's education and the broader school community.
  • supporting parent-run P&C Association sub-committees for sporting and cultural extra-curricular activities; 
  • operating facilities such as the canteens and Uniform Shop
  • financially supporting the maintenance of Fursden Road Playing Fields

One of the greatest assets of an education at Brisbane State High School is the wonderful diversity of nationalities and cultures that make up the school's student cohort. For many families, this could be your first encounter with a P&C Association. We warmly welcome all families to join and get involved in our P&C, whether it is your first experience with a P&C or you are a P&C veteran!

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

Contact us

View contact information for the P&C Association

Office hours

The P&C Association is contactable during the following office hours during the school term.

​Day
​Hours

​Monday to Thursday

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 https://bshspandc.org/.

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, 292KB) for information on how to link your child’s Student ID Card to pre-load funds.

Become a Member

2020 Applications and renewals

To become a P&C Association member, or renew your membership, please complete a P&C Membership Form (PDF 264KB)  and submit the completed form in person to the Secretary at one of the monthly P&C meetings which are held on the fourth Monday of each month during school terms. Meeting dates can be found further on this page.  Forms are also available at the meetings. 

Executive Committee nominations

There are still some vacancies on our Executive committee for 2020.  This is a great opportunity to give back to the school and support the work that the P & C does in providing extra resources for the benefit of all students.   If you are interested in nominating for an Executive Committee position, please complete a nomination form below and email to president@bshspandc.org


Notice of election – two (2) parent representative positions for School Council

Two parent representatives for School Council will be elected at the P&C General Meeting on Monday 26 October. We invite any parent/guardian with a child currently attending the school to consider nominating for School Council by completing the nomination form.

Please note, all nominations require endorsement of two current P&C Association members to be accepted and the closing date for nominations is Friday 9 October 2020. Nomination forms will need to be emailed to enquiries@bshspandc.org or posted to the P&C Association by this date. Nomination forms will also be available on the school website and the P&C Association’s website soon.

Further information regarding the nomination and voting process will be made available soon via this page, the school newsletter and the P&C Association’s website. For more information on the role of School Council, view the School Council page on the State High website.

If you have any questions regarding the election process, please email the P&C Association – enquiries@bshspandc.org.


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 can be received up until 5:00pm on Monday 22 February 2021 via email to exec.mgr@bshspandc.org.

Nomination instructions are detailed in the documents below.

Meetings

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:

Description
​Date

​P&C General Meeting

​Monday 24 February

​P&C Annual General Meeting (AGM ) & General Meeting

​Monday 20 July
(AGM commenced 6:00pm, followed by the General Meeting at 7:00pm)

​P&C General Meeting

Monday ​24 August

​P&C General Meeting
​Monday 14 September

​​P&C General Meeting

​Monday 26 October

​P&C General Meeting

Monday ​23 November


Sub-Committees

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: 

  • Dance
  • Football
  • Instrumental Music
  • Track and Field / Cross Country
  • 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.​​

Volunteers​

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, 747KB) and complete the Declaration page. The Key Message Guide (PDF, 747KB) ​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. 

Instructions:

  • ​​Access the Key Message Guide (PDF, 747KB).​
  • 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.


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Last reviewed 07 September 2020
Last updated 07 September 2020