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March 2019

The P&C of the Year Awards are back in 2019, with bigger cash prizes and more winners, new categories based on school band sizes, and a simplified format. Entries are open now and close 21 June 2019.

Visit the P&Cs Qld website for more information

NO change to P&C Constitution this year

The Department of Education has NOT made any changes to the P&C Constitution this year, so there is no requirement to endorse it at your AGM (as per the AGM agenda).
Your P&C should continue to run under the 2018 version, which should have been adopted at last year’s AGM.
Download the model constitution on the info place.

 

Did you get your renewal notice?

The P&Cs Qld Affiliation Renewal Notice was posted for the attention of your P&C Treasurer at the beginning of February. If you have not received your notice, please contact the State Office.
P&Cs that have not paid this renewal by 31 March will be uninsured and will not have automatic access to P&Cs Qld member services.
If paying your affiliation by internet transfer, please ensure that you reference your member number (from your invoice) so that we know who the payment has come from.

Donating funds and items to assist schools affected by floods in North Queensland

GIVIT is a charitable organisation that connects those who have with those who need. GIVIT has offered to work with Queensland state schools to connect those who are seeking to help with school communities following recent flooding in Townsville.
GIVIT has authorised Queensland state schools to fundraise on GIVIT’s behalf for the flood appeal (e.g. through free dress days, bake sales, sausage sizzles etc.).
The easiest way for a P&C to donate to support Queensland schools is by visiting GIVIT and giving to the “Queensland Flooding” appeal.
To assist school communities, type “For school communities” in the comments box when donating funds.
GIVIT will use donated funds to purchase items that have been requested by the school community.
Schools may also collect and donate requested items through GIVIT. However, please be aware that GIVIT has no capacity to transport items around the state. Schools seeking to donate items will need to arrange transport.

 

P&C resources on the info place

The info place requires a free account and you can also access it by clicking through from the P&Cs Qld website. Any individual can register for the info place and you don’t have to use your P&C email address.
Don’t forget that your username should be all lowercase letters and have no spaces.
Once you have logged in, just click the home menu or go straight to the topics page.

 

Looking for an auditor?

The State Office has a list of auditors that have been recommended by P&Cs around the state. Email enquiries@pandcsqld.com.au if you would like us to send it to you.
And if you would like to recommend your auditor, please let us know so we can add them to the list.

 

Update your executive details

We need to know who you are, to be able to help you better, so please let us know the contact details for your 2019 P&C executive! Go to the info place to fill in the online form. (Please note that this link may not work if you are on a school computer.)

 

At State Conference this year, we are “re-imagining” P&Cs. We would love you to join us.
P&Cs Qld will part-fund a limited number of P&C delegates representing our geographic Areas. If your expression of interest is successful, your P&C will be required to contribute $200 to the registration cost.
EOIs, and all other registrations, open the week commencing 11 March. You will be able to check out the conference agenda and register online through the P&Cs Qld website next week.

 

P&C of the month for March: St Lawrence SS

St Lawrence State School is a remote Central Queensland school located 183 km north of Rockhampton and 156 km south of Mackay. The St Lawrence P&C were the overall winners in the 2018 P&C of the Year Awards.
Read more on the P&Cs Qld website.

 

P&C Day: Friday 24 May

P&C Day is an annual opportunity for schools to thank P&C volunteers for their important contribution. Many schools recognise the P&C on assembly or hold a special morning tea. What will be happening at your school?

P&C Day is held during National Volunteer Week, the best time to celebrate their inspiring efforts!

 

 

 

National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence: 15 March

Visit the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence website where parents can learn more about their role in preventing and responding to bullying. Students can find activities, games, links to apps and support services that can help them understand that bullying needs to stop and that every student has a right to feel safe.

 

 

Free parent evenings with Madonna King

What do our girls think about their fathers? And what are fathers struggling with when it comes to their relationship with their teenage daughters?
All parents are warmly invited to attend these free events with the bestselling author of “Being 14”, hosted by Catholic School Parents Qld.
For more information click on the booking links.
Cairns, 12 March http://www.cvent.com/d/16q9pxs
Townsville, 13 March http://www.cvent.com/d/j6q9p2
Toowoomba, 14 March http://www.cvent.com/d/j6q8cp

 

 


Watch a video now or visit www.pcschool.net

 

 

Premier’s Coding Challenge now open

The 2019 Premier’s Coding Challenge is now open to all Queensland students in Years 3–10. The competition aims to inspire the coders and roboticists of the future. Students will develop innovative digital prototypes that will improve Queenslanders’ cybersafety. Entries close midnight 2 September 2019. Head to the Premier’s Coding Challenge page for further information. #cybersafeqld

 

 

Single Touch Payroll webinar series

The ATO will be hosting a series of webinars to help and support employers as they transition to, and commence Single Touch Payroll (STP) reporting.

 

 

 

 

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