Hambledon State School has an active and successful Parents and Citizens Association (P&C). The P&C is essentially a forum focused on the school community providing both financial and non-financial support. Working closely with the principal, staff and wider school community the P&C assists in making improvements at Hambledon through policy, infrastructure, resources and student experiences.
Main Functions of the P&C
Tuckshop and Uniform Shop
The P&C is the operational body of the Tuckshop and Uniform Shop. Managed by our Tuckshop convenor Alana Donnelly, ‘The Snack Shack’ services the students and staff with a quality menu of reasonably priced food and drink and also provides a quality uniform service for families.
Discos and Stalls
The P&C provides social functions for students with the Discos held in Term 2 and Term 4. We organise a market stall for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, allowing students the opportunity to purchase a gift for their loved ones. These events have a fundraising component; however they also allow the students to participate in social functions and unique experiences which foster their learning and community spirit.
Throughout the year we aim to undertake fundraising campaigns such as our Krispy Kreme drive and Easter Raffle. If you have any ideas to raise funds we would love to hear from you!
Working Bees on Gardens
Held throughout the year, Working Bees involve families coming together to enhance the school environment. Children spend time with other students and families at school, outside the structured school environment. Working Bees not only foster community spirit, assist to improve the appearance of our school gardens but also help to reduce associated costs, allowing funds to be redirected to other needed areas of the school operations.
Often the P&C discuss a current or introduced school policy or procedure. These discussions in the General Meetings help achieve the outcome most suitable for the school community.
Main Recent Achievements of P&C
Electronic Sign; $24,000 fully funded installed 2017
Junior Playground; $39,000 fully funded installed 2018
Subsidising the Music Shirts, reducing the cost to $15 per shirt
Introducing an annual school Music Night, incorporating the schools’ band, ensemble and choir
Helping to re-establish the Reef Guardians Programme
Providing an activity during the 2017 Science Week with
the Planetarium visit at School
School Murals completed in 2018
Many projects are currently in the pipeline; we encourage you to be part of the positive change!
The P&C hold their general meetings on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm in the Library Learning Centre, located in the Administration building. Members of both the school community and local community are welcome and encouraged to attend and experience these meetings and provide input.
People in our community wanting to connect with Hambledon State School to provide their time and/or skills are very welcome to get in touch. Blue Cards are required for those volunteers with no children of their own at Hambledon; and our Business Manager can assist you with this process.
Should you wish to raise an idea or issue you believe the P&C can assist with, you can make contact with the P&C through a number of ways:
Leave a message at the school office with your name and phone number
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Approach a P&C member you see around the school
Attend a P&C General Meeting
Our 2019 P&C Executive Committee