P&C Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month during school terms from 7.00 pm in the Primary Library 'Fishbowl' conference room.
A Parents and Citizens' Association (P&C) is a group of community minded parents, carers and citizens who take on a formal role to assist the school in providing feedback on school policies and activities, additional resources to be used to enhance student learning and parent/carers with opportunities to be involved in their child's education.
The Bentley Park College Parents & Citizens Association (BPC P&C) works very closely with the College to encourage a strong sense of community that all our students and staff benefit from. As well as coordinating various events and fundraisers throughout the year, the P&C operate the Uniform Shop, Primary Tuckshop and Secondary Canteen.
The BPC P&C comprises a volunteer Executive Committee, including President, Vice-president, Secretary and Treasurer as well as general volunteer P&C members. A vital sub-group of the P&C is the Instrumental Music Parent sub-committee, comprising volunteers led by a sub-committee President who support and fundraise for the Instrumental Music Program at the College.
In addition to these volunteers, the BPC P&C employs an Operations Manager to oversee the Uniform Shop and general business operations, as well as a Tuckshop Coordinator, Canteen Coordinator and kitchen staff.
Some of the support provided by the Bentley Park College P&C:
- Operating the Uniform Shop, Tuckshop and Canteen.
- Fundraising campaigns for things such facility improvement, resources and College programs.
- Coordinating annual events such as fetes, Mother's Day and Father's Day celebrations, carols nights, trivia nights and Primary discos.
- Grant writing.
- Involvement in policy decisions/development, such as behaviour and uniforms.
- Supporting the College Principal and staff.
- Attending meetings once a month to stay informed and have a say.
Joining the P&C is a great way to keep informed, to contribute to the quality education of your children and to make new friends. Research has shown that parent/carer involvement in a child's education makes a significant contribution to the child's success at school. You can also learn new skills and gain a clear understanding of how the College operates.
Your contribution can be large or small, but your ongoing support of the P&C is invaluable. Not only will you be supporting the College community, you will also be supported by the College community. Being a part of the P&C is a great opportunity to share in decision-making processes and shape the future.
Please complete a BPC P&C Membership Form and attend a P&C meeting to join!
Please contact our P&C Operations Manager on 4045 4971, 0413 286 123 or email@example.com for more information. Volunteers are always welcome!
You can also find the BPC P&C on Facebook.