Who we are, how we work together & when/where we meet
The P&C is a volunteer member based organisation.
We work together for the benefit of the THS community.
The school Principal is ex officio member and can vote like any other member, more about their role...
These positions/roles hold no special powers, they are just there to ensure the P&C organisation, members and volunteers have the structures they need to work well.
The P&C employees a General Manager (Simon De Rosa; email@example.com) to manage the community owned trading businesses (Canteen, Uniform Shop), assist with environment projects and authentic learning support.
We meet on a Wednesday twice a school term.
First meeting of the year is in February.
We hold the AGM in November.
At each meeting we run an information session by a teacher, student or parent about something innovative.
You don't have to be a member, just come along.
We start at 7:30PM and are always done by 9PM.
Except the first meeting of the year when we have "Welcome drinks and dibbles" so start at 7PM!
We meet in the THS common room.
Sub-committees meet in various locations.
The THS common room is located in E block, reference G9 on the map below.
Enter the school at A4 and then come through the reception front doors at F5 and walk through the foyer, the room is then directly in front of you on the 2nd story.
P&C Positions up to the November 2020 AGM
Jane Willis & Louise Tiller
Canteen Convenor / Coordinator
Environment ("Grounds") Convenor
Social Events Convenor
Uniform Shop Convenor / Coordinator
Standard Parent Contributions
Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Our Annual General Meeting is held in November each year as per our constitution and by-laws - it is held in conjunction with a General Meeting.
At the start of the AGM meeting all positions are made vacant and people can nominate other people for a positions of office-holder on the general committee or sub-committee.
To be an office-holder you need to be a financial member - you can join online.
We have done considerable work on our organisational structure with the use of professional support to ensure the office-holders positions are manageable as an occasional volunteer. Most of the office-holder positions are considered to be over-sight (ie policy setting) only.
At the AGM the social events team kindly provider drinks & nibbles and we review the year just gone.
If you require more information or would like to chat about a position please contact firstname.lastname@example.org!
Welcoming new parents to the school (Orientation Day)
As part of orientation day (first week in December) the THS P&C run a number of activities to support he new parents with how the can get involved in the THS community -- adding to the well-being of their child/children.
We start with a short hello from the P&C president, referencing our hello and welcome webpage; hello-pandc.ths.community.
We have printed sign-up sheets and also an online page (linked from the hello webpage).
Year 8 parents provide food & drinks for the parents using the MPC Kitchen - organised by social events team.
We run a "stand" with people from each of the subcommittees and help parents select with volunteering they would like to do.
We then run a tour to the uniform-shop, canteen and generally the environment.
The band run their own information sessions.
We work with the student leadership group and the year level advisers.
As the P&C President I am responsible for making sure all members feel welcome and that they can contribute to the THS P&C community if they wish. If this is not the case, then I have failed - so please let me know, Mark (email@example.com).