P&C Association

Overview

Jolimont Primary School is lucky to have a diverse yet friendly and active community – we may be a small school but we are strong, and Jolimont P&C is a group of parents and carers who volunteer their time to promote the interests of the school.

We do this by organising community events and raising funds to improve facilities and resources at the school. All parents and carers from the school community are invited to join the P&C and there are plenty of ways to be involved.

Every year, the money raised by the P&C is reinvested back into the school community. We plan community events which are free for families to attend, and we also donate money to the school for a wide range of one-off and ongoing projects.

Meetings

The P&C meetings are a great way to find out what’s happening at school and provide an opportunity to get to know other parents. P&C meetings are held twice a term in the school Library: Tuesday of Week 2 and Wednesday of Week 7. Meetings run from 7pm to 9pm and all members of the community are welcome to attend and participate.

In 2020 the meeting dates are:

Term 1. Tuesday 11 February and Tuesday 17 March (Annual General Meeting)
Term 2.  Tuesday 5 May and Wednesday 10 June
Term 3.  Tuesday 28 July and Wednesday 2 September
Term 4.  Tuesday 20 October and Wednesday 25 November

The Annual General Meeting is the second meeting of the year, and all committee positions are open for nomination.  Our Planning Meeting is held in Term 4 and is when we plan the following year’s major events and fundraisers. We are always eager to have new committee members and to hear any ideas and suggestions.

Communication

The P&C provides information via the school newsletter which is sent via Connect in Weeks 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9. We also send longer email updates twice a term to parents updating them on events, meetings, news and information about the school.

To receive these emails, please let us know by emailing the following jolimontpspandc@gmail.com.

I agree to receive email communication from Jolimont P&C. I will email the P&C when I wish to be removed from the list.

Your Name
Child’s Name
Child’s Year/class
Email

It’s really important that you add yourself to the P&C Communication list so you can keep up to date with what is happening.

There is also a Community Notice Board in the hall outside the front office with the newsletter, events, fundraising information and more.

Funding to the School for 2019

The P&C accepts major funding requests at the beginning of each year, and takes advice from the Board and Principal about how funds raised can best support student learning.

Fundraising

In addition to specific fundraising events, the school is involved in a number of ongoing fundraisers throughout the year. These include our unique Joli Tote bags, Entertainment Books, Scholastic Book Club, and the Community Chest at SupaIGA Wembley.

Our top-quality heavy cotton Joli Tote bags are ideal for shopping. Bags are available online at https://www.trybooking.com/VOXX. A limited number were produced, they are available for $15 for one bag and $25 for two.

Entertainment Books are available in both book form and digital, 20% will be donated to the school: https://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/859p48

Each term all children are given a Scholastic Book Club catalogue. Jolimont receives 20% of all sales which supply the library new books. We also have a Book Fair every year.

The Wembley SupaIGA donate a percentage of every sale back to the school – please ask for a Rewards Card, and when setting up your account online, nominate Jolimont Primary School as your beneficiary.

If you have any fundraising ideas you’d like the school to be involved in, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

How Can You Help

There are many ways you can become more involved in the school community:

  • attend committee meetings or become a committee member
  • volunteer to organise or help with an event
  • become a class rep
  • keep an eye out in our newsletter for one-off jobs and tasks we when we need help.

Class Reps

A class rep volunteers to take on a co-ordinator role for their class. This position is primarily a social one, and the parent rep organises events such as afterschool plays, parent dinners and other events to bring families together. Their role can also involve helping teachers with class activities, welcoming new families, and co-ordinating helpers for school and P&C events.

P&C Events Calendar for 2020

At the end of each year, the P&C holds a planning meeting for the following year, where major events and fundraisers are allocated to an entire year group to organise. This format has already been successful as volunteers work closely with other parents from their year group, making it easier to organise meetings and improving bonds between parents.

We understand many people work full time or have small children at home, and it can be difficult to attend meetings. However there are always jobs that can be done in your own time at home and we welcome any offers of help.

Event  Date Organising Class
 Welcome Picnic  21 February Pre-Primary
 Ride to School Day  13 March  Year 1
 Family Quiz Night  28 August  Year 5
Book Fair  12 to 14 August  Year 3
 Colour Run  6 November  Year 2 (and Kindy/Yr1)
 End of Year Carols  4 December Year 4 (and Kindy/Yr 1)
Dad’s Camp Out tbc Fathering Project
Parents-only event tbc P&C
Please note: Year 6 classes will be involved in organising their own events for their graduation year.

Committee Members

President: Jacqui Swingler

Vice President: Michelle Rouffignac

Treasurer: Tamara Winch-Buist

Secretary: Bruce Campbell

P&C Bank Account Details for Direct Deposits

Acc Name: Jolimont P&C
BSB: 016305
Acc No: 3408 66994

Contact Us

If you’d like any more information about the P&C or have any ideas you’d like to share, don’t hesitate to contact us on jolimontpspandc@gmail.com

We hope you enjoy your time at Jolimont.