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.
Some of the events we regularly organise include Mothers or Fathers Day breakfasts, discos, colour runs, election day cake stalls, welcome picnics, carol nights, and parent bingo and quiz nights. In 2018 we held our inaugural Twilight Fete, which was a phenomenal success, and in 2019 we established a Fathering Project group which holds camps and other events for Dads and kids.
As well as holding community and fundraising events, the P&C are also responsible for other roles within the school such as running book club, assisting with the kitchen garden and helping with busybees. Getting involved with the P&C is a great way to meet new people and learn more about the school.
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 grant money to the school for a wide range of one-off and ongoing projects including construction of the large nature play area and Ninja playground, new computers, flexible learning furniture, table tennis and special incursions for the students.
The P&C meetings are a great way to find out what’s happening at school, with the Principal providing an update on the school’s plans and activities at each meeting. The meetings also provide an opportunity to get to know other parents at the school. Please don’t feel that you are required to contribute to the meeting, or that you will be expected to volunteer your time – you are simply welcome to come along and listen to what we are planning. Of course, help is always appreciated too!
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 11th February and Wednesday 18h March (Annual General Meeting)
Term 2. Tuesday 5th May and Wednesday 10th June
Term 3. Tuesday 28th July and Wednesday 2nd September
Term 4. Tuesday 20th October and Wednesday 25th November
The Annual General Meeting is typically the second meeting of the year, and all committee positions are open for nomination. You are welcome to come along and become a member of the committee without having to nominate for one of the official roles. Our Planning Meeting is held in 4th term, 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 you may have.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
There is also a communications board in the hall outside the front office. Here you will find paper copies of the latest newsletter, information about upcoming events, fundraising information and more. The board is constantly updated so you can keep an eye on what’s coming up.
Funding to the School
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. In 2017, the focus was on playground equipment, and in 2018 the P&C funded almost $22,000 worth of resources, including literacy, technology, science and early childhood learning. These resources will have a positive impact on students in every year across the school. In 2019 we provided over $83,000 to the school for classroom resources and furniture, a new senior school playground and IT equipment. This was helped by the funds raised from the 2018 Twilight Fete
In addition to specific fundraising events, the school is involved in a number of ongoing passive 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 now the national ban on single-use plastic bags has taken effect. With the street names and suburbs of our entire 2017 student population, the bags are available online at https://www.trybooking.com/VOXX. Only a limited number of these special keepsakes were produced, and they are available for $15 for one bag and $25 for two.
Entertainment Books are available in both book form and digital, and offer hundreds of deals and discounts at restaurants and businesses across Perth. New books are released every year around April/May. You can buy an Entertainment Book here, and 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, which has hundreds of fantastic books and other items available for sale. You can order books online or via the paper catalogues and your order will be delivered to the school. Jolimont gets a donation of 20% of all sales which is then used to supply the library and classrooms with new books, as well as prizes for events during the year. We also have a Book Fair every year where you can come in and browse through the books before you choose to buy them.
The Wembley SupaIGA is located on the corner of Cambridge and Jersey Streets, and is open 24/7. They donate a percentage of every sale back to the school – all you need to do is ask for a Rewards Card the next time you shop there, and when setting up your account online at home, simply 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.
A class rep is a parent or carer who volunteers to take on a co-ordinator role for their class. This position is primarily a social one, and the parent rep often organises events such as afterschool plays for the kids, parent dinners and other events where families get together. Their role can also involve helping teachers with class activities, welcoming new families, and co-ordinating helpers for school and P&C events. They are also asked to organise (or assist with organising) one of the P&C events held throughout the year.
P&C Events Calendar for 2020
At the end of each year, the P&C holds a planning meeting for the following year. This is where we plan the major events and fundraisers for the following 12 months.
Recently we moved to a new process and now each of the major events will be allocated to an entire year group to organise. This format has already proven successful as it means volunteers are working closely with other parents from their year group, making it easier to organise meetings and improving bonds within year groups.
We understand that many people work full time or have small children at home, meaning it can be difficult to attend meetings during school time or in the evenings. However there are always jobs that can be done in your own time at home and we welcome any offers of help.
|Welcome Picnic||21 February||Pre-Primary|
|Ride to School Day||13 March||Year 1|
|P&C Adult Only Disco Bingo||7 August||P&C|
|Book Fair||12 to 14 August||Year 3|
|P&C Winter Wonderland Kids Game and Quiz Night||21 August||Year 5|
|Colour Run||6 November||Year 2 and Year 1|
|End of Year Carols||4 December||Year 4 and Kindy|
|Dad’s Camp Out||tbc||Fathering Project|
President: Lisa Stasev
Vice President: Michelle Rouffignac
Treasurer: Tamara Winch-Buist
Secretary: Bruce Campbell
P&C Bank Account Details for Direct Deposits
Acc Name: Jolimont P&C
Acc No: 1698337
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 email@example.com
We hope you enjoy your time at Jolimont.