P & C Association

P & C Office Bearers are elected at the P & C’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) held at the beginning of the school year. At the most recent Kapinara P & C AGM, the following members were elected as Office Holders and Volunteer Coordinators for 2019:

President – Kate Marquis

Vice President – Kym Szwedzicki

Treasurer – Anna Larson

Secretary – Natasha Brindal/Rebecca Garvey

Uniform Shop – Nikki Little

Canteen Coordinator/Manager – Kirstin 

Parent Rep Coordinator – Anke Woodland

Newsletter – Kate Marquis/Nicole Schmidt

The committee is also made up of 15-20 parents and staff, who paid $1 to become a voting member and also some elected/volunteered to become part of the Executive committee.

Meetings

P & C Meetings at Kapinara Primary School are held twice a term on a Tuesday evening, dates are available on the school website calendar. They are also available in the P & C Newsletter.

Meetings are open to all parents and teachers and take place in the staff room from 7pm. Attending offers parents a great opportunity to gain a better understanding of, and to participate in the running of their children’s school.

New members are welcome at anytime and can pay their membership fee $1.

Fundraising

The P&C continued to support the school with funds to purchase the following resources in 2018:

  • Information technology  $15,000
  • Pre-Primary and Kindergarten Equipment  $3,000
  • Artist in Residence $5,000
  • Soccer goals $1,000
  • Shade Sails for Wobbly and Pre-Primary $17,000
  • Library Books $3,500
  • Air conditioning $10,100
  • PA equipment hire for Sports Carnival $700

 

At Kapinara we are fortunate to have supportive parents that contribute to the P&C via voluntary contributions, with a huge payment rate of almost 93%

Also the fantastic parents of Kapinara continued to provide assistance to the school in terms of time and energy through volunteering efforts, which made events possible and also raised funds for the school, including:

  • Canteen
  • Uniform shop
  • School banking
  • Sundowner
  • Quiz night
  • Entertainment Book sales
  • Community vegetable patch
  • Class reading rosters
  • Orchestra and SIM support
  • Sports events and training
  • Art Night
  • Book Fair
  • Class representatives
  • Families in need Assistance
  • Lost property
  • Cake stalls
  • Sausage sizzles
  • Raffle
  • Leavers graduation
  • Disco (Leavers fundraiser)

The Uniform shop and has again performed well financially and also has provided great service to the school and its parents.  I would like to thank Nikki Little and Claire Lucas for all their efforts during 2018. Well done ladies, without you it would not be possible to provide this service to the Kapinara parents.

The Canteen undertook some small upgrades in 2018 with the fitting of a new servery bench and windows, which have helped immensely in the look and the use of these areas. Also the introduction of the online ordering system has helped increase canteen income as well as made canteen processes easier. The Canteen is managed by Kirstin Piccinini and run with the assistance of volunteers, many thanks to those who contribute their time.

COMMUNITY EVENTS AND/ SERVICES

The P & C Purpose is not all about fundraising. I am constantly being reminded though the actions of parents that they are proud to part of Kapinara and continue to support events to make Kapinara not only a great school but a great community. Some events run by class representatives and parents, not just P & C members include:

  • A community Market
  • Athletics carnival
  • Sundowner
  • Arts Night
  • Icy Pole Friday
  • Social dinners and BBQ for class groups
  • A ladies “red carpet” event
  • Coffee catch-ups
  • Busy Bees for nature play equipment maintenance
  • Gardening for the school
  • Disco
  • Quiz night
  • Class camping trips