Welcome to Cottesloe Primary School – 2018
Dear Parents & Carers,
On behalf of Cottesloe Primary School’s P&C Association, we would like to warmly welcome you back to school. We would also like to extend a special welcome to all the new students and families who have joined Cottesloe Primary School this year. For most children, starting a new school can be more than a little daunting and parents can find it tricky too! If you have any questions, big or small, please contact the P&C and we will do our best to point you in the right direction and help you along the way. Below is some general information that we hope will help your family settle into the new routine.
Who are the P&C Association?
Like most schools, Cottesloe Primary has a Parent and Community Association to support the school, its students and families. We welcome new families, organise fundraising; ensure parents are well-informed about school issues; represent the school in the wider community and provide a point of contact for anything to do with general school life. The P&C Association operates independently of the school and aims to represent the best interests of the students, while working closely with the school staff and board. P&C Meetings take place once or twice a term, morning or evening, and are open to all.
Our first meeting for 2018 takes place on Thursday evening, February 8th, 6:30 in the school library. This will be a planning meeting for our upcoming Movie Night so please join us if you can.
Movie Night, Friday 16 February, 2018
Our first major P&C event for the school year will be the Annual Movie Night. Information and ticket forms will be sent home with your child. This is held on the school grounds and is a lovely chance for families to meet while the kids watch a movie under the stars. We hope your family can come along and enjoy the great atmosphere that the movie night creates. The Movie Night is also a fantastic opportunity for the P&C to raise some funds for the school and there will be a live auction for the VIP Car Parking Spot in the staff carpark along with a raffle and some delicious food and fine wines to enjoy.
How to become involved with the P&C
Positions on the P&C are opened to the community annually at the AGM and everyone on the P&C is a volunteer. All help is welcome and it is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in your child’s school life. As Cottesloe Primary School is an independent, public school there is always a place for volunteers to share their skills, knowledge and time. Please see the poster below for some ways you can lend a hand. The Cottfathers are also a central part of school life and help out with P&C events as well as organising their own catch-ups.
In 2016/17 P&C fundraisers contributed to many resources for the school including: playground equipment, landscaping, library books, early learning readers, Lego Robotics, sports equipment, I.T and educational supplies. The P&C has recently funded the construction of undercover walkways to complete the first stage of an ongoing infrastructure plan for the school. These projects are all made possible thanks to the continued support and energy of the P&C and school community.
The date for the AGM will be set at the next general meeting.
The Uniform Shop
The uniform shop is run by the P&C Association and open every second Wednesday morning of term. Please check the school calendar for dates and times. Order forms can be downloaded and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted in the letterbox at Admin. As the uniform shop relies on volunteers alone, please bear in mind that orders need to be placed in good time.
Lost Property tips
Lost property will be returned to your child if correctly labelled (we recommend iron-on tags as marker pen fades). Every school has a mountain of lost property so we do recommend that you label your child’s items as clearly as possible to avoid losses. At the end of each term any unclaimed items will be donated to the second hand store for resale.
FLEXIBUZZ and Communication
Flexibuzz is a free smart phone App that the Cottesloe Primary School uses to send alerts and reminders. We highly recommend that you install it on your phone to stay up to date. It can be downloaded through your phone’s App store and parents find it really useful. Select Cottesloe Primary School and then install. You can choose the information you wish to receive and it is a quick, efficient way to receive school updates.
Each class has a class representative who communicates via email to all parents. The class email group is an excellent way to learn about activities and news relating to your child’s class and is particularly important for teachers when they need to reach the full parent group. Class reps help to ensure families are aware of what is happening at school. they also organise catch-ups, welcome new families, communicate information etc… If you would like to consider being a class representative, please speak to your child’s class teacher. Many classes have two or more reps who share the role.
The school Facebook page is a great way to keep up to date with what’s happening. General information and the school calendar can be found on the school website. There is also a P&C page for P&C news. If you would like to learn more, please check the P&C contacts on the website to reach us directly or email email@example.com.
We look forward to meeting you and hope you enjoy your time at Cottesloe Primary School.
Cottesloe Primary School P&C Association
The 2018 Elected Office and Non Office Bearers
|President||Ruth Fiorentinifirstname.lastname@example.org||0417 955 382|
|Vice President||Elvin Hengemail@example.com|
|Treasurer||Rebecca Pattisonfirstname.lastname@example.org||0422 231 255|
|Fundraising Representative||Catharine Strickland
|Uniform Shop Coordinator||Ingrid Campbellemail@example.com||0484 338 736|
|Class Parent Coordinator||Anna Woodlifffirstname.lastname@example.org||0412 277 587|
|Alumni Coordinator||Anna Woodliffemail@example.com|
|School Banking||Jonine Cena|
|Minkey Coordinators||Open Position|
|Green Scene||Open Position|