The Bateman Primary School Parents & Citizens Association is the voice of parents, guardians and the community within our school. Promoting community, fun and social connection is at the centre of what we do. We actively work with the school administration and teachers to improve the school experience.
There is a myriad of things the P&C does, large and small throughout the year from organising welcome and social events, parenting workshops, camps, school lunches and banking, painting murals and gardening, book donations for the library, among many, many other things.
One of our key roles is partnering with the school administration to provide infrastructure to support school programmes. One exciting example of this is the kitchen garden that the P&C built with the school community; which is now utilised as part of the science and cooking program taught at the school. More recently, we commissioned a friendship mural on the library setting out the key friendship rules from the new friendship programme currently being implemented in classes.
Essentially, the P&C is about providing opportunities within the school and also being involved in making decisions that can benefit your child. It certainly doesn’t hurt that you can make some great friendships and have a lot of fun being involved along the way. We particularly understand that many people are time poor and whether you can spare an hour every now or then, or have some more time available we would luv to hear from you. If you would like to come along to the next meeting we meet monthly and you would be incredibly welcome. Hope to see you there.
Welcome "old" and "new" parents and Bateman PS 2020...
It was a pleasure meeting some of you at our parent and teacher evening last night. A big welcome again! This week is busy one with our Men of Bateman (MoB) dads and kids event on tonight, and new year Welcome Sundowner on Friday.
As you may already know, our culture at Bateman PS focuses on "whole of child learning" with an active participation by our parents required to make it work as effectively as it can. Our school has embarked on a significant transformation over the last few years with the support of the P&C and community. Some of which you can visibly see, and a great deal has already happened and happening in the background.
So what's happening in 2019 and more importantly 2020 in the School's 50th year? The short answer as much as we can with a student population growing to over 315 children. We have some exciting projects planned (and already underway) in 2019, and have what we think are some great ideas to commemorate Bateman's 50 year anniversary. But (there is always at but), the more 'hands' we get from parents, the more we can do.
On behalf of the P&C and Bateman PS community, can I please ask for your continued support in 2019 and if you're new to get involved - I guarantee you'll have some fun and a laugh or two!
Look forward to seeing you around the school in 2019.
Class Representatives for 2019
The P&C are looking for two volunteering parents from each class to be a class representatives in 2019. Having class representative helps provide a point of contact for the P&C, class teacher and parents.
Class Representatives duties simply involve…
- Compiling a ‘Class Friendship List’ (with Child’s Name, Year, Parent/s Name and Contact Number), emailing the list to class parents only and keeping it up to date to help build social networks - this is particularly helpful for new parents to the school, arranging playdates, party invitations etc.
- If you wish, organise class social events or activities like coffee mornings, dinners, end of year celebrations etc.
- Coordinating collections for end-of-year gifts and cards for class teachers.
Class Reps are not to be used or help other parents express concern about their own children. This should be done directly between the parents themselves and the teacher. Class Reps do not have to be part of the P&C and are not required to attend P&C meetings - although you are most welcome to attend.
Please click here to see the list of class reps.
The School Newsletter, Skoolbag, Website and P&C Facebook Page will always be the form of communication to parents with what’s happening in and around the school, fundraising initiatives and upcoming social events etc.
Please advise your classroom teacher or Kathy Stafford on 0402 929 928 of your interest by Monday 25 March.
Plant Donations Request!
Do you have some spare plants at your place, a family members or neighbours OR can you possibly donate a small plant to the school? Ali, our gardening angel, requires a few plants to complete the Year 3/4/5/6 nature strip area and a few other spots in the school. If you can assist could we please get your assistance by leaving these plants by the entrance to the kitchen garden (western side). Many thanks!
- Kangaroo paws - red or green
- English Lavenders
- Yellow Daisy Bushes
Help wanted with the Year 3-4 & 5-6 common areas!
Are you good at design? Or carpentry? Or have some timber you can donate to help out?
A staff member has approached us for assistance with re-organising the year 3-4 and 5-6 common areas for bags and storage. At the moment it’s a bit of a scrum and ideally they would like a well-designed area that readily accommodates bags and other school storage.
We would be really grateful for your assistance if you have
- a head for design and could make up a design for us in collaboration with the teachers to make these common area spaces work super efficiently,
- are you handy with carpentry or woodwork and willing to donate some time to put up the shelves and storage areas in the common areas, or
- do you have some nice timber lying around your house that is unused and we can utilise to make the storage shelves and areas?
If so can you please contact Mike from the grounds and facilities committee on 040 6666 567.
Can you draw a plan or artists impression? We need you!
We are currently looking to design the nature strip/bush tucker pathway area and are hoping to tap into some parent or community expertise. We would like to do an artist’s impression or design of the area. So if you can help please contact us through the P&C email email@example.com. Many thanks.
Your Feedback and Get in Touch
We welcome any feedback and ideas you may have that would help benefit the children and school. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or come along to one of our regular P&C meetings.
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Next P&C Meeting - Monday 18 March 2019
The next P&C meeting will be Monday, 18 March 2019 at 7:00pm in the P&C Utility Room. Come along, get involved - it is your school too! Drinks and nibbles provided.