Bateman Primary School Parents & Citizens Association is the voice of parents, guardians and the community within our school. The school has a strong parent engagement where both mum and dad are most welcome. We proactively work with the school administration team and teachers to improve your child/ren's primary school experience.
There is a myriad of things the P&C does, large and small throughout the school year from organising welcome and end of year social events, parenting workshops, camps, school lunches and banking, uniform shop, 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 and chicken coop 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 implemented in classes (UR Strong).
The P&C provides parents opportunities within the school to contribute to a significant "whole of child" learning experience that benefits children attending today, and those who may attend in the future. You also get the fantastic benefit of making some great parent friendships and have a lot of fun being involved along the way.
As parents ourselves, we understand people are time poor and whether you can spare an hour every now or then, or have some more time available we would love to hear from you. We hold a couple of P&C meetings each term (usually week 2 or 3 and then week 7 or 8) on Monday night at 7pm. Everyone is welcome. Please get in touch if you would like any further information or speak with the school administration team.
Welcome "old" and "new" parents and Bateman PS 2020...
It was a pleasure meeting some of you at our parent and teacher evening night. A big welcome again!
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 already "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. Please!
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, 2020, 2021...
Class Representatives for 2019
Please click here to see the list of class reps and information.
Ground Committee Report - 28 August 2019
Please click here to see what the Grounds Committee and helpers have been doing and the help they need
Volunteer Needed - Friday Subway Lunch Roster - Term 4 2019
The P&C are looking for a volunteer to help out with the Friday lunch roster, on a fortnightly basis, for Term 4, 2019 (and throughout 2020 if possible).
- Collecting key from front office between 8:45 to 9:00am.
- Collect lunch orders from black box (located near lost and found basket).
- Count number of orders (make sure Name & Room No details have been filled in. If missing, contact font office).
- Lock up black box, place ‘closed’ sign on top of black box.
- Return key to front office and let office know how many orders you have.
- Take orders to Subway, 396 South Street, O’Connor (next to Red Rooster & McDonalds) by 9:30am latest.
- Subway will count/confirm number of orders.
- This will only take up about 30 minutes of your time. Full training and support provided.
Please think about putting your hand up, or buddy up with another parent, so that we can continue providing the kids with the Friday Subway lunch service. For further information, please contact Kathy Stafford on 0402 929 928. All help greatly appreciated.
Uniform Shop - Volunteers Required!
Are you available to help in the Uniform Shop for an hour on a Thursday morning - once every 2 or 3 weeks? We usually have 2 people working each week so you will have an experienced volunteer to show you the ropes.
If you are available please contact Siobhan (Siobhan_uniform@icloud.com)
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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