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 2020
Please click here to see the list of class reps and information.
Vacant position - P&C Fun Events Coordinator(s) 2020
If you have a knack for making things happen (what parent doesn’t), like organising events and enjoy seeing your plans come together, we would love to have you on our team! During the course of the school year, your P&C runs, promotes, coordinates a number of events and projects (usually one or two events per term). We need you, the ‘Oracle’, to oversee and ensure your merry band of helpful, passionate parent helpers are doing the right things at the right times, so things run oh so smoothly. Full training and support provided. If you’re interested in this position and would like know more, please contact Glenn Beauchamp (P&C President) on 0411 116 966 or Mike Baldwin (P&C Vice President) on 0406 666 567.
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)
We are looking to have an informal get together at the school bush tucker-indigenous education reserve of anyone in the school community that would like to volunteer this year and be involved with the grounds and gardens team. So come on down Sunday 16 February at 5pm and chat with Ali about how you can get involved and the projects and plans we have in the pipeline this year. Whether you have 10 minutes each semester or a lot more time it doesn’t matter, all are welcome in our push to make the school grounds fun, interesting and attractive for the students, staff and broader community. Please feel free to just turn up or alternatively you can email Ali on firstname.lastname@example.org
The bush tucker-Indigenous Education Reserve and Sensory Garden were fully reticulated over the Christmas break to save any hand watering. If you get a chance pop along and view some of the different rooms already completed in preparation for our grand opening later this year.
Huge Thank You!
A big thanks to Troy Sayer for sorting out the reticulation pipes under the pavement along Dean Rd over the Christmas break. This was one major trip hazard that is now safely underground. Thank you!
Mike Baldwin has done a huge job in reticulating all of the Bush Tucker Garden for the 2nd phase - The Roots and Fruits, the Wheelbarrow Garden and the Car Park Garden. All are now humming along and loving receiving a drink!
A special thank you to Glenn and Jen Beauchamp who recently donated 8 roses, and some extra agapanthus. We are currently nursing them through this extremely hot weather and hope to have some new growth and roses soon
Welcome Sundowner 2020 - Thank You
Thank you to everyone to came along to our Welcome Sundowner for 2020. Fantastic to see our usual faces and lots of new parents and families come along.
A very BIG thank you Kathy Stafford and all the other parents who helped behind the scenes, and to those who helped out on the night with setting up, packing up and all the other bits that help make the night a memorable one. We couldn’t have run the event without you - Thank you!
Thank you DJ “Ben’s Tunes” for another awesome job with the music entertainment and to Unicone Softserve Perth for their cool treats, to Big 5 Curry Den Food Truck for their great food and curries and the wonderful entertaining Suitcase Circus experience for all to enjoy on the night. Also, special mention and thanks to Unicone Softserve and Big 5 Curry Den for kindly donating part of their proceeds from the night to the P&C.
Men of Bateman - Fish and Chips at South Mole, Friday 13 March from 6:30pm
Hello all MOBsters. The next event is the kids event at South Mole Fremantle Friday 13 March.
Grab your kids, some fish and chips and head down for 6:30 onwards. Watch the ships sail in and out of harbour and if you are feeling lucky have a go at some fishing off the rocks. It is a fun evening. We’re looking forward for all you fathers and father figures to bring your kids down for the first Dads & Kids event of the year.
Class Representatives for 2020 - Last Calling for Volunteers
The P&C are looking for two volunteering parents (preferably one for each year group) from each class to be a class Rep in 2020. A parent class Rep helps provide a coordinating point of contact of information for parents, class teacher and the P&C. It does not involve much time at all. Class Representatives duties simply involve…
1. 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.
2. (Optional) Organise class social events/activities like coffee mornings, dinners, end of year celebrations.
• The School Newsletter, Skoolbag, Website, P&C Facebook Page and direct correspondence from the Class Teacher will always be the form of communication to parents with what’s happening in the classroom, in and around the school, fundraising initiatives and upcoming social events etc and not via the Class Reps.
• 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.
• To comply with school policy, coordinating collections for end-of-year gifts and cards for class teachers shall no longer be the responsibility of the Class Rep. However, parents are most welcome to provide an individual gift to teachers if they wish.
Next P&C Annual General Meeting (AGM) -Monday 16 March 2020 - All Welcome
Each year, parents and members of the community work together on a variety of fundraising initiatives and projects around the school to beneﬁt your child’s education experience. You can support the school by volunteering a few hours a month with things ideally matched to your skills and expertise.
When: Monday, 16 March 2020 at 7pm (drinks and nibbles provided)
Where: P&C Utility Room/Uniform Shop
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 email@example.com or come along to one of our regular P&C meetings.
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