Macquarie Primary School

An ACT Public School

Reach out and aim high

Parents and Citizens Association

Our Parents and Citizens Association (P&C) is a great way to get involved with our school and have a say. The P&C is open to all Macquarie Primary families and community members. We bring together parents, citizens, students and staff. The P&C contributes to the school and its students through events, fundraising, canteen, uniform shop, gardens and grounds, breakfast club, special projects and more.

Details about the P&C, our subcommittees, events and activities, and how to be involved are provided via the school newsletter and facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/macquarieprimary

Meetings are generally held once or twice each term.

If you have ideas, want to volunteer, or would like to know more, come along to our meetings, leave a note in the P&C box near the Front Office, or email us:

General inquiries:macquariepandc@gmail.com

President: president.mpspandc@gmail.com

Canteen

Healthy Kids Association provides a lunch order for students and staff on Fridays each week. Order online before 8.30am on Friday via www.flexischools.com.au

Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club is run every Friday morning to provide students with some extra breakfast before school starts.

Events and Fundraising

A hard working team of volunteers coordinate a range of events and fundraising activities for students and families throughout the year. Check out the newsletter and school Facebook page for more information.

Uniform Shop

The Uniform Shop is run by a dedicated team of P&C volunteers and provides families with a range of schoolwear as close to cost price as possible, as well as pre-loved and second hand items.

For more information: uniforms.mps@gmail.com

Constitution

The aims and operating guidelines of the P&C are set out in our Constitution.

Assistance and Funding Requests

The P&C welcomes requests for assistance and funding for activities and projects that benefit Macquarie Primary students and our school community. For more information on how to seek P&C support refer to our Assistance and Funding Guidelines.

Activities and projects that the P&C has supported include:

  • Outdoor musical instruments for the Sculpture Garden
  • Books for classrooms and the school library (with Book Club credits)
  • Classroom musical instruments including xylophones, drums, boomwhackers and percussion sets, as well as instrument trolleys
  • School bikes, scooters and safety gear
  • Uniforms and other sponsorship for school football/rugby and netball teams
  • Family activities such as the Welcome Picnic, community afternoon teas, Mt Painter walk/picnic, Reading Hour, the Spring Fling and the Twilight Festival
  • Canvas for Kindergarten’s Mount Painter project
  • Parent information sessions and workshops on cyber safety, and talking with children about bodies, consent and being safe
  • Opportunities for students to purchase gifts - including handmade - from the Mothers Day and Fathers Day stalls
  • Adult and kids trivia nights
  • Hats for preschoolers
  • Sausage sizzles at transition events for early years (Preschool/Kindergarten/Year One) families
  • Bikes and a rope ladder for preschool
  • Student activities such as movie nights and discos
  • Transport costs for Kindergarten/Year One farm excursion
  • Fruit platters for preschool Teddy Bears Picnic and Preschool/Kindergarten/Year One ‘Paint, Plant and Play’
  • Sausage sizzles and book and cake stalls at ACT and Federal Election Days
  • Concert price for Musica Viva performances
  • Special lunches (eg Athletics Carnival)
  • Food and drink served at Breakfast Club
  • Year Six graduation celebrations and Year Six parents supper
  • Working bees to enhance the Sculpture Garden
  • Lunch for teachers and staff on World Teachers Day
  • Fundraisers such as the five cent challenge, Entertainment Books and Bunnings BBQs
  • Eskis and a school marquee.
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