Parent Involvement

Our school strongly encourages and highly values the involvement of parents. There are many ways this can occur:

 

SPENCER PARK PRIMARY SCHOOL PARENTS AND CITIZENS ASSOCIATION
The P&C meets twice per term, Monday evenings at 7.15pm in the school staffroom. Fundraising is the main focus although the group also has a role in giving feedback and providing input in relation to decisions about policy and planning. P&C members have also organised busy bees to help out in a range of ways including grounds development and minor facilities improvements. A well attended regular end of year social gathering highlights the positive, cohesive and popular nature of this group.

 

SPENCER PARK PRIMARY SCHOOL BOARD
This group consisting of 4 parents and 3 staff is a pivotal group in terms of decisions about planning, policy and program development. At the end of each year all positions are declared vacant with nominations for parent positions being called for at the AGM of the P&C. Where nominations exceed positions available a vote will be taken.

 

This group generally meets twice per term after school for no more than an hour. Towards the end of each year the group has a key role in reviewing school performance and developing the following year’s school plan.
 

 

VOLUNTEER HELP
There are many ways our school can use your services:

  • The school canteen relies heavily on parent volunteers.
  • An early year’s oral language program requires parent help to ensure small group activity.
  • The kindergarten and pre-primary programs in particular arrange rosters for parent help.
  • Many classes ask parents to help out with hearing children read, excursions and camps.