Parents & Citizens Association

The Ainslie School Parents & Citizen's Association (P&C committee) is a group of parents, carers and friends of the school which coordinates and manages a range of activities to support the school and its students. The P&C Association is also a link between the School Board, parents, carers and the school.

The P&C Association offers a great opportunity for all parents and carers to be involved in the school. Our P&C Association raises a significant amount of funds to support learning at the school and the school's facilities. Funds raised by the P&C committee have contributed to a range of projects including the school's music program, sports programs, canteen, playgrounds, end of year speech day, year 6 graduation and the vegetable gardens.

The P&C Association holds a general meeting once a term in the staff room at Ainslie School. These meetings are a great opportunity to find out what is happening in the school. It is also a way to bring any issues or ideas forward. Please come along and join in the discussions – we provide tea, coffee and delicious trets, and we promise you won't be "volunteered" for something (unless you want to!)

Office Bearers:

The office bearers for the P&C are as follows. Please feel free to contact any of them if you have a question about the P&C - if they can't answer it, then they will know who can!

President: Nova Inkpen (Ayla, Elise and Charlotte's mum)

Vice President: Rochelle von Berger (Paige and Kristian's mum)

Treasurer: Sharon Hourigan (Kai and Finn's mum)

Secretary: Melynda McDonald (Sebastian's mum)

The office bearers are supported by a number of other dedicated parents who undertake various roles.

P&C Constitution (pdf icon pdf version)

What we do:

The P&C Committee runs a range of great services and programs, both in school and outside of it, as well as fund raising to support the school. We always value any time you can spare to help make our school great!

Services/Programs:

  • After School Care Program (known as Afters) provides before school care, after school care as well as holiday care programs.
  • Canteen known as Kidzbar, is open 5 days a week and provides healthy and nutritious food for students and staff.
  • Uniform Shop provides parents with the opportunity to purchase Ainslie School uniforms at the school, it is located in the school hall.

Other P&C programs include:

  • Community gardens and chickens
  • Science and Arts program
  • Book fair
  • Outdoor grounds development
  • Lighting and sound upgrade in the school hall
  • Ainslie School’s 90th birthday celebrations in 2017

Ainslie School cookbook cover

Fundraising ventures:

  • "Ainslie Food" is Ainslie School's cookbook produced by the P&C. This beautiful book contains over 125 recipes and can be purchased for $35 from the school canteen.  If you purchase 4 or more books they will cost $30 per book.  The proceeds from Ainslie Food will enable us to develop our outdoor grounds as great gathering and learning spaces.  We will also direct the proceeds to further enhancing the learning environment that our passionate and skilful teachers can provide in our classrooms.
  • Crazy Camel, each year students create a masterpiece that you can buy printed on calendars, cards, notebooks, diaries & iPhone covers. Students have also designed a range of celebration artworks which are also available. These products make great personalised gifts, especially for Christmas and birthdays, as well as beautiful keepsakes.

Major annual events:

Term 1

Tea and tissues

Welcome picnic

Term 2

PJ and pancake day

Disco

Term 3

Down the Garden Path

Crazy Camel

Term 4

School fete (First Sunday in November)

Recently, the P&C Association assisted the school's SRC to fundraise for Asthma Awareness by hosting a pancakes and pyjamas day. Pictured here are Kate (Principal), Rochelle (Vice President), Nova (President) and Sharon (Treasurer)  cooking up a morning spread of pancakes.You'll notice Kate is in her cow print onesie!

photo of community members and the principal cooking pancakesforthe children