Parents and Citizens

About the P&C

The John Curtin College of the Arts Parents and Citizens Association is a vibrant, enthusiastic group who promote the interests of the school community for the benefit of students, parents, teachers, and general community.

The P&C helps by:

  • Assisting parents and families of JCCA students to feel welcome, informed and socially connected.
  • Providing parents with learning opportunities to support positive relationships with their child for education and for life.
  • Providing resources and advocacy for the school.
  • Encouraging parents to participate and get involved in the school community.
  • Undertaking commitments that reflect the priorities, focus areas and values of the JCCA Business Plan 2019-2021.

Examples of initiatives in the past year include supporting the year 7 Orientation Day, sponsoring a year 12 prize, delivering the parent conversation series, applying for grants, decision-making in relation to canteen matters, and providing advocacy on behalf of the school community to create a better future.

Until recently, it was a core responsibility of the P&C to manage operations of the school canteen.  In 2020, the P&C no longer has oversight of the canteen, with this responsibility being delivered by a different service provider from Term 1, 2020.  This change will enable renewed focus by the P&C toward the delivery of initiatives that inspire, enrich and support the college experience for all.

Ideas for new P&C projects are always welcome and you can send them to pandc@jc.wa.edu.au at any time for consideration.

Membership

Membership to the P&C is open to parents, guardians and carers of students at JCCA, as well as any citizen who considers they can contribute positively to the school community.

Any person is welcome to attend P&C meetings and events. If you would like to vote at meetings and receive meeting agendas/minutes or other communication, please complete the annual membership form and pay the annual $1 fee.

P&C Membership forms are available at every meeting or available via the P&C Membership Form. Completed, signed forms can be handed to a P&C Committee member or emailed to pandc@jc.wa.edu.au

2020 Meetings

The P&C holds regular meetings to present reports, hold discussions and make decisions on issues relevant to P&C activities. Everyone is welcome.

All P&C meetings are held on Wednesdays at 7pm in the JCCA staffroom and aim to be finished by 8 pm. Meetings are followed by an opportunity to mingle with other P&C members and the Principal over a cup of tea or coffee.

The following P&C general meeting dates are scheduled for 2020:

5 February

4 March (AGM)

6 May (cancelled due to COVID-19)

1 July

2 September

4 November

2 December (ideas workshop)

The meetings are relatively informal.

2020 P&C Executive Committee Members

The current P&C Committee Members are:

President:                              Jude Thomas

Vice President:                     Jenny Hawkes

Treasurer:                             Anne Fairbanks

Secretary:                            Suzie O’Loughlin

Committee Members:         Alison Hyde, Tania Giles and Janet Cooper

Ex-officio:                            Principal Mitchell Mackay

There may be occasions when the Executive Committee meets separately, however, these meetings are infrequent. Minutes of any Executive Committee meetings will be reported at the next general meeting

AGM

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) occurs annually, with the next one scheduled for Term 1, 2021. All officer bearer positions will become vacant. Nominations and voting can only be undertaken by financial members. New members are welcome to join and pay $1 on the night.

The AGM will include presentation of reports, election of office bearers, appointment of auditor, appointment of WACSSO delegate and confirmation of bank signatories.

Conversation Series

The P&C delivers a series of presentations for parents covering a vast number of topics that encourage lifelong learning. Topics are tailored to help you communicate, understand and support your child in their college journey. Other topics focus on the wellbeing of adults, and some topics are purely for the joy of deep-diving into a subject matter of interest.

Previous presentations have included the teenage brain, gut health, cyber-security, resilience, study hacks, restorative practice, learning differences, raising boys and more.

The Conversation Series is held in the college classrooms, normally with several concurrent topics to choose from with sessions at 6.15pm and 7pm.

Registrations for attendance can be made online through Trybooking and often book out, so when the topics are released we encourage you to book early!

If you have a particular topic of interest that you would like included in the Conversation Series, or know a presenter that could be suitable, please email the P&C.

Governance

The P&C strives to meet its governance obligations. The JCCA P&C is:

  • An incorporated entity (A0820896Y), registered on 04/04/1984 and legislated by the Associations Incorporation Act 2015.
  • Registered as a Charity with the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission (ACNC).
  • A member of the WA Council of State School Organisations Inc (WACSSO).

The JCCA P&C reviewed, endorsed and registered its Constitution in October 2019. The constitution sets out the governing rules of the P&C. The constitution can be viewed here: P&C_Constitution

Contact the P&C

The P&C email inbox is checked frequently so you should receive a reply within a couple of days. Mail sent via the school address is checked monthly.

Email:             pandc@jc.wa.edu.au

Address:        90 Ellen Street, Fremantle WA 6160 (JCCA)

Phone:           9433 7200 (JCCA)

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