The P&C association meets on the third Tuesday of each month. Meetings alternate between morning and evening times. Membership is open to all parents and community members.
The aims are to:
foster community interest in educational matters
endeavour to bring about closer cooperation between parents, teachers and students
provide assistance and advice to the school administration team
assist in the provision of resources and services to benefit the students
contribute to the decision-making processes within the school community including the Annual operation plan.
The P&C works in close liaison with the Principal and staff. The willing and helpful cooperation of parents greatly assists in the efficient running of a school. Any help you can give in assisting the P&C is greatly appreciated. By coming along to P&C meetings you can find out a great deal about the school and Education Queensland. There is also an opportunity to engage in open dialogue about educational issues.
Music support group
This group is a sub-committee of the P&C and supports all children in the music program. This group was formed to support the whole music program within the school, that is, the instrumental music program and school choirs. This support comes in two forms: financial through fundraising; and physical support at concerts, performances etc. The group meets regularly giving parents the opportunity to have input into programs and policies and deciding how best to support music within our school.
P&C contribution scheme
The P&C association has an annual contribution scheme which is linked to the global budget of the school. Through consultation with the community these funds are expended according to P&C priorities. The contributions are $30 per child or $60 per family of 2 or more children.
Penguins amateur swimming club
The swimming club caters for all ages and the Swim Season runs from September through to March. Learn to swim classes and squad training sessions are available after school and adult squad for fitness is every Tuesday and Thursday nights during season from 7pm to 8pm.
The Happy Feet Playgroup operates at the school each Wednesday from 9am to 11.00am for the 0 to 5 year age group – come and play!!
The tuckshop is open each day. Lunches can be ordered online through Flexischools or by the old style method written on a plain paper bag (money enclosed) and delivered to the tuckshop. Drinks, snacks and ice blocks etc can be purchased over the counter. Lunches for all year levels are delivered to classrooms for distribution. Parent volunteers are essential in the running of the tuckshop.