P&C meetings are usually held on the third Thursday of the month during term time. Music and Drama committee meetings are usually on the Tuesday before the P&C meeting. The meeting times for other committees vary, so the best way to find out about meetings is to request to go on the mailing list.
What does the P&C do?
Mosman High School Parents and Citizens Association (P&C) plays a key role in enabling parents and the community to work together in support of the School and its students.
We meet at 7.00pm in the School Library on the third Thursday of the month, during term time. The Principal attends each meeting, and our meetings give parents and carers an opportunity to raise and discuss relevant issues and to become more involved in the School community.
The P&C also provides great opportunities for students and assistance to the School through its music, drama, sport, environment, art, science & technology and wellbeing committees.
The P&C raises money through parent contributions, which are invested in school facilities, equipment, resources and technology to enhance students’ learning experiences. There are many facilities around the School, for example, the covered outdoor learning area (COLA), table tennis table and outdoor furniture, that have recently been contributed by the P&C. Students have access to resources like electronic white boards and a wide range of musical instruments, again thanks to the generosity of parents. In 2013 parent contributions paid for the refurbishment of the canteen – new roller shutters, flooring and paintwork. In 2014 new water bubblers and refill stations were installed to complete the canteen upgrade. Parent contributions also pay for a part-time School Counsellor.
The P&C also organises informative talks based on parent feedback and suggestions. Recent talks have included: understanding anxiety and how parents can help; technology and learning; welfare support at Mosman High; communicating with teenagers; volunteering opportunities for teens; National curriculum; and presentations from Head Teachers on their special subject areas. We’ve also had talks by the SRC leadership team about their work and objectives and Year 12 students travelling to Cambodia after their HSC to build homes for the Tabitha Foundation.
A very high level of sustained parent support is a key factor underpinning Mosman High School’s success.
The P&C is open to all the School community, everyone is welcome, so please consider getting involved. You can do this in a number of ways:
Come to P&C meetings
We have at least two P&C meetings a term. They are informal gatherings and a great way to meet other parents, raise any issues that may be of concern to you and be involved in the operation of the School. The meetings also determine the priorities for funding support for the School. At the beginning of each meeting we usually have a special presentation, for example on curriculum issues, and parents are welcome to attend this whether or not they can stay for the rest of the meeting.
Meeting dates are published in the School Newsletter and reminders are sent out via PIN emails and SMS texts. If you can’t come to meetings, please email your thoughts and suggestions – [email protected]
Help out on a P&C committee
The P&C is very active through its committees. These have grown over the years and we currently have seven parent committees that support the work of the school.
Pay your P&C Contribution
Each year we ask you to make a P&C contribution ($111 general donation plus a tax deductible donation of your choice to the Building Fund). This money allows us to help the School with invaluable resources.
Become a member of the P&C
To become a voting member of the P&C you will need to attend a P&C meeting and pay an fee of annual $2. Your membership becomes active at the meeting following the one at which your membership fee payment is recorded, therefore, in order to be eligible to vote at the Annual General Meeting, held in March each year, you will need to pay your $2 at the February meeting. You can join the P&C at any time during the year, however all memberships are due for renewal in February each year.
You don’t need to be a member to attend meetings, volunteer or be part of the parent school community.
The P&C and the School greatly appreciate the funds and time volunteered by parents.