*** Closed due to COVID-19, will re-open as soon as it is safe***
Thursday mornings after drop-off, 8.45 am. Join other parents to chat, ask questions, share ideas and peruse the second hand uniforms. We have toys for pre-schoolers, and coffee/tea/snacks for everyone.
The Class Parent Rep
To help parents connect and stay informed about what is going on at school, the Class Parent Representative is a really important role. This parent, or team of parents, keep in touch with other parents in the class and year level (mainly through email). They might also coordinate a class playdate, and liase with the teacher to organise classroom volunteers.
The uniform shop crew are a lovely group of parents that make sure the physical shop is open regularly during school terms and deliver your online orders to your child’s classroom. We always have space for more volunteers – whether you would like to help in the shop or behind the scenes.
Lost property is placed in tubs under the administration building (A block) whenever it is found around the school grounds. P&C volunteers sort it regularly. If we can read the name and if the P&C has your contact details we’ll let you know it is there. At the end of each term, unclaimed uniforms are washed and added to the second hand uniform shop. Non-uniform items are donated to a local charity shop. Make sure you label hats, jackets, lunchboxes and water bottles with a name and phone number!
The range and number of events is limited only by our imagination and volunteer time. Here are some from previous years:
Special lunch days
P&C volunteers organise special lunch options for activity days that are otherwise organised by the school, e.g. Sports and cross country days, Under 8s Day, book week parade day. Food options vary each time, and may be anything from a sausage sizzle to sushi.
These are planned and run by a team of volunteers, usually with one or two parents taking the lead e.g. Back to School Pot Luck, Mothers Day Stall, Ride to School day, Pre-Prep playdate.
P&C major fundraising events
Trivia night (a parents only quiz night), Mess-art-opia (our version of a School fete), and an end of year Disco.
Fundraising ensures our kids get great resources to support their learning! We’ve recently funded iPads, playground markings, sandpit, musical instruments, art supplies and programs, library books, philosophy resources and training, interactive whiteboards for all classrooms, fencing and carpets. Some ongoing fundraising activities include:
Buy name labels from MyNameLabel.com.au using the code DPSS051218 to get 5% discount and support our school. Include a name and mobile number on your labels to help us return lost property to you!
Containers for Change
Our Scheme ID is C10017770, use this when you recycle a minimum of 50 containers to donate the 10 cent refunds to our school.
We take part in Scholastic book club once a term. A booklet is sent home with kids. Submit the order form at school or use the LOOP app, which will link your order to our School. Orders are organised by a parent volunteer and distributed via classrooms.
Monthly P&C Meeting
The P&C meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, 6.30-8.30 pm, currently by teleconference. Meetings are all about information sharing over some drinks and snacks. We hear updates from the School Principal, the executive and subcommittees. We come up with ideas, ask questions and make decisions. When we meet on site, children are welcome to read quietly in the library, or watch a film in the School Hall with a Jabiru staff member. Everyone is welcome!
Special Interest Groups
We have a range of special interest groups that may interest you:
We have a Gardening group that meet each
Wednesday after school to look after and add to the plants around school grounds.
We have the library helpers, who spend an hour or so each week covering books. They also get involved in book week.
A Dad’s group has recently formed, associated with ‘the fathering project’, to help father figures to connect and get involved with their child’s education. They socialise and raise funds for the school.