Pinewood Primary School’s Parents’ Committee is a group of dedicated parents who offer their time to help out within the school in a variety of different areas when the need arises.
All Parents/Guardians or Carers with children at Pinewood Primary School are automatically members of the Pinewood Parents’ Club and are most welcome to help out whenever possible around our school. Individual classes have their set tasks (such as listening to children read and entering data onto the computer for the Premiers’ Reading Challenge) where help is needed and teachers do encourage parents to help. All parents are required to have a valid Working with Children Check (WWC) which can be applied for at your local post office and is free of charge to parents wishing to volunteer in schools. More information can be found at www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au
The Parents’ Club Committee hold a meeting once a month, held in the staff room at 7:30pm (this may change occasionally). All meetings give everyone present an opportunity to voice their ideas, opinions or concerns and help organise fun fundraising and other events for the students at Pinewood. If you would like to join the committee as a general member or be elected to a position on the committee, then you should attend the Annual General Meeting which takes place in March each year and become a Financial Member ($1 coin donation). This gives you the right to vote and be involved with the decision making of the Parents’ Club.
Fundraising by the Parents’ Club provides extra facilities and equipment that Government funding and the school curriculum levies do not cover. In the past, the Parents’ Club has assisted in funding such things as new playground equipment, air conditioning and iPads.
Events such as the Junior and Senior School Discos, Footy Hot Dog Day, Pop Corn Day and the End of Year Raffle are just some of the fun events the Parents’ Club run with the aid of Parent Helpers. We also hold major fundraisers such as the School Fete and Trivia Night every couple of years which bring the student and parent communities together and help to raise much needed funds for the school.
More information can be found in the weekly newsletter and on the Parents’ Club Noticeboard located in the main Administration building near the School Office.