President’s Welcome

Hello and welcome to Eatons Hill State School.

I thought this would be a good opportunity to let you know who the P&C is here at Eatons Hill State School:

  • We are parents, grandparents, caregivers, and community minded people. We are always keen to see new members – it’s not scary, does not demand any commitment and is the best way to keep informed. Just fill out the enclosed form.
  • We aim to promote the best interests of the school.
  • We manage one of the largest P&C Operations in Queensland covering:
    • Outside Hours School Care with 305 places
    • Healthy Tuckshop
    • Uniform Shop
    • Facility Hire and Community Events
  • We commit to returning all profits (around $300k p.a.) to the school community. In the past few years, we have funded
    • The oval transformation
    • New prep playground
    • Rainforest mural
    • Outdoor learning area (Sandstone Place)
    • Senior adventure playground
    • Tuckshop renovation
    • STEAM room
    • Hall air conditioning
    • Covered walkway project.
    • Oval Project
    • Shade Structures and walkways
    • And much, much more!

Eatons Hill SS is a big school, and the P&C operations are large. Just this year, our volunteers have already organised four events, with another planned later this month:

  • In March, we held our postponed Movie Night where hundreds of families enjoyed an obstacle course, face painting and of course a screening of Peter Rabbit 2.
  • In May, our students enjoyed the opportunity to buy a small gift for Mum at our annual Mother’s Day Stall.
  • In August, we were excited to welcome back our Carnival, which has been in lockdown since 2019.
  • In September, the EHSS children were given the opportunity to buy a small gift at our annual Father’s Day Stall.
  • On the 29th of October we will be hosting a Halloween Dance for the students, with younger students in the afternoon and older students in the evening.

As you can see, we are a very active community-based P&C with lots of opportunity to get involved. We invite you to attend our P&C meetings and get involved in the community events we hold.

 

 

P&C Executives

Nicholas Whitlock

President 2022
Vice President 2021
Treasurer 2020
Assistant Treasurer 2019

Nicholas has two children attending EHSS, in years 1 and 3.  He is an ardent advocate for better communities and has been involved in the P&C since 2019.  Before that he served as Vice President of Albany Creek Community Kindergarten management committee in 2017.  Nicholas is an actuary at a major insurer where he has worked for 15 years.

Cameron McInnes

Vice President 2022
President 2020-2021
Vice President 2018-2019

Cameron has one child at the school (and one who has now left) and has been been associated as a member of the P&C since 2017. He is a manager at a major insurer and has many years of leadership experience. Welfare and stability of children are of paramount importance to him and his family.

Mori Fathallah

Treasurer 2021-2022
Assistant Treasurer 2020

Mori has one child remaining at EHSS, who also attends our OSH Club.  He is working as a senior manager for an Audit and Assurance company.  Mori has been a member of the P&C since 2020 and enjoys volunteering for his local community.

P&C Strategic Plan

Our Vision

To Be Efficient and Professional By Valuing Our People, Relationships and the Community.

We Value:

Positive Relationships
Contribution
Support
Teamwork

We have priorities that are measured

Recognise the contributions made by our members & staffs
KPI – Motivation of the member/volunteer group to turn ideas into reality.
KPI – Level of awareness within the school and the community of contributions made by the P&C and its staff.

Engage in projects that provide improved outcomes for our children
KPI – Capital projects selected provide the best value for money and highest return on investment.

Organise and implement community events
KPI – Level of integration into both the school and local community.
KPI – Quality and success of the community event.

Innovate to expand the current business model of the P&C
KPI – Business units level of engagement to innovate service delivery.
KPI – Effectiveness on the implementation of expansion ideas.

P&C Meeting Dates

P&C Meetings are generally held at 7:00pm on the third Tuesday of each month in the conference room of the community hall.
The following dates have been designated for 2024 meetings.

  • 20 February 2024
  • 21 March 2024 (AGM)
  • 21 May 2024
  • 16 July 2024
  • 15 October 2024
  • 19 November 2024

Other P&C Roles

EVENTS & FUNDRAISING COORDINATOR

Each year, a P&C Executive member will take the role of the Events and Fundraising Coordinator. This Executive will drive and organise things such as movie night, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and our annual  Carnival event.

If there are enough volunteers for each event, this Coordinator will plan with others as required to deliver these foundation events for our school community.

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