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

Jaime Nakahara

President 2024
Treasurer 2023

Jaime has one child attending EHSS in year 5 and one child who graduated in 2021. She has served as P&C secretary of her daughter's preschool and primary school in Sydney and is currently the assistant secretary of the Modern Language Teachers Association of Queensland. Jaime teaches science and Japanese at a local Brisbane high school.

Catlin Gillam

Vice President 2023-2024

Caitlin, has a passion for education and community involvement. As a parent with a child attending EHSS, Caitlin understands the importance of creating a safe and nurturing environment for all students to thrive. She is eager to work collaboratively with parents, educators, and community members to make a positive impact on the school and the lives of its students.

Chris Smith

Vice President 2024

Chris is a dedicated educator with over a decade of experience in the State School system, currently serving as a Deputy Principal at a large high school in North Brisbane. With a passion for public education, Chris is committed to ensuring schools receive strong community support. Proud father to a daughter in prep at Eatons Hill SS, he combines professional expertise with a personal investment in the educational system.

Amanda Tealby

Secretary 2023-2024

Amanda has a child attending EHSS in year two. Amanda is a volunteer holding the position of Secretary for the P&C in 2023 and 2024, while also working part-time as a Customer Service Advisor since 2019.

Mark O'Reilly

Treasurer 2024

Mark has a daughter attending EHSS in year 3. He served on the P&C at another state primary school before joining the EHSS P&C in 2023 and becoming Treasurer in March 2024. Mark brings his experience as a former Treasurer of the Pine Agility Dog Sports club and a Queensland public servant of 36 years in the information technology field to the role. He enjoys contributing to the school community and the camaraderie of being part of the volunteer group for a worthwhile and necessary cause.

P&C Strategic Plan

Our Vision

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

We Value:

Positive Relationships

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


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.