President’s Welcome

Welcome to our P&C,

Our P&C is about people just like you – parents, grandparents, caregivers, and community minded people. With 70 members in 2019, I thank the school community for supporting us during these exciting times of transformation. Our achievements are well documented and literally include millions of dollars of capital projects and other programmes which otherwise would not be funded. These contributions enhance your child’s learning opportunities and help this school stand out as an extraordinary school achieving high results, as detailed in our 2019 school review.

Eatons Hill SS is a big school and we are custodians of a very big P&C operation, so we make sure we run a well-structured P&C association strategically aligned with the School Executive, School Council and the holistic Community to ensure we make the right decisions that deliver the best long-term outcomes for Eatons Hill SS. This achievement is only possible with a strong volunteer Executive giving thousands of hours each year, over 35 passionate staff and a small but dedicated group of community volunteers who give a lot of themselves to support us.

We achieved a great accolade this year, as finalists in the prestigious P&C of the Year Awards. Our P&C has a great story to tell, with our nomination based on our P&C reform journey over the last few years with recent achievements noted such as the positive impact of our capital investments, introduction of chaplain role, OSHC achieving an “exceeding" rating, tuck-shop reform, community engagement + heaps more.

I’m very proud of our Executive, Staff and Volunteers for everything we have been able to achieve for the long-term betterment of this School Community. It’s been a lot of work by many, so it is nice to be further recognised amongst such a strong group of contenders.

And, I thank you for being interested in our P&C and for contributing in any way possible, your kids will love it!

All the best,

Glen Duff
P&C President 2017-Present
P&C Treasurer 2015-2017

P&C Executives

Cameron-McInness
Cameron McInnes

President 2020
Vice President 2018-2019

Cameron has two children at the school and has 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. Cameron and his family are also foster carers and the welfare and stability of children are of paramount importance to them.

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Glen Duff

Vice President 2020
President 2017-2019
Treasurer 2015-2016

Glen has one child remaining in EHSS who is in grade 5. He is passionate about improving the P&C Association operations by empowering staff, engaging volunteers and working closely with the School Executive, School Council, P&C Executive, P&C Committee and teams to lead and deliver great outcomes. Glens "other job" is as a Commercial Manager for QLD/NT & Procurement Advisor.

Monica Byng
Monica Byng

Vice President 2019-2020

Monica has two children who are attending EHSS. She is currently supporting and working with her husband in their fabrication business. Monica’s passion is to help build community and provide fun and exciting community events that build school and community spirit.

Nicholas-Whitlock
Nicholas Whitlock

Treasurer 2020
Assistant Treasurer 2019

Nicholas currently has one child attending EHSS. He has previously been involved in executive committees, serving as Vice-President of Albany Creek Community Kindergarten management committee in 2017.

Mori Fathallah

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.  This is Mori's first year on the P&C and he has enjoyed volunteering for his local community.

Garnet-Swan
Garnet Swann

Secretary 2015-2020

This year Garnet’s last child moved on to high school but he is still involved in the school community. Garnet is secretary to the P&C and enjoys playing a role to help serve the school and our community. Garnet is the pastor of a local church.

Jennifer Hayter

Assistant Secretary 2020

Jennifer has two children who attend EHSS and OSHC.  She worked as a manager for QLD Health for many years.  Jennifer has been a member of the P&C since 2018 and enjoys volunteering at school events.

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 Wednesday of each month in the conference room of the community hall.
The following dates have been designated for 2020 meetings.

  • 19 February 2020
  • 18 March 2020 (AGM)
  • 20 May 2020
  • 17 June 2020
  • 22 July 2020 (4th Wednesday)
  • 19 August 2020
  • 21 October 2020
  • 25 November 2020

Other P&C Roles

SCHOOL BANKING COORDINATOR

The School Banking Coordinator is a volunteer that helps to facilitate the Commonwealth Banking program at the school. This person will be responsible for promoting student banking within the school community and organising, coordinating and training volunteers who process student banking deposits on a weekly basis. Essential tasks of the role include collecting deposits from students, managing the Rewards Program and depositing the money at the local Commonwealth Bank branch.

School banking is generally offered every week of the school year except the first and last weeks of the school calendar and is not run on public holidays. The time commitment would be approximately 3-4 hours each week at school. Busy times (competitions, end of term rewards, maintaining student database, writing up of certificates) could mean an extra 2 hours/week during those times. Banking is currently run on Tuesdays but consideration could be made for another day.

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 Space 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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