Welcome to Wakehurst Public School P&C

The WPS Parents and Citizens Association (P&C) is made up of parents, carers, teachers and community members who want to achieve the best
possible outcomes for our students. The P&C helps foster community interest in educational matters at the school, ensuring all parents and
carers have a voice in the school community.

The P&C plays an important role in generating additional funds* to improve school facilities and resources that fall outside the allocated school budget. All funds raised go back into making the school a wonderful place for our children. 

Over the years, the P&C at Wakehurst Public School has co-funded many school-led projects and initiatives including new playground equipment and upgrades, interactive whiteboards, wi-fi, iPads, classroom air-conditioning, literacy and numeracy resources, flexible learning space furniture and library materials. 

*The P&C is a not for profit entity and all money raised is spent on school equipment, facilities or programs. Money raised beyond an existing goal is held in trust for future expenditure.

The P&C is also responsible for managing:

* Uniform shop

* Canteen

* Band

* Grounds maintenance

* Fundraising and Events

* Community and social events

* Communications (Facebook, P&C Website, Bytes and Billboard)

* Accounts (All funds go back into our services and the school environment for our children)

These services rely heavily on volunteers.

We encourage all parents and carers, new and current, to become involved in our school community. We understand your time is valuable and there are a variety of ways to contribute as much (or as little) as you would like.

This year there was very low participation from the school community with many tasks falling on just a small handful of people.

In order for services mentioned above and certain events to continue, we need more parents to engage. Without YOUR help, we might lose some of them.

Check out this P&C Map To better understand how it all works: WPS P&C Map

Helping within the school

As a parent, carer or grandparent, there are many opportunities for you to become involved in activities at your child’s school:

P&C Meeting

Attending a P&C meeting is a great way to find out what is coming up at the school and everyone is welcome to join. 

The P&C gets together every 3rd and 8th week of the school term for a meeting.

The meetings start at 7pm and are held: 

every 3rd week - via ZOOM,

every 8th week - in the school staffroom.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME !

You do not have to join the committee or hold an official position. JUST COME ALONG to hear about, or contribute to, what is happening at our school. Being a member keeps you informed, gives you a voice, and gives you an opportunity to help with even just the one thing if you CHOOSE.

We would love to see YOU there and welcome new faces!

To join the P&C or if you have any questions please email: secretary@wpspandc.com.

Canteen

The canteen is open five days a week and offers a variety of healthy food options. The canteen has a strong focus on environmental sustainability, swapping out single use plastics and opting for items with fully recyclable or compostable packaging.

The canteen is a fun place to volunteer, whether it be one day a week, once a fortnight, once a month, once a term or even once a year. At Wakehurst, mums, dads, grandparents, aunts and uncles are all encouraged to volunteer as we believe it is the perfect place to meet new people and make new friends. The children are always delighted to see a familiar face behind the counter!

Sign Up: WPS P&C Sign Up Zone, or email our Canteen Manager at canteen@wpspandc.com to get involved.

Online Canteen Orders: 🌐https://www.flexischools.com.au/

(Orders must be received by 9am for that day )

Uniform Shop

Occasionally volunteers are required to help out in our Uniform Shop, you can sign up here: WPS P&C Sign Up Zone or email us on uniform@wpspandc.com.

🛒 Shop online:    🌐 https://wpspandc.com/collections/uniform-shop

Online orders are delivered to classrooms on Monday & Friday.

Uniform shop opening hours:

Mondays 3pm-4pm

Fridays 8:45am-10am

Band

The band is a self-funded sub-committee of the Wakehurst Parents and Citizens Association and managed by a team of parent volunteers.  To operate well and share workload the committee must consist of at least 3-4 people.  New volunteers are always welcome.

You can also support our band by making an online donation:

🎷 https://wpspandc.com/products/wps-band-donation

All the funds raised go towards developing the band programs and upgrading their equipment and instruments. We are very grateful for any donation - big or small.

Thank you for your support!

For further information regarding the band please email Band Coordinator at band@wpspandc.com.

Fundraising & Events

Each year the Fundraising & Events team organises a wide range of fun activities for children and parents to get involved in. These events are crucial for raising funds to support a variety of school projects, programs and equipment. In the past, our school community has raised funds for new playground equipment, flexible learning classroom furniture, library resources, and new technology. Volunteering at a fundraising event is a great way to meet other parents from the same year group.

There are many ways to get involved:

  • Volunteering your time in person at a P&C event or fundraiser - this could be helping to plan the event, donating goods for sale, helping to set up on the day, cooking on the barbecue, or packing up after an event
  • Volunteering your services in the preparation of a P&C event or fundraiser
  • Contribute your skill (painting, creating, catering, organising, marketing, grant writing or other)
  • Come along to the P&C meetings to share fundraising ideas.
  • Join the P&C sub-committee

We welcome your involvement!

To volunteer follow this link: WPS P&C Sign Up Zone, or to join Fundraising sub-committee, or to enquire as to the best way you can help, please email fundraising@wpspandc.com.

*We understand that not everyone can contribute their time to a P&C. If you prefer to make a financial commitment to the school, please follow the link bellow:

https://wpspandc.com/products/5-wakehurst-public-school-p-c-donation

We are very grateful for any donation - big or small. Thank you for supporting our school and children.

Grounds

The Grounds Committee is a sub-committee of the P&C which works in consultation with staff and parents to maintain the school grounds.

Working Bees

The Grounds Committee organises working bees several times a year to help keep the school grounds in top shape. Working bees not only reduce overall maintenance costs to the school, they also provide a great opportunity to meet other families. 

Some working bee tasks include pruning, sweeping, weeding and mowing. Gardening experience is not required! All families are encouraged to attend at least one working bee each year. Details of upcoming working bees are advertised in 'The Billboard' and across our social media. You can also see if there is a current sign up available here: WPS P&C Sign Up Zone.

Vegetable Garden

The school also has a vegetable garden that is maintained regularly by parent and community volunteers once a fortnight on a Friday afternoon for one hour starting at 2pm.  

If you have some time to spare and would like to do some occasional light gardening, then you can sign up here: WPS P&C Sign Up Zone.

Wakehurst is very fortunate to share its grounds with two small remnants of the now endangered Duffy's Forest ecological community.  Ecologists have identified some 87 different plants in the front strip and in the northern back corner of the school.

If you are interested in becom0ing involved with the Grounds Committee's activities, or have some gardening knowledge, please contact grounds@wpspandc.com.