Over the past 70 years, QCPCA, through P&Cs Qld and more recently School Councils Qld, has engaged with thousands of state school P&C members, parents, children, principals and Departmental representatives.
To help us celebrate our 70th year in 2017, and as we move towards our diamond jubilee in 2022, P&Cs Qld will be collecting QCPCA histories, stories and memorabilia held by members past and present.
Significant assistance has been provided to begin activity through the Qld State Government Community Benefit Funds Unit from the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation. Historian Elisabeth Gondwe has been contracted to work on the Jubilee Project, and is busy conducting interviews and curating historical material from the State Office archives.
We have established a digital platform on ‘historypin’ to add your photo, story or memory about the history of our great organisation.
We are calling on all our past and present members and associates to help us create this catalogue of memorable events that will continue to be built upon by schools and P&Cs in the years to come.
We believe that people will have historical local newspaper articles, photos or audio pieces in their possession, highlighting activities that they have been involved with through their P&C over the years. These are the pieces that will help to build our historypin for the future. We need all of what you have small or big, significant or other. Your collection is exactly what we are looking for!
To begin, you will need to create a historypin account: go to www.historypin.org/en/ and click the ‘Join’ button. Once you have logged in, you can navigate to the QCPCA Jubilee History site by clicking in the search bar and typing QCPCA. From this site, click on ‘Add a pin’ and complete each step. You will be able include a description of your item and mark an exact or thereabouts location.
We know that parents and P&Cs have had an active involvement in shaping Queensland education and school communities.
We want to hear your stories about how you, or someone you know, has contributed to education in Queensland. What’s your one great thing that you have helped to progress?
How can you help?
To add your story, download the ‘One great thing’ form and tell us how you have been involved in the development of education through your school or P&C. If you have an image, a news article or artefact, please consider contributing that as well.
Help us record our history at the State Office
QCPCA has established a small Jubilee Committee made up of State Office staff and dedicated past QCPCA volunteers. This group will be the main builders of the history catalogue and can be contacted on the details below. If you are interested in helping us to collect and catalogue, please get in contact.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Freecall: 1800 218 228
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation Community Benefit Fund.
Sponsorship of and donations to the Jubilee History Project are happily accepted. Please contact the P&Cs Qld State Office on 1800 218 228.