Photos from the 2018 awards ceremony, thanks to advancedlife school photography.


New Awards format in 2019!

The P&C of the Year Awards began in 2015 to help celebrate, acknowledge and reward the hard work of P&C members who devote their time to improving the education of children and supporting our state schools.

They are a prestigious annual award for our members and provide an opportunity to showcase your school,  P&Cs achievements and overall your commitment to the school community and the future of its children’s education.

This year, the P&C of the Year Awards have been refreshed and streamlined to encourage more P&Cs to participate. With bigger cash prizes, a simplified online entry process and more winners, we anticipate a higher level of participation and further sharing of knowledge, innovative ideas and inspiration between more than 1230 P&Cs across Queensland.

  • Five new categories based on school bands – with two finalists in each.
  • Winner in each category receives $1500. Runner-up receives $500.
  • Overall P&C of the Year is chosen from category winners and receives an additional $4000.
  • All finalists receive a subsidised place at State Conference.

Entrants will be asked to produce a digital/shareable presentation showcasing their P&C. This could be a short video or pictorial slideshow (min 30 sec – max 2 mins). Entrants must also write a short essay in response to a question about their achievements, as detailed in the nomination form, and submit their P&C’s 2018 audited financial statements.

For the first time in 2019, school principals can nominate their P&C. Of course, P&Cs can also self-nominate.

Terms and conditions, and a link to the online nomination form will be posted here soon.


Entries open 1 March 2019.

Entries close 21 June 2019.

Winners announced at State Conference, Brisbane, 6-7 September 2019.


Thanks to Awards Sponsor: Commonwealth Bank


2018 State P&C of the Year: St Lawrence State School P&C

2018 P&C of the Year Area Winners

Click below to see the visual presentations from the 2018 Area winners.

Darling Downs South West Area:

Bell State School

South East Queensland Area:

Coomera Rivers State School

Metro North Area:

Hilder Road State School

North Queensland Area:

Hermit Park State School


Central Queensland Area and 2018 P&C of the Year winner:

St Lawrence State School

Metro South Area:

Bulimba State School

North Coast Area:

Bli Bli State School


2018 message from our sponsor

Commonwealth Bank is proud to be sponsoring the P&C of the Year Awards for the third consecutive year. We’re looking forward to celebrating the amazing work P&C communities across Queensland have accomplished and we wish all nominees the best of luck.

Our work in the Australian school community has always been a highlight for us. Commonwealth Bank has had a long, proud tradition of helping many young Australians learn about the importance of saving and smart money management. Our School Banking Program has been running since 1931 and gives primary schools an easy, fun and interactive way for children to have a basic understanding of core financial values and money management skills. Through the program, kids can bank at school, giving them a hands-on banking experience in an interactive environment.

In 2016/17 financial year more than 326,000 students actively participated in the program.

To make depositing money at school each week even more exciting, kids can participate in our Rewards Program which recognises good savings behaviour and makes savings fun. In addition the program offers fundraising support for participating Schools, during 2016/17 financial year over $2.3 million was paid as part of our School Banking Contributions Program to Australian primary schools. Contributions earned can be used for the schools chosen fundraising activities for example computers, books, sporting equipment or anything else the school may need.