On Friday, 24 May state schools throughout Queensland will pause to acknowledge and celebrate the dedicated group of parents, community members and volunteers who work tirelessly behind the scenes to make their school a better place for all students.

P&C Day supported by P&Cs Qld and the Department of Education is held each May during National Volunteer Week, to recognize the generous personal time and effort of Queensland parents and citizens.

P&Cs Qld CEO Kevan Goodworth said many people may not realise the amazing contributions their P&C have made to their school.

“P&Cs commonly advocate and fundraise for resources such as airconditioning, playground equipment, kitchen gardens, environmental initiatives as well as organizing social and fundraising activities to build community.

“Business operations such as the uniform shop, tuckshop and OSHC are also typically managed by P&Cs.

 “In our 2018 member survey, we found that P&Cs have approximately 24,000 members working voluntarily in state schools across Queensland, with executive committees who spend more than 18,900  hours collectively every month, to help add value to all aspects of their children’s education.”

An official celebration of P&C Day will be held at Hilder Road State School with the Education Minister, Grace Grace, P&Cs Qld President Gayle Walters, and local dignitaries in attendance. The school’s P&C, patrons Jeff and Ann Hilder, Fish Creek committee and tuckshop volunteers will be acknowledged for the value they have added to the school community.

State schools are encouraged to host activities for their P&C such as special assemblies, thank you certificates, or celebratory morning teas.

ENDS

For volunteer stories or more information contact:

Kevan Goodworth

CEO, P&Cs Qld

0419 026 296

www.pandcsqld.com.au

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