Parents & Citizens Association
The Parents & Citizens Association (P&C) is an organisation of the school community open to parents, teachers and interested citizens. The P&C is dedicated to the promotion of the interests of the school through:
- increased co-operation between parents, teachers, students and members of the general community
- assisting in the provision of resources, facilities and amenities for the school
- the fostering of community interest in educational matters
These activities will lead to the improvement of the facilities and enhance the quality of learning that our children receive.
Burrendah Primary is one of the premier primary schools in the state. The school works to actively enhance the learning experience our children receive, through the hard work of the staff, who often go beyond what is expected of them to ensure that extracurricular activities take place, in addition to the normal curriculum learning of the school. Volunteers (including the P&C) also play a vital role in the operation of the school.
The school has a broad multi-cultural community with over 20 nationalities attending classes throughout all year groups. We enjoy a strong community and parental support network, all working together to ensure the children get the very best education available.
Burrendah’s P&C encourages community and parental involvement in a variety of aspects of the school, including assisting reading in class; operating the canteen; helping out on sports days and carnivals; attending assemblies; fundraising; attending P&C meetings and nominating parents to work on the schools board.
The P&C also runs the canteen on Mondays which is very popular with the children. We have adopted a healthy eating policy, following the guidelines set out by the Government and WACSSO (Western Australian Council of State School Organisations Inc.). The school has a Crunch and Sip policy that means we encourage healthy snacking and water consumption whilst learning.
We ask parents to make a voluntary contribution per child to enable us to carry out our activities. We have also received donations from parents, and are happy to discuss how individuals can make a contribution that impact positively upon their child’s education.
The P&C, through its fundraising efforts, has furnished classrooms with the electronic white boards; purchased student seating; established an audio visual room; replaced worn out air conditioning units; purchased uniforms for the choir; and provided Information Technology equipment. The P&C has raised thousands of dollars for the school through a variety of quiz nights, sausage sizzles, lapathons, bush dances, school fairs and other fundraisers. All of which are only possible with the active participation of the parent body of the school.
We extend a warm welcome to you, and invite you to get involved in the Parent and Citizens community for our school!
The Burrendah P&C have a web site which can be accessed by clicking on the following address: http://www.burrendahpandc.org.au/
We are confident that your children will have a fantastic time at Burrendah and hope you can get involved with us to enhance their scholastic experience.