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Smith's Hill High School

Smith's Hill High School

Promoting excellence in a spirit of trust and cooperation

Telephone02 4229 4266

Emailsmithshill-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Parents' & Citizens' Association

Parents and citizens are invited to join this association which meets on the second Monday of each month at 7.30pm usually held in the staff common room in A Block, however, due to Covid-19, meetings are currently being held via Zoom. You can request to join these meetings via email: smithshillhighschool@pandcaffiliate.org.au

Attending these meetings will give you the opportunity to meet other parents, staff members and members of the Students Representative Council. The meetings allow you to become familiar with school policy and assist in planning. Reports are given on school activities and speakers are invited to give information on special areas of interest.

Office-Bearers and Representatives

President:                                                  Hamilton Wearing
Vice Presidents:                                        Rachel Cornford and Vida Bayani
Secretary:                                                  Nick Fletcher
Treasurer:                                                  Manju Bhatta
Assistant Secretary:                                 not appointed
Assistant Treasurer:                                 Nick Fletcher
Publicity Officer: (for newsletter etc.)   not appointed
School Envrmnt Team Sub-committee: Vida Bayani
Fundraising Sub-committee:                  not appointed
Finance Committee Parent Reps:          Michelle Gajus
Parent Reps eligible to serve on
merit-selection panels:                          Michelle Gajus Read, Jodie Anastas, Tina
                                                                 Naumovski, Adam Bennett, Rachel Cornford

P&C News – February 2020

Hello Smith’s Hill community.  We wish to extend a warm welcome to our new students and parents and welcome back to current families.  We are very fortunate at Smith’s Hill to have a great school community with great attendance at P&C meetings and P&C activities. 

SHHS P&C meetings are held on the SECOND Monday of each month during the school term – 7:30pm in the Staff Room.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend.  It is a great way to get to know your children’s high school community and to meet other parents.  If you are unable to attend the meetings but you would like to receive the minutes of the meeting, please contact the office and your details will be passed onto the Secretary.

Our next meeting of the year will be held on Monday 9 March – this will be our AGM followed by a General Meeting.  At the AGM all positions will be declared vacant and nominations will be called.  Expressions of interest in any of the roles should be emailed to the secretary, Ian Walton, prior to the meeting if possible, however, you can nominate on the night. Our new email address is:  smithshillhighschool@pandcaffiliate.org.au

If you require information about the various roles and the commitment involved, please contact the Secretary. The P&C membership fee remains at $2 per person.  If you haven’t already paid this fee, please bring along the money on the night.

P&C EXECUTIVE – for your information

President – Rachel Cornford

Vice Presidents – Hamilton Wearing & Vida Bayani

Secretary – Nick Fletcher  (smithshillhighschool@pandcaffiliate.org.au)

Treasurer – Manju Bhatta

SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT TEAM/WORKING BEES

Throughout the year the School Environment Team (SET) meet to discuss the direction for ground and environment improvements. We have had some great leaders over the past few years however, many of these stalwarts have moved on as their children have graduated so we would love to attract some new, enthusiastic volunteers to join this team.  New members of parents, students and teachers are welcome to join this team.  Details of meeting times will be given in the newsletter.   Parents are also welcome to assist with gardening on Thursday mornings from 08:30 – 10am and join the student gardening sport group. 

Working bees are held regularly at the school on a Saturday morning with the aim of at least one a term. These working bees are well supported with a huge turnout of parents, students and teachers.  They are a great way of bringing our very geographically spread out community together and they help to keep the vast school grounds in check.  You will be treated to a wonderful morning tea as a reward for effort and which gives you the opportunity to meet other families.

At this stage there is no date yet for the first working bee of 2020 so please check upcoming newsletters for details.

FUND RAISING

At this stage there are no major fund raising activities planned (no elections looming), however, we are always open to new ideas and suggestions.  If anyone has any experience in fund raising or is excited about some social way to connect the community, have fun and raise some much needed funds for the school we would love to hear from you.  You will receive lots of support and assistance in your efforts.

Once again, we would love to see you either at a meeting or working bee or any other activity that we can plan.  Any time you can spare is appreciated.

With your support we can continue to achieve great things at our wonderful school for our children.