P&C Association

The Ainslie School Parents & Citizen’s Association (P&C) comprises parents, carers and friends of the school. All parents and carers of Ainslie School children are automatically members of the P&C Association and are encouraged to participate in our many and varied events and activities.

The function of the P&C is to promote parent participation and to enable parents to contribute to the school and to ACT public schooling. We provide a focal point for parents and carers and school discussion and feedback.

2020 Welcome letter from P&C President

Objectives

  • raise funds to support activities, learning at the school and the school’s facilities
  • provide a forum for discussing issues of interest and providing input to education policies
  • provide a canteen, uniform shop and provide out of school hours and vacation care
  • provide a link between the School Board, parents, carers and the school.

The P&C coordinates and manages a range of activities to achieve these objectives. The P&C holds a general meeting once a term at Ainslie School (usually in the library or the Yerra). These meetings are a great opportunity to find out what is happening in the school. It is also a way to bring any issues or ideas forward. Please come along and join in the discussions and we promise you won’t be ‘volunteered’ for something (unless you want to!)

Funds raised by the P&C have contributed to a range of projects including the school’s music program, sports programs, teaching resources, canteen, gardens, Play Pods and outdoor furniture.

What we do

The P&C runs a range of great activities, services and programs, both in school and outside of it, as well as fund raising to support the school. The P&C facilitates engagement between parents and citizens and the school on a range of topics of interest to the community. Our P&C also participates in forums and activities run by the ACT Council of Parents and Citizens Associations to identify issues and ideas for improving public education. The Council communicates with decision makers and contributes to education policy development.

We are governed by volunteers and most activities are volunteer led and run, so we always value any time you can spare to help make our school great!

Services and programs

  • Outside School Hours Care (known as OSHC or Afters) provides before school care, after school care as well as holiday care programs.
  • Canteen known as Oishii, is open five days a week and provides healthy and nutritious food for students and staff.
  • Uniform Shop provides parents with the opportunity to purchase Ainslie School uniforms at the school.
  • Community gardens and chickens
  • Outdoor grounds development
  • Classroom Carer communication

Community events

  • General Meetings once a term where we discuss and present various topics of interest to parents and carers, including special guest speakers
  • Annual school fete (first Saturday in November)
  • Tea & Tissues (first day welcome to families)
  • Kindy welcome library bags
  • Welcome picnic at the start of the school year
  • Pancake breakfast at the end of each term
  • Book fairs
  • Trivia nights
  • Student discos and movie nights
  • World Teacher Day teachers’ gifts and morning tea
  • Year 6 Graduation and Year Books
  • Ainslie School’s 90th Birthday celebrations

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Fundraising

  • Ainslie Food: Ainslie School’s cookbook was produced by the P&C. This beautiful book contains over 125 recipes and can be purchased from the school canteen. The proceeds from Ainslie Food contribute to the development of our outdoor grounds and enhancing learning environments across the school.
  • Crazy Camel: each year your Ainslie student will creates a masterpiece that you can buy printed on calendars, cards, notebooks, diaries, bags, etc. They make great personalised gifts, especially for Christmas and birthdays, as well as beautiful primary school keepsakes.
  • Democracy Sausages: Federal and Territory election BBQ’s and cake stalls at the Ainslie School polling booth.