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P&C Term 1 Meeting Minutes - 1st March 2023

  1. Welcome: Christina Franze

  2. Attendance & Apologies: Heather Cardin – Erica Griffiths, Julie Snodgrass, Sabina

  3. Principal’s report: Christine Del Gallo

  4. HSC results

  5. 5th non-selective school in the state

  6. 1st for comprehensive school on the beaches

  7. Great work from our teachers

  8. NAPLAN results

  9. Media calls – interest in sharing story on school’s growth (year 7 vs. 9). Mackellar’s growth was at the top of the state

  10. P&C donation to purchase resources – copies shared in the meeting, please find soft copy attached

  11. Jane Secrett is leading a new well-being program around resilience called Resilience In Our Teenagers (RIOT). The goal is to help all involved manage student anxiety better.

  12. Evidenced based approach by Dr. Michael Houghton – involves students, parents and teachers

  13. Year 7 starts early term 2

  14. Years 8-12 will have RIOT integrated into WAM programs

  15. Parent program will be in the next newsletter (50 free vouchers)

  16. WAM – Well-being at Mackellar – goal is to build resilience, positivity, and help the students have a great time at school

  17. 1st/3rd reports includes updates on WAM; access well-being at Mackellar website, including help for parents & students. Reach out to head teacher welfare via front office email address

  18. President’s update: Christina Franze

  19. Sub-committees:

  20. Uniform – representatives from each year group (parents and students) and teachers, executive teachers, uniform shop managers and P&C executive. Consider uniform items and policy as part of the groups remit

  21. Fundraising – trivia, comedy and ways to raise funds for items required

  22. Email and/or with interest

  23. Treasurer update – Parvin Walia

  24. Q1 P&L for October to December 2022 is now available – please see attached report

  25. Q2

  26. Review of staff pay – amendments have been done/will go through on next pay cycle

  27. P&C donation of $100,000 will go to the school week commencing 27th February

  28. Implemented NSW school vouchers as of last week in January, 2023

  29. Vouchers can be used until the end of June, 2023

  30. Canteen update – Kylie Murphy

  31. Good start to the year – sales have been strong

  32. New sushi supplier – Sushi & Coffee

  33. New dishwasher has arrived

  34. Volunteers – 24 on the roster – help needed on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

  35. Canteen report – we have an obligation to complete and the canteen is working on it

  36. Uniform Shop update -

  37. NSW vouchers cannot be used online – please send students in with copy/code number. Valid through end of June, so can be used for winter uniforms

  38. Email to year 7 parents with hours to come in for a fitting and purchase during school holidays

  39. AOB


P&C grants February 2023
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