Community

Junior School Council

Junior School Council offers students from across the school the opportunity to take part in fundraising as well as offering the student body a representative voice.

Chaplaincy Program

Our school community is supported by a Chaplaincy Program. Mrs Tracey Rimon, Salvation Army, is available on Mondays and Wednesdays. Tracey operates Brekky Club in the school hall every Monday and Wednesday from 8:15am – 8:45am. Everyone at Fairhills Primary School is welcome to come along and enjoy a delicious breakfast. You can contact Tracey via email tracey.rimon@aus.salvationarmy.org

School Council

Fairhills Primary School has a strong School Council that meets monthly and is committed to the ongoing development and improvement of our school. The main function of School Council includes:

  1. Setting and Reviewing School Policies
  2. Approving spending and Annual Budget
  3. Approving the Strategic Plan

The Fairhills Primary School Council is made up of members representing staff, parents and our community. Positions are as follows:

Executive Officer:
Mrs Moi Beaurain

President:
Mrs Lisa Williams

Vice President:
Mrs Rachael Fuller

Treasurer:
Ms Kelly Woodhouse

Parent Members (Including Community Member & PFA Representative)
Ms Joanne Giblin
Mr Christopher Ferdinands
Ms Shelley Edwards
Mrs Alycia Mitchell

 

One DET Member
Mr Stuart Beever

 

 

Nomination Process

School Council Members are elected at the start of each year for a two year term.

Meetings

School Council meetings are open to all Fairhills Primary School community members unless declared a closed meeting.
Contributions are welcome by all and are presented through the chairperson. Only School Council members have voting rights.

 

Sub-committees

Sub- committees are coordinated by, but not limited to, School Council members and are advisory bodies reporting to the School Council. Each sub-committee meets monthly and provides a report which may include recommendations at School Council meetings. All decisions must be approved by School Council.

Our current Sub-committees are:

  • Finance and Management
  • Education
  • Promotions & Marketing
  • Buildings & Grounds

Joining a School Council subcommittee can be a great way to contribute to the improvement of our school.

Parents & Friends Association

The Fairhills Parents & Friends Association (PFA) is made up of volunteer parents and friends who are dedicated to raising money towards improving the facilities and resources available to our teachers and students. It also co-ordinates social activities that bring our school community together.

The core PFA committee is elected at the start of each year and an annual membership fee of 50c gives voting rights to all members.

All Fairhills community members are welcome to attend meetings which are held once a month on Tuesdays either at 9.15am or 7pm. Meeting dates and updates about fundraising and social activities are regularly communicated.

Fundraisers are varied and spread out each term. Families are invited to participate. Participation is optional for all families. Proposed fundraisers are tabled at the first School Council meeting every year.

Social activities co-ordinated by our PFA include School Discos, Welcome Morning Tea for new families and Sausage Sizzles at our Working Bees.

Introducing the 2017 Committee

Office Bearers

President:
Rachael Fuller

Vice President:
Alycia Mitchell

Treasurer:
Marcia Ockwell

PFA Rep:
Alycia Mitchell
Rachelle Edwards

Donations Officer:
Rachelle Edwards

General Committee:
Kelly Woodhouse
Kerri Owen
Samantha Khaddour
Deanne Nation

Why not join the Parents and Friends’ Association (PFA)?

Want to participate in our school community? Our students love to see their family and friends around the school helping out with fundraising or social events. Being part of the PFA is a great way to meet other families and make new friends within our community. All parents and friends are welcome to come along to our meetings for a cuppa, a catch up and to find out more about what we’re up to. If you’d like to become a member, you can do so at any time.

Can’t join but still want to help?

With our very busy lives, it’s not always possible to help out by attending meetings, but there are still many ways that parents and friends can help. Check out our section on the back page of the school newsletter. You can also track our fundraising efforts.

You may choose to help by:

  • Donating items for Stalls
  • Purchasing fundraising items
  • Helping out at fundraising or social events
  • Helping out with ideas/feedback

What have we purchased in the past few years with funds raised?

  • Blinds for the refurbished buildings
    A new PA system for the hall
    A shade sail for the new playground
    An interactive Whiteboard
    Digital cameras for each classroom
    New musical equipment for the music room
    New playground in the 3/4 area

Hiring Our Facilities

Fairhills Primary School has the following facilities available for hire under the Hire of Facilities policy:

  • School Hall

Hiring of our facilities is subject to School Council approval, appropriate insurance and signing of a contract outlining the terms negotiated.

Please note that all areas of the school buildings and grounds are both alcohol and smoke free.

Applications to hire school facilities must be sent in writing by post or email to the school, addressed to our Principal.

Business Donations & Sponsorship

Fairhills Primary School welcomes partnerships with our local business community through sponsorships of, or donations to, programs and events such as:

  • Mathletics
  • Reading programs
  • Information Communication Technology
  • Sports programs
  • Carols by Candlelight
  • School Production, etc.

As a school of only 169 students, support from our local business community is vital to ensure the quality of our learning facilities and programs. Sponsors and donors will be recognised through the naming of programs and/or mention in our school newsletter, and your business logo will be added to our newsletter and website unless otherwise requested.

To register interest in sponsoring or donating to our school, please contact our Principal, Mrs Moi Beaurain.

Advertise in our School Newsletter

Local businesses are welcome to advertise in our school newsletter which is published every fortnight for a minimal fee:

Size Per Month Per Term Per Year
(2 Inserts) (6 Inserts) (24 Inserts)
7cm x 9cm $25 $50 $150
14cm x 9cm $50 $100 $300

Not-for-Profit community groups are welcome to supply their information for a text listing in our Community News section of the Newsletter.

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