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P&C Meetings - Every 1st Monday during school terms

7pm – 8:30pm @ School Staff Room


Darcy Road Public School has a strong and dedicated P&C Association which is focused on supporting the teachers and students through their learning journey.

How does the P&C work?

On the first Monday of the month, during school term, the P&C meets in the Staff room at 7.00pm. It is an excellent way of keeping up to date with what is going on in the school and gives parents and caregivers a voice within the school community. At these meetings decisions on what the P&C does and how it spends the funds it has raised are agreed by a majority vote. Also at these meetings the sub-committees present a financial report and keep the rest of the P&C up to date on what they are planning. Once a year, generally at the beginning of the School year, the Annual General Meeting is held. This is the time when all office-bearers are elected and the end of year reports are tabled.

The majority of members also volunteer some of their valuable time to organise a range of fundraising events, as well as running our varied sub-committees.


What are sub-committees?

Sub-committees are formed by an Association to undertake specific planning and / or management tasks on behalf of the Association. Our current sub-committees are:

  • Uniform Shop;
  • Fundraising Support group; and
  • Student Banking

DRPS's P&C is a friendly group of parents, caregivers and members of the local community who meet regularly and work together with the common goal of assisting the school in its endeavours. Everyone is most welcome to come along.

Fostering co-operation between parents, students, teachers and our local community DRPS's P&C provides a forum for parents to contribute to the curriculum and other educational programs and for the school principal and teachers to communicate school plans, policies and results. P&C meetings also involve communication and discussion of important local issues and activities that affect our school.

School staff attend our meetings so we find out first hand about what is happening at our school, such as staffing, class sizes, future plans etc.


Becoming Involved

P&C meetings are a good way of finding out what is going on at school. They are also a good way of meeting other parents and caregivers who are interested in fostering a sense of community and contributing to the enrichment of our school. You do not need to go to all meetings – just come along and find out what is going on, you might also want to participate in our occasional working bees, volunteer for one of the sub committees, work in the canteen.

Come and join us; you can do a lot or a little, whatever you can, and your ideas are always appreciated.

The P&C Association gives all parents and carers, the opportunity to have their say on events and issues in the school community and to build partnerships with Darcy Road Public School. This maximises the educational experience and outcomes for all students.

·         How often do we meet? First Monday of each month during term

·         Where do we meet?    Darcy Road Public School staffroom

·         What time do we meet?  7.00pm - 8.30pm


Our P&C Association is an incorporated body affiliated with the Federation of Parents & Citizens' Associations of NSW and Parramatta District Council of Parents & Citizens' Associations.

DRPS P & C Association is a school-based organisation with membership open to parents, teachers, students and interested citizens. The school parent organisation meets the requirements set out in the Education Act 1990. These include:

  • Promoting the interest of the school by bringing the parents, citizens, students and teaching staff into close co-operation;
  • Assist in providing facilities and equipment for the school and promoting the recreation and welfare of the students at the school;
  • Encourage parent and community participation in curriculum and other educational issues in schools;
  • Report, when requested by the Minister, on the material requirements of the school and advise on the subject of maintenance of the school, alterations and additions to school facilities and the selection of new sites;
  • Assist and co-operate with teaching staff at public functions associated with the school;
  • Be responsible for the election of parent representatives to any school council constituted at the school in consultation with the principal of the school; and
  • Assist in any other matters in which the Minister may seek the co-operation of the Association.

For more details on roles and responsibilities go to www.pandc.org.au and click on "fact sheets".

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