Welcome to Coogee Primary School’s Parents and Citizens Association
The Association’s purpose is:
To embrace the whole school community and work in collaboration with staff, students and their families, identify problems that need to be solved together, generate new and fresh ideas to enrich each child’s schooling experience and environment, and then see those plans launched into action to help continue to build, strengthen and foster the great Coogee Primary School community spirit.
The Parents and Citizens Association Committee (P&C) is run by a passionate group of volunteers who are the voice of the parents of the Coogee Primary School community. We work collaboratively to promote the educational, moral, physical and social wellbeing of our students, parents and the wider school community.
P&C Associations are an officially recognised forum where anyone over the age of 18 who is interested in the welfare of government schools can meet to discuss educational issues, but here at Coogee Primary, as the official parent representative body, we work together to enhance our children’s learning environment. Fostering friendships and building on our school community spirit, we are at the core of being that ever important conduit between parents; staff; and of course; the students themselves.
The Coogee P&C aren’t just here to fundraise, although we host a number of activities throughout each year; some are to raise funds to be reinvested into the school for the benefit of students, whereas others are purely to provide social connections which families need more than ever in this day-and-age, we also offer support for the school, promoting their core values and laurels which the school administration instill in their students and staff every day.
In 2021 the P&C raised $76,000 which was used to fund projects such as our School Values Pencil Project; outdoor Xmas movie night, a parent seminar on the topic of Emotional Intelligence & Building Resilience; allocating funds to the school's community garden for tools & artwork; and supporting a student initiative resulting in the purchase of two lockable scooter racks.
Our monthly meetings provide a relaxed, friendly and open environment where people can join any time of the year or link-in via Zoom/Facetime – attending meetings or taking on a role isn’t necessary to be involved or have your voice heard.
P&C Banking Details
For easy EFT payments for any P&C related fundraising events, please pay into the following account (not the school's account):
Coogee Primary P&C
Support Coogee Primary School by purchasing your Entertainment Membership or renewing your exisitng Membership via the link below. Share the link with your friends and family where 20% of each purchase supports our school - single and multiple city memberships available where you can enjoy savings up to 50% off takeaway, dining, shopping, groceries, gift cards, activities and much more!
Containers for Change Scheme ID Number C10441908
Quote our school's ID Number at any depot, and all funds go directly back into Coogee Primary School.
Gilbert's Fresh SOS Program
Gilbert's Fresh SOS Program - South Street Hilton: Join the Gilbert’s Support Our Schools (SOS) Program which will see 1% of every transaction you make donated straight back into our School: https://gilbertsfresh.com.au/sos-program/
Upcoming 2022 Events
Parent Seminar: Meanness, Exclusions, Social Dramas and Cyberbullying
Presented by renowned therapist of twenty-seven years, Claire Orange will cover the topics of devastation caused by poor digital choices, too much screen-time, cyberbullying, trolling and grooming of young people online.
Members of the public welcome - this is not a private event.
Location: Our School Library, 22 Mayor Rd, Coogee
When: Tuesday 30th August
Cost: $10 (plus fees) Tickets at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/meanness-exclusions-social-dramas-and-cyberbullying-tickets-399861114357
School Disco - Saturday 10th September
Tickets available from Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/coogee-primary-school-disco-2022-tickets-400667536387
Quiz Night sponsored by Raspa Property Group - Saturday 15th October 2022
Location: Cockburn CRC (Bowling & Recreation Club)
Time: Kickoff 7pm, doors open 6pm
Cost: Tables $200 for a group of 8.
Tickets available from Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/quiz-night-tickets-368853359327
Movie Night - Friday 25th November
Rainbow Run - Friday 2nd December
2022 P&C meeting dates (all expected to take place at 7pm)
- 15 March (AGM)
- 10 May
- 7 June
- July – no meeting due to school break
- 9 August
- 13 September
- 11 October
- 8 November
- 13 December
President: Michael Montgomery
Vice President: Deanne Coleman
Secretary: Emma Hall
Treasurer: Antonela (Nelly) Elliott
Executive/Principal: Paul Burke
Executive Member: Fleur Jubb
Executive Member: Debbie Mosca
Executive Member: Ali Dunphy
Executive Member: Antonia (Ton) Dodig
Coogee P&C acknowledges the Whadjuk Noongar people, the traditional custodians of the land our school stands, and we pay our respects to their Elders past and present. The P&C extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.