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 2020 the P&C raised almost $54,000 which was used to fund projects such as the new interschool shirts, shade sails for an outdoor play area, large Connect-4 Games, fund the inaugural 2021 Welcome Picnic for families and contribute to the 2020 Year 6 Camp fundraising efforts which had been heavily hampered by a tough COVID-19 year.
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 isn’t necessary to be involved or have your voice heard.
Upcoming 2021 Events
Welcome Picnic – Sunday March 21st
Coogee Community Garden Busy Bee – Sunday March 28th
2021 P&C meeting dates
- 16 February
- 9 March
- April – no meeting due to school break
- 11 May
- 8 June
- July – no meeting due to school break
- 10 August
- 14 September
- 12 October
- 9 November
- 14 December
President: Michael Montgomery
Vice President: Deanne Coleman
Secretary: Artemis Tvoric
Treasurer: Antonela Elliott