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 2022 the P&C raised $45,000 which was used to fund projects such as the outdoor shade sails, a parent seminar by Claire Orange, the annual Christmas Movie Night, the Term 1 Welcome Picnic and the resurfacing of our basketball courts. These important funds allow us to plan out other projects in the future as the P&C will now take aim toward our early childhood learning area with plans to improve the outdoor grounds and spruce up the interior walls of the toilets with encouraging messages and artwork to match.
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 2024 Events
Welcome Picnic - Sunday 25th February, 1-4pm: A welcome back picnic to our existing families and new families. A great way to get to know the school and meet the Principal outisde the usual rush of the school run. Fun activites for kids, a Yr 6 fundraising sausage sizzle and cake stall to raise funds towards their camp, food vendors on site, face painting, plus much more!
School Disco - Saturday 16th August @ Spearwood Dalmatinac Sport & Community Club; 42 Azelia Road, Spearwood. Watch this space for a ticket sales link.
Quiz Night - Saturday 2nd November @ Cockburn Bowling Club (Cockburn CRC, just off Beeliar Drive at 40 Birchley Road, Yangebup) 7pm kickoff. Ticket sales link to follow... hope to see you there at this popular, ever growing event!
Movie Night - Friday 22nd November (school community event only). Ice cream and coffee van on site, plus, Fairypop Fun Foods selling fairy floss, popcorn and snow cones (no gluten, dairy, nuts, lactose plus vegan and halal friendly). Movie will start on the oval at approx. 7pm. Families are welcome to set up anytime prior to that.
Rainbow Run - Friday 29th November from approx. 2.15pm, followed by an icy pole finish on the oval. Students will be on queue to start following their well practised musical number with background music adding to the event atmosphere. Parents get your white t-shrts from the usual department stores before they sell out- and pack a towel for the car... you're going to need it!
2024 P&C meeting dates (all expected to take place at 7pm)
- 13 February
- 12 March (AGM, leading straight into a General P&C Meeting) This is where we would love NEW MEMBERS to come along and see what it's all about - no obligation to join or return, JUST CHECK IT OUT for yourselves and see if you'd like to join. Remember you can join the P&C at any time of the year.
President: Deanne Coleman
Vice President: Michael Montgomery
Secretary: Melissa Treby
Treasurer: Antonela (Nelly) Elliott
Executive/Principal: Paul Burke
Executive Member: Fleur Jubb
Executive Member: Debbie Mosca
Executive Member: Kylie Jones
Executive Member: Elvira Mouton
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.