The special environment at Garran Primary is made possible by the strong partnership between the School and its parent community. The Garran Parents' and Citizens Association acts as a conduit for information and feedback, and a source of support. All are encouraged to get involved and contribute to supporting the students and staff.
Throughout the year the P and C and Year Representatives (CPR’s) arrange events to enable opportunities to come together as year groups and as a whole school community. These range from picnics to family walks, and of course the P and C’s School Fair and Student engagement fundraiser. The P&C plays an important role in many school activities and is vital to the school's fundraising efforts.
The P&C operates as a non-profit organisation to:
- Support the school leadership team in achieving the school goals
- Oversee the operation of a school canteen and uniform shop
- Further the education of the students and the community at large
- Raise matters relating to the education and well-being of the school community with appropriate authorities, including the ACT Education department
- Raise money to support these aims, staff requests and student needs
- Organise student events such as the winter disco and fun runs.
The P&C Constitution for further information.
The key role of the P and C is to support the school through organisation of sponsorship and fundraising. The Garran Primary P and C is highly active and is always welcoming new members. Over recent years the P&C has raised tens of thousands of dollars for Garran Primary. For example, each year the P and C provides teachers and staff with new resources. In the last 5 years the P & C has funded a range of resources including playground equipment, robotics, literacy and numeracy resources, significant playground upgrades and the creation of a school grounds master plan.
Class Parent Representative Program
The Class Parent Representative Program is a P&C initiative. This program assists with delivering communication throughout our school. It also enhances our school community by fostering friendship and belonging among families at our school. Each class has one Class Parent Representative who builds relationships and communicates news from the P&C. The Class Parent Reps can also assist class teachers by sending out reminders about activities special to their class. The Class Parent Representative program is coordinated by a parent volunteer and its success relies on one parent from each class volunteering to be a Class Parent Representative. For more information on the program, or to find out who your class parent representative is, please contact the P&C committee