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Ithaca Creek has a culture and history of strong parental involvement in the School. Each year, hundreds of parents are involved in one way or another. Inside the classroom is one way, be it reading to students, assisting with art class or helping the learning program in some other way. Other forms of involvement relate to events and fund-raising, from helping at tuckshop (a great way to meet people), to providing goods for raffles and events, and running food stalls at our big events. As well, there is considerable scope for parents to use their work-related and professional skills, from such things as using business and management skills to run the sub-committee services; architectural/planning skills to assist with capital and grounds development; or grant-writing skills to access external funds.

Our philosophy is that all parents have something to offer, and something to gain, from being involved in the life of the School. In the great democratic tradition of public education, we also strongly believe that all parents are equally valuable, and that every contribution, whether it's helping at tuckshop or lobbying politicians, is equally important.

All parents at Ithaca Creek can be members of the Parents and Citizens Association. Incorporated by statute under the Education Act, there's a P&C Association in every school. The main role of the P&C is to assist the School, which is done through being the voice of parents on policy issues, and providing advice to the Principal from time to time on operational matters. On a practical level, the P&C is the body which organises events such as movie night, trivia night, and gift stalls for Mother’s and Father’s day. The aim of these events is two-fold. Community engagement is one aim, so that parents and kids can be involved in the life of the school, have a bit of fun, and get to know each other. The second purpose is to raise funds for the School. Such funds are allocated to the School annually and are usually spent on learning-related items which benefit the majority of students eg computer technology support, whole-school enrichment, or extra curriculum materials.

The P&C also runs some services such as the Tuckshop and Uniform shop, Outside school hours care and Swimming club. The mechanism for running these parent-friendly services is via sub-committees made up of interested parents. These services have paid employees, as well as volunteer parents, and the sub-committees are there to manage the operation, and make sure the services remain viable, and useful for parents.


PandC President  

Greg Cain 



PandC Secretary

Ben Proctor 


PandC Treasurer

Claire Hooper


P&C Executive elected Representative­s, as elected by P&C members, and typically attending all P&C General Meetings






Greg Cain


Improving the schools learning opportunities.
Oversight of P&C governance and implementation of P&C responsibilities

Vice President

Kate Grimley
Nadia Sugden


Supporting the President’s responsibilities.
Succession planning.
Assisting the delivery of learning programs.
Coordinating Class Representatives.


Claire Hooper


Coordinating finance, banking and auditing


Ben Proctor


The P&C one point of all contact for inward and outward correspondence
Coordinating P&C communications through the school with parents and class representatives
Recording minutes of P&C general meetings
Corporate Governance Compliance

Nominated Representatives, as nominated by P&C Executive

Outside of School Care (OSHC)

William Robinson


All OSHC activities and overseeing the recruitment, training and retention of 5 permanent staff plus casual support.



Jan Gildea



Events and activities engaging parents, students and staff typically within the school grounds

Swim Club

James Knowles


All swim club activities and the recruitment, training and retention of volunteers

Tuck Shop / Uniform Shop

Sharon Ley


All tuckshop and uniform shop activities and coordinating the recruitment training and retention of up to 50 volunteers


Kate Grimley


Identifying potential supporters and key dates and coordinating documentation seeking support

The Source

Julie Evans


Identifying and organizing suitable speakers and topics for the schools forums and wellbeing program


Agillis Accountants


Annual auditor of PandC accounts