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 pract​i​cal 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 e.g. 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.


Liz Willmott  



Jodie Painter (Acting)



Chris Colley


Executive representative­s

Elected by P&C members and typically attending all P&C General Meetings

President  •  Liz Willmott
Responsible for improving the schools learning opportunities, oversight of P&C governance and implementation of P&C responsibilities

Vice Presidents  •  Jan Gildea and Anthony Perry
Responsible for supporting the President’s responsibilities, succession planning, assisting the delivery of learning programs, coordinating Class Representatives.​

Treasurer  •  Chris Colley
Responsible for coordinating finance, banking and auditing fundraising

Secretary  •  Jodie Painter (Acting)
Responsible for point of contact and all inward and outward correspondence, coordinating P&C communications with parents and class representatives, recording minutes of P&C general meetings, corporate governance compliance

​Representatives as nominated by the P&C executive​

OSHC Outside of School Hours ​Care Sub-Committee Chair  •  Ashley Stewart
Responsible for OSHC activities and overseeing the recruitment, training and retention of five permanent staff plus casual support

Events Sub-Committee Chair  •  TBC
​Responsible for fundraising events and activities engaging parents, students and staff typically within the school grounds

Sharx Sub-Committee Chair  •  Rob Kneebone
Responsible for all swim club activities and the recruitment, training and retention of volunteers

Tuck and Unifrom Shop Sub-Committee Chair •  Catherine Lamb​

Tuck Shop Convenor •  Tania Anderson​
Respobsible for coordinating delivery and distribution of pre-ordered food ​

Uniform Shop Convenor  •  Laura Dean
Responsible for coordinating delivery and distribution of school uniforms​

​Grants  •  Jodie Painter
Responsible fori Identifying potential supporters, key dates and coordinating documentation seeking support

​Auditor  •  Arabon Audit & Assurance P/L
Annual auditor of P&C accounts

Last reviewed 27 April 2023
Last updated 27 April 2023