About the P&C
Davallia Primary School Parents & Citizens' Association Incorporated (the P&C) is a voluntary organisation and is your opportunity to have a voice and participate in the education of your children. With the support of many volunteers from the school community, the P&C provides amenities and services for our children, and the income from your voluntary contributions and from other fundraising activities is used to enhance the facilities and learning environment of the school.
We were established as a not-for-profit Incorporated Association 9th August 1985, and is a proud member of Western Australian Council of State School Organisations (WACSSO).
The Davallia Primary School P&C exists to support and encourage the school to provide a fun and positive learning environment, enabling every student to reach their full potential.
Our aim is to provide
cooperation between parents, teachers, students and members of the general community.
Assist in the provision of resources, facilities and amenities for the Davallia Primary School.
Foster community interest in educational matters.
Our Values and Guiding Principles
Respect – Embracing open dialogue and challenging others respectfully, creating an inclusive environment where a diversity of opinions are welcomed.
Collaboration – Facilitating a collaborative network between the teaching staff, the community, parents and students.
Focus on Fundraising – Prioritising efforts to generate funds to provide equipment and facilities for the benefit of all students
Community – Fostering an environment where our students, parents and teachers feel strongly connected to the Davallia Primary School community, develop social networks and making learning a positive experience in our children’s lives.
How the P&C Works
Davallia Primary School Parents & Citizens' Association Incorporated is funded predominantly through membership fees and fundraising drives.
Membership fees provide financial voting access on Davallia Primary School Parents & Citizens' Association Incorporated matters raised at general meetings. General meetings are held approximately monthly during the school year.
Fundraising drives may take place throughout the year. A budget meeting is held at the beginning of the year to ascertain the projects and items that the school and community may desire for Davallia Primary School. These are prioritised and monies raised in the prioritised order.
The P&C has approved a Voluntary Contribution of $45.00 per student per year.
These funds have previously been for our ongoing ITC commitment to the school in the purchase of ITC equipment and their maintenance and upgrade. Through this initiative parents have not been required to purchase additional tablets for students.
The Voluntary Contribution can be paid online or by cash/cheque at the Administration front office of Davallia Primary School during the school term.
Online payment details are:
BSB: 036 080
Reference: Please use child's surname as reference.
Importance of Parents and Citizens as Partners
"Successful relationships become partnerships when there is two-way communication, and when parents and practitioners really listen to each other and value each other’s views and support in achieving the best outcomes for each child." (Effective practice: Parents as Partners. The Early Years Foundation Stage, 2007)
Parents create a learning environment which starts before birth and continues for many formative years.
It’s important to remember that more than 70% of children’s lives are spent both with their family and the wider community, which means that the opportunities for learning within these environments are both significant and enduring.
Together, parents and practitioners are pivotal in shaping and directing children's learning, development and wellbeing.
Parental engagement is effective in showing children that education is important, building their confidence and fostering connections between home and school environments, all of which contribute to improving student’s educational outcomes and wellbeing.
We know that successful parental engagement has a distinctly positive effect on improving social and educational outcomes. The Davallia Primary School Parents & Citizens' Association Incorporated is another opportunity to be a part of this journey.
P & C Executive and Committees
The P&C is managed by a volunteer committee comprised of members nominated at the Annual General Meeting. We have a constitution that governs how the association operates, and the committee makes sure everything is running smoothly.
The P & C Executive and Committee Members are elected at the Annual General Meeting in Term 4 of the previous year. If you would like to become involved in our P & C, please come along to the next meeting.