The Maribyrnong Primary P&C promotes community participation in the activities of the school. All parents and carers of students at the school are members and other interested individuals may become members. The P&C has a number of objectives including:
promotion of the interests of the school
fostering collaboration between staff, parents and other citizens
provision of a forum where members can contribute to the development of the goals and policies of the school.
The P&C also conducts social functions and fundraising activities and organises the election of parent members to the School Board. The P&C organises the canteen, After School Music Program, uniform sales and regularly assists with school functions and organises social and fundraising activities.
Our P&C meet on Thursday of week 3 and week 8 each term between 7.00 pm and 9.00 pm in the school library. All families from preschool to year 6 are welcome to attend. The AGM is held at the February meeting at the start of each year.
Parental permission is required for all excursions. If a student is required to leave school at any time throughout the day, parents or carers must sign the child out at the front office.
Personal and Valuable Items
We ask that mobile phones, electronic games, i-pods, toys, trading cards and larger sums of money be left at home. The school cannot accept any responsibility for the loss or damage to these items. Please mark clearly your child's name on all personal belongings including clothing. Unclaimed belongings are kept in each classroom and may be checked at any time. Items remaining at the end of each term are sorted - named items are returned to the children concerned and the remainder donated to charity.
Children are not to play on the playground or school equipment before school. Parents and carers are responsible for the supervision of their child after school.
Portfolios are sent home at the end of semester one and two. They are a tool for reflection on progress, to celebrate achievement and to indicate areas for development.