Palmerston District
Primary School

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Kosciuszko Avenue
Palmerston ACT 2913

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Posted on 09 Sep 2016

P&C President's Report

P&C President's Report - AGM

Monday 15 February 2016

It has been a very rewarding year and I am thankful to have had the opportunity to contribute in the role of President. It has been a privilegeto volunteer alongside parents/carers, P&C staff, school staff and membersof our community whose interest it is to provide the best possible learning environment for our children.

In keeping with tradition we have achieved great successes in the last twelve months, some of these are:

Through the efforts of dedicated parent/carers, school staff and supportive localbusiness the P&C ran a number of very successful events. These have included: Mother’s Day and Father’sDay stalls, School Discos, World Teacher’s Day celebration, a bush dance, the car boot sale, BBQs and the Twilight Fair.

We worked on building our partnership with the School Board.This was achieved through proactive parent School Board representatives and effective exchange of information; through oral reports and meetings. I look forward to seeing this partnership continueto strengthen.

We have continued to provide school banking and book club to all students. In the year past we have seen the continuation of the second hand uniform shop.

We provided financial support through a large donation to the school for a number of initiatives. I am very proud of the accomplishment of the P&C in 2015. However, the P&C is most effective when working in close partnership with the school staff. I wish to acknowledge the excellent leadership of the Principal, Mrs Travers and the tremendous support provided by Kate Flynn the ActingDeputy Principal, as well as the exceptional support to the P&C association provided by both the executive staff, the teachers and administration staff.

Finally, I wish to thank the P&C executive, our regular meeting attendees and our enthusiastic army of parent volunteers for their time and support this past year. Being part of the P&C Association is a most rewarding undertaking and I’m sure members will continue to display a wonderful ‘community spirit’ in their support of our school.

Thank you and I wish the P&C continued success.

Lisa Fior

P&C President

Posted on 22 Feb 2016

Palmerston Projects 2015

Look at the amazing activities that have been happening at Palmerston this year so far!

  • 3/4 Colonial Day
  • ICAS Competitions
  • Swimming Carnival
  • Author Visits
  • NAIDOC Week
  • Parent information sessions on reading, writing and spelling
  • Year 6 Gold Creek Transition
  • K - 2 Stripey Theatre Excursion
  • Preschool Bus Wash
  • Clean Up Australian Day
  • Mother's Day Stall and Celebrations
  • Kenny Koala Visits
  • World Maths Day
  • Cross Country Carnival
  • Principal Awards
  • Questacon Science Incursion
  • Harmony Day
  • Billy Tea Bush Dance
  • Zoo Excursion
  • 5/6 Camp Cooba
  • 3/4 Day Trip Birrigai
  • Year 5 and 6 Bands
  • PRIDE Awards
  • Defence Morning Tea
  • Athletics Carnival
  • Preschool Botanical Gardens Excursion
  • Walk Safety to School Day
  • FIFE Band
  • SRC
  • Jump Rope For Heart
  • Lunchtime Clubs
  • Rostrum

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Posted on 13 Aug 2015

Community Involvement - How do we do that at Palmerston?

Palmerston actively seeks ways to enhance student learning and wellbeing. We do this by partnering with parents and families, other education and training institutions, local businesses and community organisations.  Partnerships are strategically established to address identified student needs and operate by providing access to experience, support and intellectual and /or physical resources not available within the school. Palmerston has deliberately and strategically used partnerships to provide additional resources to the school. We have approached this by working with:

  • Communities at Work to provide a before and after school care on siteM
  • Gungahlin Child and Family Centre to provide additional experiences for the Boomerang Club students and their friends and the centre provides opportunities and workshops/courses  to families
  • Gungahlin library in our reading workshops
  • The Men’s shed
  • Vince Ball (CEO) and the construction industry training council and the bricks and blocks program
  • Macquarie University,  the University of NSW and University of Canberra to assist staff in further professional learning in teaching maths, reading intervention and gifted and talented education and other schools
  • Utilising parents/carers as reading tutors and support in the classrooms and for other activities across the school
  • ACT Smart Schools, Sustainable Schools, Defence Assistant – DSTA, Canberra Refugee Support, Physios, speech therapists, school psychologists
  • Sporting groups for skill development, music education and chess classes after school
  • P&C, School Board
  • Rostrum, Maths Association, ALEA,
  • Community hirers:
    • Communities at Work, Music Education, United Taekwondo, Zanshin Martial Arts, Sangrok World Taekwondo Academy, Elementz, the Prep Edge, Zumba, Fusion city church, Ready Steady Go Kids, Bangla Multi-cultural/Ethnic School, Canberra Tamil School and Music School, Chennai Tamil School and P&C events
The school’s partnerships are being successfully implemented and are resourced and sustainable. Each partnership was established to cater for identified needs in our wider school community. We are actively enhancing student outcomes, broadening student knowledge, building new skills, developing more positive attitudes, increasing engagement levels, and creating applied learning opportunities for students.

Palmerston staff have been driving a strong improvement agenda. We ground this in evidence and practice. Our school is driven by a deep belief that every student is capable of successful learning. We work with many others, but have mentioned only a few community partnerships. The school has set targets in our annual operating plan and school plan for student achievement. We have met with community on our school vision and will continue with this over the school year. With you as our partners, and at times we may have ups and downs, we are working towards maintaining a learning environment that is safe, respectful, tolerant, and inclusive and that promotes intellectual rigour. We are using the National School Improvement Tool to assist us on this journey. Thanks for supporting us and continuing to keep clear lines of communication open in this partnership.

Melissa Travers


Posted on 15 May 2015

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