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President’s Annual Report

What a great year 2012 was for EHSS and our P&C.  It never ceases to amaze me what we can do as we all work together.

Thank you to everyone on the P&C team for all your hard work this past year.  Thank you to Paul who oversees what we do and whose experience and advice I find very valuable.  Thank you to the rest of the Executive Committee, Astrid, Bridget, Sandy and Shelley.  Thank you  Anita for your hard work on the Safety Committee. 

We are very proud of our OSHC and Vacation Care program that are rated one of the best services in the State.  Thank you Tamie for all your hard work - and especially for doubling up as our Fete Convenor - broken collar bone and all.

We also have a fantastic Tuckshop.  Thank you to Jen and Elspeth for all that you do to keep tummies fed and children happy. 

This past year has seen us involved in a myriad of activities including:

  • Completion of the new Prep Playground -
  • Construction of the new Year 3 / 4 Playground
  • Continued financial support of the Butterfly Wings Program
  • Successful First Day at school morning tea
  • Welcome to Prep Sausage Sizzle for our Prep families
  • Support of the National Walk Safely to School Day
  • Successful Easter Raffle raising $3000 with over 70 happy winners!
  • 2 very successful Scholastic Book Fairs - raising over $5000 in commission used for purchasing new books for the library and home readers for students
  • Huge Big Family Breakfast where we served breakfast to over 1000 people.  This event promotes a real feeling of community in our school .
  • Provided a free morning tea and a sausage sizzle at annual Under 8’s Day again another fun community event for families
  • Sponsored Raising Daughters and Raising Sons nights run by Centacare
  • Amazing “Out of This World” Fete.  Overwhelming community support where the whole school and local community pulled together to pull this annual event off again earning us a huge $40,000 profit
  • Provided a breakfast for teachers and staff on World Teacher’s Day
  • Another fun Trivia Night - great night of laughs and fun fostering a sense of community and raising some bonus $$.
  • Two fun school discos - Back to School and Christmas.  These have proven to be very popular with the students,
  • Christmas Raffle - the first one we have done in quite a few years but was popular with the students.
  • We attended regional P&C Skilling Days and P&C QLD Workshops.
  • Provided refreshments at our Year 7 Advancement Evening
  • Hosted a lovely morning tea for our Volunteers on World Volunteers Day
  • Had opportunities to earn money through catering for various functions held in the PAC
  • Provided $2000 worth of instruments to our ever growing Music Department including Cellos and Brass mouthpieces
  • OSHC profit was used to re-develop the front of the school play area and front entrance
  • We have been involved with the appointment of a School Chaplain who will be starting here next term.
  • We also provide the photocopiers in the Staffroom for teacher use and operate the 2 vending machines and coffee machine.
  • Most recently we have seen the completion of undercover walkways linking the Stop Drop Go area with the PAC and Music Block


It has been a great experience and a privilege  to be a part of the decision making process in the school and to have our input as a P&C heard.

Thank you for your support of our P&C, our school our students and our teachers.

Yvonne Gardner, President