About the Parents and Citizens' Association
The Parents and Citizens’ association (P&C) works closely with the school administration to benefit the students at our school.
At Earnshaw, the P&C is involved in:
Consulting with financial planning, budgeting and school policies
Managing the Tuckshop and Bookshop
Assisting with school functions
Planning events and fundraising activities
Applying for grants
Being a member of the P&C is a great way to learn what’s happening at your school. Parents and carers and other family or community members are welcome to take part in the P&C and to volunteer at Earnshaw State College. The tuck shop is always in high need of volunteers throughout each week. Organising events and helping in classrooms, and donating pantry staples are other ways you can contribute. We appreciate all offers of help, your ideas and raising issues you may come across at Earnshaw. We have an inviting and friendly school community here for you to be a part of.
The Earnshaw State College P&C Building Fund is a fund established in 2019 to be used, in partnership with the College, to bring future building projects to fruition. Businesses, parents and friends can assist our College through the Building Fund which has Deductible Gift Recipient status from the Australian Tax Office. This means all donations to the Fund of $2 or more are tax-deductible.
The Fund will be used for the maintenance/upgrades of current school buildings and the construction of new buildings throughout the college, and is administered by a Building Fund committee. Importantly, all decisions about the use of the Fund are made by the P&C.
If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, please contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the P&C President via the college office 07 3621 7333. Alternatively, donations can be left at the senior administration office in a clearly-marked envelope (Earnshaw P&C Building Fund), with your name, address and contact telephone number.
The Parents and Citizens (P&C) Association meet at 6.30 pm on the third Tuesday of each month during school terms. Meetings are held in the McKitrick Centre (entry via senior carpark on cnr Earnshaw and Tufnell Roads). The AGM is always held in March. This meeting is for the election of the P&C executive positions as well as yearly reports/budgets and sub-committee confirmations.
Visit the calendar page for dates.
The P&C operates the following activities within the college:
President: Kaylene Donaldson
Vice-president: Evan Trendall
Secretary: Mairi Thomson
Treasurer: Sharyn Roddick and Co-Treasurer: Jenny Enkera
Important documents for P&C members and interested parties
Further details about the P&C's activities can be found in the 2021-ESC-pandc-welcome-letter-to-parents.pdf (PDF 532KB). Please contact us with any enquiries.
P&Cs Qld proudly supports more than 1200 P&C Associations and School Councils. You can check out their latest edition of 'Parent Talk' here.