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P&C President's Report 2016

 

I would like to welcome Danny Keenan as our new Principal. After having a number of Acting Principals over the last few years we now have a permanent one. It will be good to have the stability that this permanency brings.

The P&C was asked if we would consider being involved in the school-based apprenticeship programme again. Brenton Hopwood, a Year 11 student, is doing a Certificate 3 in Information, Digital Media and Technology.  

The Tuckshop received a much needed facelift during the holidays and is looking much brighter and more inviting. Thanks to the McIntyre and Stewart-Koster families for the use of their painting skills and time. Changes in our Tuckshop continue as we try to educate our students to accept the Smart Choices menu to give students healthier food options and teach them better choices for lunches and snacks. More students are making use of the tuckshop which means positive changes are coming about in our students’ attitudes towards the changes being made.

We continue to rely on volunteers to work in the Tuckshop, so anyone wishing to help out, even if only for an hour, will be greatly appreciated. The Tuckshop is a friendly and relaxed environment to work in and it’s trying to achieve a positive influence in the lives of our students.

The P&C purchased a new desktop computer for controlling the Assembly Hall’s PA, lighting and sound system.

The OSHS Insight school magazine for 2015 has been completed and published and is available for sale. Thanks go to Helen Stewart-Koster for collating, editing and typesetting this great magazine, and Rebecca Scheuerle for her photo editing skills.

Our P&C meetings continue to be friendly and informative, a place where opinions, ideas and concerns can be freely expressed and discussed. Our executive works as a team and I would like to thank them for their continued support and commitment to their role especially since this has been quite a difficult year for most of us on the executive. These are: Secretary, Jane Loughnan, Treasurer, Michele Bowers and Vice Presidents, Craig Knauth and David Totenhofer.

A vital part of our team are those members who come to our monthly meetings. Your input is very important and is the reason our P&C meetings are so productive. New members are always very welcome.

Joan Stewart-Koster
2016 Oakey State High School P&C President