A word from our P & C President
With the first semester drawing to a close it is a good time to reflect on the peaks and troughs of the last 6 months, but firstly let me take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank my fellow executives for their tireless efforts, energies and balancing the ongoing juggling act between household and volunteer commitments.
Thank you Fiona Ireland (Secretary), Mel Williamson (Treasurer), Jennifer Timperley (Vice President).
So far 2019 has been a year of challenges and rewards with the odd disappointment also.
The year started with your P&C entering a raft on behalf of OSHS in the Australia Day celebrations at Shooter Park. OSHS come second place but what a great day was had by all.
Soon after your P&C and other volunteers organised the staffing of a food outlet at the annual Oakey Rodeo. Unfortunately the rodeo was cancelled due to the weather, and because of staffing and administrative issues, your P&C was unable to staff the hamburger stall for the rescheduled rodeo in May. An opportunity to fundraise towards the purchase of a cattle trailer for the Ag department was missed.
Your P&C also was unsuccessful with an Ergon grant application for lighting in the bottom car park.
These setbacks were disappointing but minor when compared to the success of other grants and fundraising activities which allowed the purchase and installation of new sporting equipment (including goal posts, soccer nets, tennis and netball post to mention a few), and grandstands, the construction of a new sheltered eating area between Science and H blocks (thank you Mr Gray and your construction crew), a financial contribution towards the electronic sign, and the replacement of cooking equipment for Home Ec.
Your P&C continues to work behind the scenes to support the school by contributing to improving services to students and families, and through engaging parents and fostering strong relationships with OSHS administration.
With semester 2 just around the corner your P&C will continue to secure the best learning environment for our school community.
Time: 6:00 pm (5:30pm in Winter months), 2nd Tuesday of the month
Venue: Oakey State High School Admin block
President: Sharon Federoff (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Vice Presidents: Jennifer Timperly
Secretary: Fiona Ireland (email@example.com)
Treasurer: Mel Williamson (firstname.lastname@example.org)