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A P&C Association (P&C) is a formal group of volunteer parents, carers and community members who work together to promote and support the interests of their school community. A P&C is made up of an elected Executive comprising a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.
The Hermit Park State School (HPSS) P&C would love you to consider becoming involved!
Becoming involved in the HPSS P&C will be based on how much time you can give – a little or a lot, consistent or sporadic, every week or once a year. All involvement is welcomed and greatly appreciated.
Consider attending the formal P&C meetings, either every month or as often as you can, which are a great opportunity to meet other parents and find out more about the HPSS community. At HPSS, meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm in the staffroom of the administration building. Just turn up, we would love to see you there!
At Hermit Park State School our 2017 Executive Committee is comprised of:
President – Samantha Talbot
Vice President – Siobhan Bock
Secretary – Melissa Neil
Treasurer – Larissa Moule
The P&C can be contacted via email,
Volunteers are always welcome. Consider lending a hand when needed for specific projects or events, such as setting up for the HPSS annual ‘Big Breakfast’ or ‘Trivia Night’. Uniform Shop volunteers are always needed and appreciated. Alternatively, maybe you have a specific skill or trade that could be of service to the P&C and you are happy to donate your time and skills to a specific project. If this is the case, we encourage you to make contact with our P&C President to let us know what you have to offer or to be placed on our volunteer email list.
Wish List
If time is your biggest obstacle but you would still like to make a contribution to the HPSS P&C, please consider making a donation to the ‘P&C Wish List’. Often equipment and services that are beyond our budget are required, which means that donations are always greatly appreciated. Listed below are our current wish list items. Wish list items are identified by the school administration, teachers and P&C members.
Sustainability Projects –
·         Soil  
·         Chicken feed  
·         Garbage bins  
·         Pots   
·         Mattock  
·         Shovels (4)  
·         Rakes (10)  
·         Gardening gloves (60)  
·         Worms  
·         Potting mix  
·         Secateurs (4)  
·         Trolley  
·         Pull along cart
Craft activities –
·         Collage items  
·         Magazines  
·         Craft items
Learning Support –
·          Levelled Literacy Intervention kits (specialised resource)
Grounds resourcing –
·         Mulch 
·         Clean fill 
Services – 
·         Backhoe services 
·         Green waste removal services
If you would like to make a wish list donation or any other item, please contact the P&C, This list is updated regularly as items are acquired.
The P&C are responsible for coordinating a number of events throughout the school year. Events are opportunities where the school community can come together and celebrate an occasion, be social and in some circumstances raise money for a particular project. Volunteer involvement is what makes these events a success each year. Three of the main annual P&C events include the Big Breakfast, Trivia Night and Family Fun Day.
Big Breakfast
Held during Term 1 of the school year, the Big Breakfast is an event that provides the parent and carer community of HPSS with an opportunity to socialise with each other and meet the HPSS teachers. A fantastic start to the school year!
Trivia Night
Held during Term 2 of the school year, this adult’s only social evening is held to raise money for a targeted project. The Trivia Night is usually themed and participants take great pleasure in getting into the spirit of the evening by dressing up!
Family Fun Day
Held during Term 3 of the school year, the Family Fun Day is run with a fete-like atmosphere and is held on the HPSS school oval. This social event is held to raise money for a targeted project and is an opportunity for families to enjoy time together, have fun on rides and games, have dinner and enjoy the community atmosphere.
Outside Hours School Care
OSHC is operated on school grounds as part of the HPSS P&C and has its own sub-committee, which is composed of a separate Chair Person, Secretary and Treasurer.
The OSHC provides before and after school care and vacation care for up to 75 students. The OSHC provides an excellent service that is exceeding in all seven quality areas of the National Quality Standards.
The OSHC employs a number of full time staff including Georgina Turner (Coordinator), Renee Mobbs (Assistant Coordinator) and Sharna Stokes. A large number of casual staff also makes up the wonderful and caring OSHC team.
The 2017 OSHC sub-committee is comprised of:
Chair Person – Maree McCahon
Secretary – Renae Caspani
Treasurer – Karla Matters
Further information about the HPSS OSHC can be found under the ‘Facilities’ tab on the HPSS website.
Enquiries regarding places at OSHC can be directed to Georgina on 4728 2537, or
Uniform Shop
The P&C uniform shop is a volunteer run service that is located under the Year 3 and 4 classrooms parallel to Sussex Street.
Current opening hours are 8:30am – 9:15am on Mondays and 2:45pm – 3:15pm on Tuesdays. The uniform shop is a cash only service. Further information about the uniform shop can be found under the ‘Facilities’ tab on the HPSS website.
If you are unable to personally visit the uniform shop, items can be ordered online through ‘Flexischools’. For more information, go to
School Banking
School banking is run in partnership with the Commonwealth Bank (CBA). Run nationally since 1931, School Banking encourages children to regularly deposit money into their Youthsaver account. 
To become involved, accounts can be opened easily at the school office or at any CBA branch.
Upon opening an account, students receive a deposit book, which needs to be completed and given to their classroom teacher on banking day. Banking day is every Thursday. 
Deposit books are collected by volunteers who count and deposit the money to the bank before returning the deposit books to the students’ classroom teacher.
Every tenth deposit can be redeemed for an exciting reward through the Rewards Program. It’s also a great fundraising activity, with participating schools receiving 5% of every individual deposit made at school, along with other benefits. Get involved today!