Parent and Community Involvement
Hughes Primary School welcomes parents in the classrooms to help with a variety of activities, such as:
- craft and club activities
- language activities, eg listening to children read
- excursions and camps
- acting as resource people, eg providing information about their occupations or areas of expertise or providing information about their homeland.
The ACT Education Department policy requires all parents/carers who volunteer in classrooms, at sporting events, on excursions or as drivers etc to complete a Volunteer's Form available from the front office. Volunteers must sign in and wear a volunteer badge each time they volunteer.
From the beginning of 2014 all volunteers are encouraged to obtain a Working With Vulnerable People accreditation if they are going to volunteer at school.
The School Board
The School Board formulates school policy within the framework established by the Department of Education and Training.
The School Board consists of:
- three elected parents, one of whom is appointed School Board Chairperson
- two elected teachers from the school staff
- the school principal and
- a departmental nominee
The functions of the School Board are to:
monitor and review school performance and to report on it to the Chief Executive, parents of students at the school and staff
develop, maintain and review curriculum
develop and review eductaion policies
establish budgetary policies for the school and approve the school budget
establish policies for the efficient and effective use of school assests and management of financial risk
develop relationships between the school and the community and between the school and community organisations
make recommendations to the Chief Executive on issues affecting the school and to give effect to the Chief Executive's directions
encourage parent participation in their children's learning, and
exercise any other function given to the school board under the Act or any other Territory law.
The Parents and Citizens Association
The Parents and Citizens Association (P & C) gives parents the opportunity to contribute to their children's schooling and assist the school through fundraising efforts to provide additional resources. The P&C co-ordinates many enjoyable activities that help build community spirit, such as , Community Fun Afternoons, Special Lunches and the annual disco.
In the last few years, the P&C has funded things, such as, evaporative cooling for the school, a bank of digital cameras, new home readers, the Fairy Garden and the Race Track. New parents, carers (and grandparents!) are always welcome and parents can choose which aspects to get involved in, as time and interest allows!
Please refer to the school's newsletter for meeting times.
Hughes Primary School engages with the local community by making its facilities available to the community.
- After-school Child Care
- Sunday School
- Boys' Brigade