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Parents and Citizens' (P&C) associations work in productive partnership with their school principal and the community to promote the interests of the school, and facilitate its development and further improvement, to achieve the best possible outcomes for students.
P&Cs provide feedback and advice on school policies and activities, assist in providing resources to enhance student outcomes and are involved in a variety of school activities including fundraising, school functions, tuckshops and outside school hours care services.
P&Cs are established under the
Education (General Provisions) Act 2006 and Education (General Provisions) Regulation 2017. Queensland P&Cs are a statutory body under the
Statutory Bodies Financial Arrangements Act 1982. They are
not incorporated entities under the
Associations Incorporations Act 1981.
Parents associated with Catholic education are encouraged to visit the
Catholic School Parents Queensland website for more information.
Parents of students attending independent schools are encouraged to visit the
Queensland Independent Schools Parents Network website for further information.
The Department of Education and P&Cs Qld work together to support state school P&Cs under a partnership agreement.
Under the agreement, a P&C services manager is funded by the department and based at P&Cs Qld.
P&Cs Qld supports principals and P&Cs with the full range of P&C matters and provides access to professional development opportunities for P&Cs.
For further information on P&Cs Qld, visit the
P&Cs Qld website.
Procedures and key documents
The following may inform and support P&C functions and operations.