Purpose of Parents Club
Working in cooperation with the Principal and School Council, the Club aims to:
contribute to the wellbeing of the school community
encourage the participation of all parents in the life of the school and the education of their children
provide opportunities for parents to get to know each other and to be informed about their child’s school
provide opportunities for parents to extend their understanding of school operations, and general education policy
contribute to proposals on school policy and other educational issues (as identified or discussed with the Principal or School Council)
raise funds for the benefit of the school.
Parents’ Club Values
The Club commits to upholding the following values:
clear and honest two-way communication
democratic, informed decision-making.
All parents are welcome to attend Parents Club meetings.
Horsham West Parent's Club
New members bring fresh ideas and different approaches that our Parents’ Club can embrace, allowing us to move with the times. Whether you are experiencing school for the first time or you have children already at the school, we invite you to come and see what our Parents’ Club is all about.
The Horsham West Parents’ Club has created a Facebook page to communicate with you, our school community. This page will be used for information and reminders about activities at our school. Check out updates from the Horsham West Campus Parents Club below.
Despite the challenges of 2020, the determined members of the West Parents Club still achieved many great things!
During 2020, the Parents Club contributed over $8,000 towards school projects.
$1,000 for new books for Year 1 and 2
$5,000 towards new prep table and chairs
$600 for Year 6 medallions for the graduation
$175 on prizes for the Remote Learning Walking Challenge
$250 for new prep chair bags
We have also set aside funds for more major projects which will happen in 2021 totaling almost $16,000
$2,000 for the Prep C pergola
$10,000 for external painting (courtesy of the Fete for Paint held in 2016)
$2,300 for a gazebo to be used at sporting events
$1,500 towards a joint purchase with Haven Parents Club for an inflatable movie screen
During 2020 we had to put many of our normal activities on hold, but where we could run an activity, we have enjoyed amazing support from the school community.
This year's Easter Raffle raised $2,500
The Conway's Pie Fundraiser sold $14,675 worth of pies (an amazing effort for amazing pies) earning a profit of $2,500.
Looking forward to 2021 we are targeting our fundraising efforts towards assisting the school with canteen renovations.
We have some exciting ideas and items to offer to families and students, such as jackets similar to Horsham College and future Pizza days, so look out in 2021!
Haven Parent's Club
We have an active Parents’ Club Committee that meets once a month ~ check our calendar on the homepage for meeting dates and times.
We welcome new parents, their ideas and enthusiasm to our committee. Money is raised to purchase general items and resources for the children.
The Haven Primary School Parents' Club has created a Facebook page to communicate with you, our school community. This page will be used for information and reminders about activates at our school. Check out updates from the Haven Campus Parents Club below.
During 2019, the Haven Parents’ Club funded:
Learning materials - $92.03
Classroom Books - $297.30
Grade 6 graduation gifts - $287.64
Fresh Fruit Tuesdays - $756.40
Sports Uniforms - $750
Top Ten Numeracy Library - $1,599
The big achievement for 2019 was hosting "Run for Cover", a colour run obstacle course which successfully raised over $14,000. This money is the Haven Parents’ Club contribution towards a planned new multipurpose building at the Haven campus.
The Haven Parents’ Club hosts many activities throughout the year. Some of the regular programs include:
Fresh Fruit Tuesdays – Every Tuesday, fruit is prepared and delivered to each classroom. All the fruit is supplied and cut up by helpers.
Monday BBQ – Parents cook a barbecue each Monday, so children can enjoy a hot lunch.
Mother’s Day Stall – We provide the children the opportunity to go shopping for a special gift in a supported environment.
Meal Deals - once a term we organise a pre-ordered lunchtime "deal" that includes a drink and special snack. Usually a "treat" food that the kids look forward to and gives parents a break from packing sandwiches!
During 2020, we look forward to the planning and construction of our new building. We have plans for new fundraising activities that are family friendly and we are always looking at ways to spend money to improve the opportunities for children's learning and experiencing fun at Haven campus.