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P&C
As partners in the education process, parents/caregivers have a right and a responsibility to play an active role in the education of their children. The P&C enables parents and citizens to meet together to determine the needs and aspirations of the school community.
P & C meetings provide a forum for parents to learn about the activities at the school, raise concerns and have input into the decisions affecting their children.
P & C meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month in the Staff Room.  They start at 6.30 pm and we try to be finished by 8.00 pm.  We would love to see you all there.
If you have any suggestions, questions or enquiries please email pandc@tannsandss.eq.edu.au
Family Contribution Scheme
One of the primary goals of the P&C is to raise funds for our school, to ensure students receive the very best educational opportunities. The P&C’s main form of fundraising is the Family Contribution Scheme (or levy), where each family is asked to make an annual payment to the P&C.
The Family Contribution Levy eliminates the need for numerous major fundraising ventures such as school fairs, chocolate drives and raffles which require many people to organise and carry out the work.
The amount of money we receive from these contributions is reflected in the size of the donations given to the school every year by the P&C. If the levy is not well-supported by parents, there will be added pressure to fundraise in other ways, which can often be time-consuming.

Required contribution:

1 child $60
2 children $90
3 or more children $120
 
Methods of Payment
1.       Direct Debit
Please use your surname and child’s class as reference, eg: HOWARD6M
 
Commonwealth Bank
BSB: 06 4705
ACC No: 1045 2978
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2.       Cash or Credit Card – Please pay at Uniform Shop
 
Uniform Shop Hours – Monday 8.30 to 9.30
                                          Alternate Wednesday 2.30 to 3.30
 
Why do we need a levy?
Fundraising is required to cover the short-fall between government funding and what our students need for a better education. Government funding provides only for the costs of instruction, administration and basic facilities (Queensland Education Act 2006). Additional funding is not provided for other improvements or resources. The P & C guarantees an $8000 donation to the school every year.  We also contribute to licences for Mathletics and Lexia. 
 
Literacy & Information Technology
$ 2 ,000.00
Numeracy
$ 1,000.00
Science
$    500.00
Library
$ 2,000.00
Sports & Active Learning
$ 1,000.00
Music
 $   500.00
Cultural (including Cultural Awareness Day,
High School Musical, Under 8s stall, Grade 6 Graduation
 
$ 1,000.00
  
Other fundraising
In addition to the levy, the P&C holds a number of minor fundraisers that are well established and well supported within our school community. These events not only help raise funds for the school, but provide a welcome service for busy families.
Tuckshop Convenor Maree O’Toole co-ordinates a number of novelty Tuckshop days with themes, such as State of Origin (featuring maroon and blue colour scheme), and St Patrick’s Day (green colour scheme). Mrs O’Toole also caters for the school’s discos and co-ordinates the annual Christmas raffle, which is run in conjunction with the end-of-year concert.
Long-serving P&C member Nicola Chant co-ordinates the annual Mother’s Day (May) and Father’s Day (September) stalls. These stalls are held in the Hall in the week leading up to the celebration, and feature a huge range of gifts, ranging from $2 through to $10. Our students love the opportunity to bring along some money and choose a gift for their mum, dad or special someone. And our families love the fact they don’t have to make an extra trip to the shops! The P&C appreciates the wonderful volunteers who help with sorting and selling the merchandise.
In recent years, we have found that larger amounts of money need to be raised so we can commit to larger projects. The Swim-a-thon, co-ordinated by Physical Education teacher Gretchen Baldwin in conjunction with the P&C, has been very well-supported. Fifty per cent of the profit from this activity goes directly towards the funding of a much-needed oval upgrade.  The remainder is dispersed to the Physical Education program and towards the school by way of donations from the P&C for additional resources.
 
Book Packs
In 2015, Tannum Sands State School P&C introduced a new service – the provision of Student Packs through a third-party supplier, Kookaburra Educational Resources. This allows parents to go online and order their child’s full list of school supplies for the coming year at competitive prices, with the option of home delivery or pick-up from the school. To order, go to www.kookaburra.com.au/studentpacks
Password: studentpack