Macquarie Fields High School

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P&C Minutes June 2020

PARENTS AND CITIZENS MEETING MINUTES

2020 Annual General Meeting

DATE:

15 June, 2020

VENUE:

School Hall

MEETING OPENED:

6:50 PM

ATTENDANCE:

Luisa Trieu, Heather Costa, Justin Perrett, Hitesh Chandra, Dinakar Prabhakar, Anna Grocholsky, Soudara Siriphokha, Marianne Amos, Dan Amos.

APOLOGIES:

Veronica Mafi, Patricia Grocholsky, Sokka Ung, Babitha Ganapathy.

MEETING:

Opened by Justin Perrett.

P&C Membership:

As per listing.

Minutes from last meeting tabled and approved. Moved by Dan Amos Seconded by Anna Grocholsky.

BUSINESS ARISING FROM LAST YEAR’S MINUTES:

  • Nil.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT:

Thank you to everyone and thank you to all the office bearer’s for all their work for the P&C and our Parent’s and Carer’s support of the school.

TREASURER’S REPORT:

  • Thank you to Mr Doug Logan for doing the audit of the P&C Cheque Account again this year.
  • ANZ Bank Balance $57302.95 as at 12.02.2020.
  • Treasurer’s Report tabled and approved. Moved by Dan Amos, Seconded by Dinakar Prabhakar.
  • PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

Thank you to the P&C for all their assistance and support. Thank you for the financial assistance

supporting the school where possible. Report held over to General Meeting.

VOTING:

  • President: nominated Dan Amos by Marianne Amos, seconded by Dinakar Prabhakar. Dan Amos elected as President.
  • Treasurer: nominated Hitesh Chandra by Dan Amos, seconded by Dinakar Prabhakar. Hitesh Chandra elected as Treasurer.
  • Secretary: nominated Dinakar Prabhakar by Dan Amos, seconded by Hitesh Chandra. Dinakar Prabhakar elected as Secretary.
  • 1st Vice President: nominated Anna Grocholsky by Dan Amos, Seconded by Dinakar Prabhakar. Anna Grocholsky elected as 1st Vice President.
  • 2nd Vice President: nominated Soudara Siriphokha by Dan Amos, Seconded by Hitesh Chandra. Soudara Siriphokha elected as 2nd Vice President.

Meeting closed by Justin Perrett at 7 PM.

PARENTS AND CITIZENS MEETING MINUTES

DATE:

15th June, 2020.

VENUE:

School Hall

MEETING OPENED:

7 PM

ATTENDANCE:

Luisa Trieu, Heather Costa, Justin Perrett, Hitesh Chandra, Dinakar Prabhakar, Anna Grocholsky, Soudara Siriphokha, Marianne Amos, Dan Amos.

APOLOGIES:

Veronica Mafi, Patricia Grocholsky, Sokka Ung, Babitha Ganapathy.

BUSINESS ARISING FROM LAST MONTH’S MINUTES:

Nil

CORRESPONDENCE IN:

Bank Statements, P&C Magazine.

CORRESPONDENCE OUT:

Nil

TREASURER’S REPORT:

Balance $57302.95 Feb 2020.

MFHS School P&C Fees $9008.80.

Total Balance $66311.75.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT:

It has been a very difficult year and time.

RELIEVING PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

Justin:

  • June Newsletter published
  • Semester Awards - Our normal Semester Awards Ceremony has been cancelled, however we will still be acknowledging our students for their dedication to their studies with letters and certificates to be issued. I look forward to presenting these to our students at the end of Term Two.
  • Year 12 Reports and Higher School Certificate (HSC) Trial Examinations - Our Year 12 reports have been posted to our students and their families. I strongly encourage our parents/carers to read these reports with their children. The reports provide valuable feedback and should be used by our students to improve their performance in their HSC.
  • Our Trial HSC Examinations are scheduled to start on July 30 and conclude on August 14.
  • Staffing Update - Congratulations to Ms Sangeeta Hegde who has been successful in gaining a substantive role at our school as Head Teacher Teaching and Learning. Ms Hegde has an exemplary record of outstanding teaching and leadership and we are very lucky to have her at our school. I am also excited to announce that Ms Monica Vij will be joining our Mathematics Faculty as a classroom teacher.

Reporting Update

  • Please be advised that there has been a delay in the completion of our Years 7-11 reports due to COVID 19. We are in the process of writing our Year 11 reports and we are modifying the design of our Year 7 - Year 10 reports. Our revised publication date will be provided.

Transforming the Physical Environment at MFHS – We have recently had a range of

  • outdoor seating installed around the school and this includes bench seats that have been put into our Bus Bay Area. This area can now accommodate over 100 students. Improving our physical environment has been and will continue to be an important whole school improvement. In addition to the newly constructed seating areas our school has also seen our physical environment improve with the following projects:
    • Garden areas at the front of school and inside school being transformed
    • Outdoor chess table
    • Increase in bench seating in quadrangle area
    • Values Garden
    • Sincerity Garden
    • Re-design of the Memorial Garden
    • Transformation of our Outdoor Shelter
    • Transformation of our Agricultural space being re-designed as an Environmental Learning Space. This space features an Aboriginal Garden and a community garden area referred to as “The Patch”
    • Indoor and outdoor gym spaces
    • Tables and benches being painted in our school colours
    • The hall being transformed with the installation of over 65 flags that represented our school. We still have some other flags to be displayed.

I need to acknowledge the great work of Mr Don Dean, Mr Roger Worthington and Mr Kevin Testa. Furthermore, a huge thanks to Mrs Jasmine Brooker for her administrative support.

This is an impressive list and it was pleasing to see the feedback that was provided from our Year 12 students who graduated in 2019. A number of these students made special mention of how our physical environment had improved. There is still much work to do and we should be very excited about other projects that can be completed to improve our school environment.

TERM 3 EVENTS:

  • NAIDOC WEEK: Week 1 Term 3
  • Trial Examinations: Our Trial HSC Examinations are scheduled to start on July 30 and conclude on August 14
  • Taster Week Year 10: Week 3

DP’S REPORT:

Heather/Luisa

  • Lowes send apologies for not being able to attend tonight’s meeting. Samples of uniforms displayed. Heather scheduled to have meeting with Lowes. Cuffs an additional $15.
  • Professional Learning. Luisa spoke about outcomes of recent months and taking on learning and the use of technology.
  • Analysing data from COVID.
  • An Office Duty Booklet has been designed to engage students whilst performing school duty with puzzles, cultural ideas, challenges etc.
  • Year 10 Taster Week.
  • Year 12 Trials.
  • Year 12 Holiday Workshops.
  • Year 12 Graduation & Formal.
  • Year 9 Mentoring Programs.
  • Year 8-11 Selective Exams to go ahead 1.8.2020.

GENERAL BUSINESS:

  • Parent vote for the Lowes uniform samples. Vote was agreed by the P&C for go ahead with the uniforms. Heather to follow up at meeting with Lowes on pricing and material. Thank you to Soudara and Patricia for their work on the panel.
  • Justin spoke about how it was great to have school back with children, teachers and staff.
  • Virtual Variety Night to come.
  • Thank you to Hitesh for being on the Out of Area Panel.
  • Upcoming panel for School Principal position. Participant’s names put forward to the Director, (Dan Amos, Anna Grocholsky, Soudara Siriphokha, and Hitesh Chandra).
  • Anna thanked school for work done with COVID.
  • Anna requests a wish list from school and P&C.
    • Justin spoke about a few possible projects and areas in need of attention around the school.
    • The area in front of the school library. This is problem when it rains. A quote for concreting.
    • Gym tiles.
    • Refurbishment of the Senior Area.
    • Upgrade to school kitchens.
  • Hitesh asks about the protocol of sick bay and students sent home.

Meeting Closed:

8 PM

Next Meeting:

Monday August 17, 2020. 6:30PM.