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ABOUT THE SCHOOL ASSOCIATION

Our Moonah Primary School community is made up of parents, carers and staff members who contribute their ideas, skills and time in many different and important ways.

But did you know that parents, staff and students are also automatically members of the School Association? Your ideas and opinions are valuable and valued!

 

Your Moonah Primary School Association committee is here to work with you to help shape the beliefs, values and priorities of the school, as well as school policies and general operations and management of the school. We aim to support the school for the benefit of all students.

 

The SA meets four to six times per year, usually on a Monday at 3pm. Notice of meeting dates is given on the MPS Facebook page and in the school newsletter. We’d love you to come along- it’s a great way to find out more about how the school is run, and connect with Kathy (principal), other parents, carers and staff members. We aim to keep the meetings to around an hour, and kids are welcome to come along and read in the library.

 

More information about how School Associations operate in Tasmanian Public Schools can be found at www.education.tas.gov.au/Community-and-Providers/Pages/School-Associations.aspx 

 

THE SCHOOL ASSOCIATION COMMITTEE

 

We’d like to introduce the School Association committee members. They would love to hear from anyone who has anything relating to the school they want to raise with the committee. Please feel free to contact them via email mpsa.officebearer1@gmail.com or have a yarn face-to-face if you see these three around the school!

 

Our 2018 SA committee, L to R: Liz, Michelle and Claire

 

Liz Jay, Vice Chair

I’m mum to Levi who is in Prep. Moonah Primary School has always been close to my heart both as a parent and as a Moonah Primary scholar. Many years ago the school gave me so much support and so many opportunities as a student and being a part of the school association and actively engaging in the school community is my way of giving something back.

 

Michelle Kilpatrick, Chair

I’m mum to George (Grade 6) and Charlotte (Grade 4) who have both been at Moonah Primary since kindergarten. Moonah was not just our local school; we chose Moonah because of the sense of community and we fell in love with the kitchen garden program.

I started coming along to school association meetings when George started school because I wanted to learn about the school and find ways to help where I could. I also believe it’s really important to try to support our teachers and principal who work so hard to support our kids. Contributing to the school association committee is just one of the ways we can do this. I’d love to hear from anyone who has anything relating to the school they want to raise with the committee.

 

Claire Barker, Secretary

My motivation to be a part of the school association is to be of service and help our school community continue to do its fantastic work.

 

CONTACT US

 

Do you have an issue to bring to the attention of the committee but can’t make it to the meeting?

 

Please email mpsa.officebearer1@gmail.com or leave your details at the school office and someone from the committee will get back to you.

 

How to view SA meeting agendas and minutes

 

  • Facebook: The meeting agenda is posted on Facebook one week prior to the meeting
  • Online: You can view SA meeting agendas and minutes Dropbox- please email mpsa.officebearer1@gmail.com and submit your email address
  • Hard copies of meeting agendas and minutes are available to view in the school office