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The Newtown State School Parents and Citizens Association (P&C) strives to:

  • support the Newtown State School to deliver its vision “Every Day, Every Child, Excellence in Education”, and
  • connect the school and broader Newtown community to enhance the whole school experience.


The P&C Association works in conjunction with the Newtown State School Principal and staff, and on behalf of the broader school community to deliver objectives as outlined in the P&C Strategic Plan. A good school greatly depends on an active and interested Association.

The philosophy of the Newtown State School P&C is that all parents have something to offer, and something to gain, from being involved with the life of the school. We strongly believe that all parents are equally valuable, and that every contribution, whether it’s helping at tuckshop or lobbying politicians, is equally important.

General Meetings of the Newtown State School P&C are held each second Tuesday in the month from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm in the Resource Centre (library). Reports are emailed to all members prior to the meeting and a hard copy is available to reading from 6.15 pm.

All parents and carers at Newtown State School can be members of the Newtown State School P&C. Members receive newsletters, minutes of meetings and other information via email. To become a member of our P&C, please print the Membership Application form and bring it to the next meeting. If you’d prefer, just come to a meeting – you don't have to join, but it can be a rewarding experience! Everyone is welcome! You do have to be a member to vote on any motions.

Office bearers for positions on the P&C Executive are elected at the Annual General Meeting held early in a new year. Positions include President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and leaders of various sub-committees.

If you’d like to contact a member of the executive of the Newtown P&C, you can leave a message in the pigeon – hole at the school administration office or send an email to: PandC@newtownss.eq.edu.au
If you’d like to contact the President directly you can send an email to: pandcpresident@newtownss.eq.edu.au 

The main roles of the Newtown State School P&C are to:

  • foster community interest in educational matters at Newtown State School
  • support Newtown State School staff in the pursuit of increased learning outcomes and student development where possible
  • promote positive relationships between students, parents, staff and other members of the community by organising events that foster community involvement
  • maintain a positive relationship with the Department of Education, Newtown State School staff, the Parents and Citizens Associations Queensland (P&Cs Qld), and other interested stakeholders
  • participate in consultation processes by providing parent voice on policy development and operational issues related to Newtown State School
  • assist in raising sufficient funds to allow implementation of facilities and resources that are otherwise not available from Education Queensland for the benefit of students at Newtown State School
  • seek suitable paid sponsorship to financially assist the school to develop
  • ensure at all times that financial affairs are managed in accordance with guidelines
  • responsibly oversee the management of the services of the P&C; Tuckshop, Uniform Shop, School Banking, Outside School Hours Care (OSHC), noting that these services are run by paid employees and volunteers.


We look forward to your involvement.