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Did you know?

The Harbord P&C is a not for profit business which turns over more than $2m per year.

In only the last few years, the P&C has donated almost half a million dollars back into the school.

Harbord P&C interesting facts;

  • The P&C represents the voice of Parents back to the school and visa versa
  • The P&C runs the Canteen, OOSH and the Uniform Shop
  • The P&C has various committees and a fundraising teams – all staffed by volunteer parents
  • In only the last few years, the P&C has donated almost half a million dollars back into the school for initiatives we care about, such as;
    1. The new Covered Outdoor Learning Area (COLA)
    2. Kindy playground equipment replacement
    3. Managed negotiations with the council for changes to road/pedestrian safety around the school
    4. Funding of air-con units in year 2 block
    5. Classroom furniture upgrades
    6. School grounds renovations 
    7. Facilitated bike policy review by the school
    8. Audit of solar panels and assessment of educational opportunities through our renewable energy
    9. Implementing sustainability measures to encourage students to bring less waste to school, reduce plastics, landfill and improve recycling facilities. 

Who runs the P&C?

Whilst the P&C has a number of fantastic paid staff who work for OOSH, the Canteen and the Uniform Shop, a small group of Volunteer parents actually manage the overall running of the P&C business.

The work is extremely rewarding for those who are passionate about their area of expertise.

Currently, less than 5% of the school, officially support the P&C as a member. And very few people come to our online meetings to debate and vote on issues, allocate spending of funds and hear updates from the School Leadership team.  

We warmly invite families to be an active member of our school community, by officially joining the P&C and becoming involved in the committee.

Each year children graduate from the school, with them we also lose P&C members and Executive Committee members, along with all their knowledge and experience.

It’s imperative that new parents join us, to pitch in, to voice opinions, to represent the new cohort of classes and to find future parents who will pick up the mantle of roles within the Executive Committee, such as President, Vice President, Treasurer etc.

We also sometimes just need helpful hands and good ideas!

Your time is precious and none of us are idle! The more help we have, the less the burden on others. Plus, we're a friendly bunch...

Will you jump in and join us?

Ready to pay your 50 cent annual fee, to be eligible to vote? Sign up here

Information on our monthly meetings here.


*numbers rounded up and correct at the time of writing, May 2021 ** percentage based on 800 families having one P&C member.


 Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
- Helen Keller