Ithaca Creek has a culture and history of strong parental involvement in the School. Each year, hundreds of parents are involved in one way or another. Inside the classroom is one way, be it reading to students, assisting with art class or helping the learning program in some other way. Other forms of involvement relate to events and fund-raising, from helping at tuckshop (a great way to meet people), to providing goods for raffles and events, and running food stalls at our big events. As well, there is considerable scope for parents to use their work-related and professional skills, from such things as using business and management skills to run the sub-committee services; architectural/planning skills to assist with capital and grounds development; or grant-writing skills to access external funds.

Our philosophy is that all parents have something to offer, and something to gain, from being involved in the life of the School. In the great democratic tradition of public education, we also strongly believe that all parents are equally valuable, and that every contribution, whether it's helping at tuckshop or lobbying politicians, is equally important.

All parents at Ithaca Creek can be members of the Parents and Citizens Association. Incorporated by statute under the Education Act, there's a P&C Association in every school. The main role of the P&C is to assist the School, which is done through being the voice of parents on policy issues, and providing advice to the Principal from time to time on operational matters. On a practical level, the P&C is the body which organises events such as movie night, trivia night, and gift stalls for Mother’s and Father’s day. The aim of these events is two-fold. Community engagement is one aim, so that parents and kids can be involved in the life of the school, have a bit of fun, and get to know each other. The second purpose is to raise funds for the School. Such funds are allocated to the School annually and are usually spent on learning-related items which benefit the majority of students eg computer technology support, whole-school enrichment, or extra curriculum materials.

The P&C also runs some services such as the Tuckshop and Uniform shop, Outside school hours care and Swimming club. The mechanism for running these parent-friendly services is via sub-committees made up of interested parents. These services have paid employees, as well as volunteer parents, and the sub-committees are there to manage the operation, and make sure the services remain viable, and useful for parents.

ICSS Parents and Citizens Association Contacts

P&C EXECUTIVE 2016 Elected Representative­s, as elected by P&C members, and typically attending all P&C General Meetings
Position Name Contact Responsibilities
President Robert Dunne pandcpresident@icsspandc.com
Jack 6/5E, George 2/1G and Hugh 3yrs
Improving the schools learning opportunities.
Oversight of P&C governance and implementation of P&C responsibilities
​Vice President Julie Evans pandcvp3@icsspandc.com
Liv 4/3C, Yumi 2/1E
Supporting the President’s responsibilities
Succession planning
Assisting the delivery of learning programs
​Vice President ​Simon Bliss pandcvp2@icsspandc.com
Rory 6/5A, Digby 2/1C and Eliza 2/1F
Supporting the Secretary’s responsibilities
Strategic Partnerships
Vice President Tim Robinson pandcvp1@icsspandc.com
Ellen 2/1G
Supporting the Treasurer’s responsibilities
Assisting the delivery of the school’s identified projects
Treasurer Rob Kneebone pandctreasurer@icsspandc.com
Katie 2/1C, & Isabelle 2½ years
Coordinating finance, banking and auditing
Works Committee
Secretary Michelle Isaac pandcsecretary@icsspandc.com
Charlie 2/1G
The P&C one point of all contact for inward and outward correspondence
Coordinating P&C communications through the school with parents and class representatives
Recording minutes of P&C general meetings
Corporate Governance Compliance
Nominated Representatives, as nominated by P&C Executive, welcome but not expected to attend all P&C General Meetings
​Outside of School Care ​Nick Bailey oshcchair@icsspandc.com
Elliot 6/5, Lauren 4/3, Joshua 2/1
All OSHC activities and overseeing the recruitment, training and retention of 5 permanent staff plus casual support.
​​Events Miranda Robinson eventschair@icsspandc.com
Ellen 2/1G
Events and activities engaging parents, students and staff typically within the school grounds
Swim Club ​​Justin Wells swimclubchair@icsspandc.com
Matilda 6/5E
All swim club activities and the recruitment, training and retention of volunteers
​Tuck Shop / Uniform Shop Sharon Ley sharonley@yahoo.com
(07) 3514 9333 (Tuesday, Friday)
Sophie 6/5, Rosa Grade 10
All tuckshop and uniform shop activities and coordinating the recruitment training and retention of up to 50 volunteers
Grants Tammy Jones grants@icsspandc.com
Naomi 4/3F, Lyndon 2/1G
Identifying potential supporters and key dates and coordinating documentation seeking support
Forums Amy Doyle forums@icsspandc.com
Mariamne 2/1A, Fanjian 2/1B, Vanescia 4 years old
Identifying and organizing suitable speakers and topics for the schools Learning Leaders Forums and wellbeing program
​Mystery Festival Steph Tickle mysteryfestival@icsspandc.com
Mia 6/5C and Romany 6/5E and Sam
Responsible for recruiting, acting, directing, producing and organising the Mystery Festival
Communications ​Position vacant communications@icsspandc.com Social Media Coordinator
External communications with government representatives, community noticeboards and media
ICT Ben Sullivan ict@icsspandc.com
Chloe 6/5A, Finlay 4/3A and Jasper 2/1C
Improving the accessibility of information available on the school website and coordinating the most efficient means of booking and paying for events
Photographer Julie Vermeir photographer@icsspandc.com Capturing and hosting images of the schools activities that encourages people to get involved
Videographer and Designer Rod Smith rod.smith@greenflare.com.au
Alec 2/1C
Promoting school activities in a video format and design of the student newspaper Creeky Chronicles
Works ​Position vacant works@icsspandc.com Organizing a working bee each term and coordinating the parents, staff, students, builders, skilled trades’ people and any people willing to assist
Infrastructure ​Position vacant Planning, scheduling and liaising with volunteers, engineers, architects, project managers or any parents, students and staff willing to assist delivering the identified school projects
Partnerships ​Position vacant Identifying and encouraging the support of educators, organizations and people who can improve the learning opportunities for the school
Venue Hire ​Position vacant Identifying and coordinating people and organizations that would like to use the schools underutilized assets
Book Keeper Amanda Hutchinson amanda.hutch@optusnet.com.au Paid book keeper maintaining the P&C’s monthly accounts
Auditor ​Agilis Accounts ​​(07) 3510 5100 agilisaccounts.com.au Paid annual auditor of P&C accounts


You can nominate for any of the positions vacant, volunteer to support a subcommittee or become the class representative for your child’s class – 21 volunteers are required each year.

People are welcome at any time to offer ideas, assistance or support to any of the P&C roles directly or contact pandcpresident@icsspandc.com or call 0418 888 840.

Photo of Current P&C Executive from the AGM 2016

Photo of Current P&C Executive from the AGM 2016

From left to right:

  • Vice President Tim Robinson
  • Vice President Simon Bliss
  • Secretary Michelle Issac
  • Vice President Julie Evans
  • President Robert Dunne
  • Treasurer Rob Kneebone

Parent Representative Class Contact List 2016

Prep A Jessica Grealy jgrealy@yahoo.com
​Prep B Natasha Forrest ncforrest@gmail.com
​Prep C Andrea McCullen andreasnccullen@bigpond.com
2/1A Megan McCullagh meggsy 16@hotmail.com
2/1B Penny Somerville pennysomerville25@gmail.com
2/1C Selina Bliss selinabliss@me.com
2/1D Debra Hudson debramhudson@gmail.com
2/1E Julie Evans julie@glendalehomes.com.au
2/1F Caroline Blenkey carolineblenkev@gmail.com
2/1G Miranda Robinson miranda robinson@hotmail.com
​4/3A Christine Ewin christine ewin@hotmail.com
4/3B Rachel Lansberg rae.lansberg@gmail.com
4/3C Julie Evans julie@glendalehomes.com.au
4/3D TBA ​​TBA
4/3E Lorraine Jones ​​kreisjones@optusnet.com.au
4/3F Andrea Lovely ​​ lovelya01@yahoo.co.uk
6/5A Julie Gieser ​​DWI25101@bigpond.net.au
6/5B Karen Armstrong ​​Karen.Armstrong@uchealth.com.au
6/5C Simone Andrews ​​ kelwinjillard@iprimus.com.au
6/5D Julie Dean ​​jdean@sph.uq.edu.au
6/5E Justine Wells ​​gis@optusnet.com.au
Strings Sue Alderton ​​missjacaranda@gmail.com
Choir Helen Sabel ​​missjacaranda@gmail.com
Band Penny Williams ​​pennywilliamsPoptusnet.com.au