The P&C Association meets each month, usually on the first Monday. The Meetings are held in the Resource Centre (Library) and begin promptly at 5.30 pm. A supper is provided at each meeting.
P&C operations in brief
The Association provides much needed funding to supplement the school funds. In 2010 the P&C contributed $30,000 towards the air conditioning of 'I' block. This was higher than what is usually contributed to the school for the continual upgrading and maintenance of the computer equipment used by the students, but this project was considered more important and accumulated reserves were used to compliment our usual contribution. The P&C also contributed $4,000 in support of the Chaplaincy Program after the Federal Government reduced it's financial support to this worthwhile service to the school. Other assistance to the school included $2000 towards replacing sports uniforms and $1,000 towards cost of producing the 'Back to the 80's' musical.
The financial assistance scheme for high achievers has been formalised and criteria has been made available to all students and parents/carers. This 'P&C Student Endeavour Policy' is there to assist those individuals or teams who achieve and compete at State or National level. Information and application forms are available via the Student Endeavour drop down.
P&C affiliation with QCPCA
Our P&C is affiliated with the Queensland Council of Parents & Citizens’ Association (QCPCA). Our annual affiliation fee pays for the insurance on Canteen operations and for volunteer workers at the school.
Music Support Group
The Music Support Group (MSG) meets each month, usually the third Thursday. The meetings are held upstairs in A Block, the end room on the right hand side and commence at 5.30pm.
Music Support Group in brief
This is a small group of volunteers dedicated in supporting the extra-curricular program in the Performing Arts at Ayr State High School. Through our fundraising efforts we provide much needed financial aid to help support the Choir, Band and Drama Groups in their endeavours. The newly renovated Drama room with sound system and lighting is a good example of where our funds are used.
The group also provides uniforms for the band and choir, pays for servicing of musical instruments as well as purchasing new instruments when needed.
In addition to this we contribute significantly to the School Musical and Music Camps. Extra-curricular groups involved: Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Choir, School Musical and Drama Festival.
How can you help?
The Music Support Group is always looking for new helpers at our weekly BINGO sessions. At present helpers are only required once every 7-8 weeks for a few hours on a Saturday afternoon.
Please consider lending a hand, it’s an enjoyable afternoon and your child will benefit directly from the funds raised. If you would like to join our committee you are also very welcome to attend meetings but this is not compulsory.