How do you ensure that everyone in your school community knows about the great work your Parent Club is doing? How do you ensure everyone feels welcome to join in the Club’s activities and have their say?
This section contains lots of practical advice about how to build active participation in your Parent Club.
Building participation and support
Why do parents join a Parent Club? Most parents join a parent club because they are interested in their child’s education and wish to be
Keeping in touch with members
Here are some methods you can use to keep in touch with your members. Email groups Email groups such as Google Groups can be useful.
Know your school community
Every community – and every school – has different demographics, different strengths and different needs. What are the needs in your school community? How will
Practical tips to build participation
Here are some practical tips on how to build participation in your club. Always designate a personable contact to liaise with parents. If the President
Public speaking – top ten tips
It’s only natural to be a little nervous before giving a speech. These tips are designed to help you overcome your nervousness, and will help
Publicity outside the school
The main forms of media which are commonly used by the wider community: Online Print Media Radio Here are a few guiding principles when using
As a Parent Club you will often need to get publicity for the campaigns or events you run. It may be to publicise the good
Publicity within the school
Your club can bring these principles into action by using various publicity methods. Some of these methods are school community-based. Online In the digital age,
Re-inventing a Parent Club for busy parents
This article is reproduced, with permission, from the ACT Council of P&C Association‘s ParentACTion magazine, Term 2 2022. Note that in the ACT, the Parent
Different parents will join the Parent Club for different reasons. Some may be interested in organising social events and fundraisers, others in discussing current issues,
The school website
The school website is (or should be!) a one-stop-shop for information about the school. It will be used by parents and carers to download documents,
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