P & C
At Main Arm the P&C works closely with the school to enhance our children’s education. Being part of the P&C means having a say in decisions which affect your child and knowing what changes are on the horizon. We are involved in discussions on a range of matters from school excursions, to extracurricular activities, to fundraising, to school improvements.
We’re a friendly bunch and welcome any and all contributions large and small. Come along and get to know the other parents, make a difference to the school and enjoy a good cuppa’ and afternoon tea.
We meet once at the beginning of each term and then again as required. We keep in contact throughout the year using Basecamp which is an online project management and communication tool.
How do I get involved?
Simply come to a meeting or let Annette in the school office know you’d like to help.
In the past few years we have been able to benefit the school in many ways including the funding of extracurricular activities: Indonesian, drumming and music; the purchase of furniture and equipment: outdoor seating, library seating; arranging funding and building of covered walkways; supporting the “Rainbow Awards” through the school canteen; assisting with funding for swimming and surfing lessons and other school excursions and donation of funds for books for the school library.
When is the canteen open?
Fridays from 9.00am – 11.45am
What food is available?
We have a range of healthy meat and vegetarion options. For details have a look at the Canteen Menu
Can I volunteer?
Yes. Our canteen is operated entirely by parent volunteers. Any assistance you can lend either by doing a rostered day or helping with some cooking would be greatly appreciated. Please contact the office if you are able to lend a hand.
What if I volunteer and I can’t make it on the day?
You can try and swap with another volunteer or contact the canteen manager as early as possible.
How do I order?
Children need to bring their lunch order and money in a reusable ziplock bag. It is important for parents to discuss their children’s lunch order with them, especially kindy students, so they know what they have ordered.
What is required?
Each child will need a school uniform which consists of the red collared t-shirt with the school logo, black skirt or pants and covered shoes. A broad brimmed hat must be worn outdoors at all times. There is also a range of extra uniform options available. Have a look at Uniforms for further details
Where do I get the school uniform?
The school carries stock of the official red t-shirt and a school broad brimmed hat which can be purchased through the school office. The uniform options are available through the school office and Mokea Designs in Mullumbimby.
What is after school care?
Active after school care is a government funded program aimed at engaging students in fun physical activities outside of school hours.
When is after school care on?
Two afternoons per week from 2.45 – 3.45pm. Days will depend on facilitators.
How do the children get home?
There are free buses which take children on the Main Arm Valley bus to their normal stops or drop off at the Main Arm Store and the Mullumbimby Newsagent only.
What activities are there?
There is a range of activities which include dance, circus skills, play for life games, zumba and boxation. Activities depend on which facilitators are available.
How do I arrange for my child to attend?
You’ll need to fill out an Active After School Care form and return it to the school office. Children need to commit to the entire 7 week program.