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The next P&C meeting will be held on

Tuesday, 11 June 2024 - 6:30pm

at Rous PS

All welcome!

A History of Our Bonfire.

“What better way to get rid of all those dropped branches and prunings collected during a working bee than with a bonfire! And given that there were a few families involved, why not BBQ a few sausages and make an evening of it?”

Based on recounts I’ve heard this is how our Bonfire evening originated. Although it has evolved into a much more substantial occasion since the first one back in 1980, it still operates in a manner true to its origins….. a community BBQ and Bonfire. I can’t say whether fireworks were involved in the original, but they are definitely a significant attraction at our current event.

Part of the Bonfire’s evolution has led to it being a valuable fundraiser for us. And based on conversations with people in P&C’s from other schools, an enviable one at that. The fact that we have just the one event, where we rely on all the community pitching in, sets us apart from other schools. As does the money raised per student, which of course is what the funds ultimately go towards, providing resources for all our kids.


P&C Committee 2023

President: Melissa Towner
Vice President 1: Bronwyn Wade
Vice President 2: Renate McGivern
Secretary: Veronica Silver
Treasurer: Pat Gillett
Assistant Treasurer: Julia Hayman
Fundraising Coordinator: Kirby Johnston
Canteern Supervisor: Zoe Gillett
Canteen Committee: Marilyn Tess