Canterbury Public School

Participation, Equity & Excellence

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Parents and citizens association

Canterbury Public School parents and citizens' association (P&C) supports the school to provide quality education for all our children, assists in the provision of extra-curricular opportunities, works to enhance the school environment, and creates a welcoming and friendly school community. 

P&C membership is encouraged and open to all families. While participating in meetings and committees is one way to contribute and find out what's going on, we welcome all families to contribute to the school community in whatever way they can. Contact the school for details or find out more by following the P&C's Facebook page

School uniforms can be purchased online or at Pickles, Marrickvile. Follow this link for details.

P&C sub-committees

Community garden sub-committee

The Canterbury Public School community garden committee is a sub-committee of the P&C. Members meet once a month on a Saturday afternoon in the school's thriving fruit and vegetable garden. The committee also supports the Green Thumbs student club. Students work in the garden every Thursday morning before school, harvesting delicious produce to sell to the community. 

Grant writing sub-committee

The grant writing sub-committee was formed in 2019 with outstanding outcomes to date including successful grant submissions resulting in the Aboriginal garden refurbishment, improved playground spaces, enhancements to the fruit and vegetable community garden and a kitchen garden program. 

Uniform sub-committee

The uniform sub-committee consults with the school and community to make improvements to the school uniform (e.g. fabric and design) and its procurement (supplier and shipping) for the benefit of families. The uniform sub-committee is currently leading a project to redesign the school shirt. 

Music sub-committee

The Canterbury Public School music committee, a sub-committee of the P&C, was established in 2009 to research the viability of beginning a band program at Canterbury Public School. Led by Connie Emmington and a dedicated group of parents, the committee set about surveying the school community and researching schools with successful band programs. Prior to 2010, there was a recorder group and a choir available to students.

In 2010 both a school band and a string ensemble were established as part of an extra-curricular music program as an extension of the core creative arts program and school choirs. The program has gone from strength to strength and is now in its 11th year with students in the band achieving silver at BandFest and students in the string ensembles performing at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall in the NSW Festival of Instrumental Music.

We have been able to expand the music program and increase access for students across the school by buying some instruments that can be hired by students at modest rates. The music subcommittee is part of the P&C. Interested parents are encouraged to join this committee.