Term 3, Edition 1, 2015
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 WACSSO Conference Updates 
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION EXTENDED!

Affiliates - due to high demand, conference registration has been extended to Friday 7th August. Remember attendance for the first delegate from your P&C is FREE!

Visit wacsso.wa.edu.au/conference for all conference info!

GET OUR CONFERENCE APP TODAY!

For the first time this year, Conference attendees will be able to access all conference information including timetables, speaker and workshop info, agenda items, sponsor details and more on your smarthphone using the free WACSSO Conference App! Find out more...

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DISPLAY YOUR SCHOOL'S STUDENT ART!

Promote your school’s art program by registering to display your school's student art at WACSSO Conference. Interested schools are allocated one square metre of wall space to display your selected artworks. Your representative/delegate will be responsible for hanging and dismantling the art display on these dates/times:

SET UP: Friday, 21 Aug. 2pm-5pm
REMOVAL: Sunday,  23 Aug. 11.30am-2pm


To be included, please contact the WACSSO office with your name, school name, contact email and phone number before Friday 7th August on 9264 4000 or by emailing communications@wacsso.wa.edu.au.

AUSLAN INTERPRETERS AVAILABLE

We are pleased to advise that two Auslan interpreters will be provided by the WA Department of Education for the duration of Conference weekend.

Please contact the WACSSO Office on 9264 4000 or by email at info@wacsso.wa.edu.au with any queries.

AND THE iPAD WINNER IS...

Congratulations to Spencer Park Primary School P&C Association, who were drawn out as winners of the Apple iPad Air 2, after completing the School Community Contributions and Funding survey during June.

Thanks to Centrewest Insurance Brokers for sponsoring the draw.

Thank you to everyone who submitted a survey - your contribution will assist WACSSO to improve its services, and representation of all affiliates.

 ENGAGING OUTDOOR LEARNING - PROFESSIONAL LEARNING WORKSHOP

WHEN
15 August 2015

 
WHERE
Nature Play WA office, Crawley (Matilda Bay Foreshore) 
Nature Play WA is launching its first pedagogy based professional learning workshop with our Engaging Outdoor Learning session. 

This full day professional development workshop is a comprehensive introduction into the ways natural spaces in and around your school can be used as learning spaces and outdoor classrooms to help you achieve wonderfully rich and authentic learning opportunities. It is suitable for anyone within the education system interested in learning how to incorporate outdoor learning into their everyday environment. 

It covers some of the basic principles behind outdoor classroom design, setting up spaces using loose parts to enhance natural elements, how to capture students and engage them in curriculum experiences inspired by natural provocations and innate childhood behaviour. 
 
FIND OUT MORE!

P&C TRAINING

These 2.5 hour sessions cover governance, roles & responsibilities, meeting format, WACSSO’s role

Term 2, 2015 training dates are now available on https://v1.bookwhen.com/wacsso for schools in the Perth and Mandurah areas. Please follow the instructions at the top of the page to book a training session for your P&C.

P&Cs in regional areas can contact the Training & Development Officer on 08 9264 5026 to book training.

Attend a training session near you
If you would like to attend any of the following training sessions, please register your interest with the WACSSO office or email: training@wacsso.wa.edu.au  or visit our website wacsso.wa.edu.au
 
Venue Day Date Time
Broome PS Mon 27 July 6:30-9:00pm
Kununurra DHS Tue 28 July 6:30- 9:00pm
Derby DHS Wed 29 July 5:30- 8:00pm
Roebuck PS Thur 30 July 9:00-11:30am
Caversham PS Tue 4 August 9:30-12:00pm
Mindarie PS Wed 5 August 9:30-12:00pm

TRAINING IS FREE WITH AFFILIATION!

In-house training
These sessions are hosted at the Department of Education building in East Perth. They are a great networking opportunity for P&C members to exchange ideas. Light refreshments are provided and minimum numbers are required. Visit the website to view all 2015 training sessions.

Upcoming In-House Training Sessions
To attend the session below, register Online here or contact the WACSSO Office 9264 4000 or training@wacsso.wa.edu.au Please leave your full name, best contact details and name of the P&C you are representing.
 
Day Date Time
Wed Sept 9 9:30am – 12:00pm
 
Topics
Canteen Information Session
Effective Canteen Sub-Committees
Guest Speaker: WA School Canteen Association representative

Canteen Responsibilities
Employment, awards, records, dismissal best practice
Guest Speaker: Dept. of Commerce Labour Relations Division representative

WACSSO Q&A

A former AFL player and coach, now a leadership consultant, and Coaching Director for the Adelaide Crows Football Club, John Worsfold is married to Georgina and has three school and university aged children. Affiliates can hear from Woosha as he will deliver the keynote speech at WACSSO Annual Conference in August!
Describe yourself in three words - Honest, focused, restless
What is your favourite school memory? My favourite school memory was representing Western Australia in an ABC television production called Christmas Around Australia (or something like that). We were learning Italian in Year 6 and going to school in South Fremantle, my class was chosen to sing a Christmas carol in Italian, down at Cicerello’s jetty in the fishing boat harbour. I did not contribute greatly to the singing though! We were very excited about being on television.
What was your favourite school subject? Physics (is that nerdy?)
As a child, what did you want to ‘be when you grew up?’ I did not really have a goal to play AFL, but I knew I would play footy throughout my life, such was my love of the game.
Why do you think education is important? Education shapes our knowledge and gives us the ability to interpret the world’s happenings in a way that fits our personalities. Education assists us to be able to cope with the many opportunities that present themselves to us due to our practice of identification, interpretation and decision making.
What is the best part about being involved in organised sport? FUN.
What does parental engagement mean to you? It means listening and guiding without coercing. We try to help our kids comprehend things by working through it themselves with some gentle assistance from ourselves.
What piece of advice would you give to your 10 year-old self? Trust must be earned but not withheld.
Tell us a joke! When Geelong’s Billy Brownless played his first game opposed to the Eagle’s Ashley McIntosh (Milli was his nickname) he thought the Eagles players were great guys because they kept yelling down in his direction, things like “you’re going well Billy”, “keep it up Billy, you're going great” and “your winning that battle Billy you star”. Obviously, we were actually saying ‘Milli”!!

In this eNews

FAQ

 
Q. Who can a canteen employee speak to if they have a problem or a grievance?

A: Initially, the employee should speak to the canteen committee convenor. It is
recommended that: 
a) The P&C and/or the Canteen Committee develop a grievance management process. 
b) A “Liaison Person” be appointed to liaise with the paid canteen staff and the canteen sub-committee and/or P&C.
c) A job description be established for this position and be adopted by the P&C at a General Meeting.

If the P&C have elected a canteen sub-committee to carry out the management of the canteen, the P&C President is the “principal employer at law” and any paid or voluntary canteen staff may approach the President with any work related issues. The P&C President is an ex officio member of all committees of the P&C and be notified of time and dates of meetings. It is important that the P&C President is kept up to date on the activities of all P&C committees. All committees of the P&C must report to all general and/or Executive Committee meetings of the P&C in the manner determined by the P&C.

TIPS FROM THE FUNDRAISING WHISPERER!

 

Ten Tips for Running a Father’s Day Stall
 
Position Vacant: Thank You Sergeant


 
Mandy Weidmann, publisher of the Fundraising Directory and author of the Practical Fundraising Handbook for School and Club Volunteers is Australia’s Fundraising Whisperer.

You can sign up to receive her email tips here.

IS THIS YOU?

Thanks to all those that have paid their 2015/16 affiliation fees. If you paid your fees by electronic funds transfer prior to June 30, with the reference "WACSSO Insurance" could you please contact Karen Izard immediately on 9264 4004 or admin@wacsso.wa.edu.au as we have no way to identify you.

DIDN'T CATCH OUR CWORKSHOP AT THE CANTEEN CONFERENCE? IT'S ON AGAIN! 

Former Canning South State Councillor Ken Walker and Councillor for Peel Central Sheila Robinson accompanied WACSSO Training and Development Officer Richard Brand to the WA School Canteen Association's Conference on July 10 at the Perth Convention Centre.

WACSSO presented a workshop alongside WASCA on the effective and efficient running of canteen subcommittees. This workshop will be run in August at the WACSSO Annual Conference.

TELL US YOUR GOOD NEWS BY 31ST JULY TO WIN!

‘Proudly supported by “MSP Photography WA”  sponsor to the WACSSO Conference for more than 10 years!

WACSSO and MSP Photography are inviting your P&C to take an opportunity to highlight the successes and achievements of your P&C no matter how large or small, by submitting a story and image promoting your P&C and school community by July 31.

Stories will be placed in a draw for five cash prizes at WACSSO Conference on 22nd and 23rd August. A P&C delegate must be present to collect the P&C’s prize. 

Submissions can be from as little as a few paragraphs, or up to 500 words. Please send your article, which may include approved jpeg photographs to: 
Jody Quinn, Affiliate Services Officer at affiliates@wacsso.wa.edu.au  fax: 9264 4948 or by post: PO Box 6295, East Perth, WA 6892.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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WACSSO SPONSORS 2015...


WACSSO acknowledges and thanks the below sponsors to date for their generosity and support of the 2015 Annual Conference ‘Connecting the DOTS – Developing Opportunities for Teamwork and Success’ in the Astral at Crown Perth.

Please support the following:

Platinum (Major) and Networking Sundowner Sponsor:
Centrewest Insurance Brokers
www.centrewest.com.au
 
Platinum (Major) Sponsor:
Forpark Australia
www.forparkaust.com.au
 
Platinum (Major) Country Travel Sponsor:
Lotterywest
www.lotterywest.wa.gov.au
 
Good News Stories; Gold; Conference Bag and Conference Photographer:
MSP Photography WA
www.msp.com.au
 
Morning Coffee and Afternoon Tea Sponsor:
Money School
www.moneyschool.org.au
 
Name Badge Sponsor:

School Banners
www.schoolbanners.com.au
 
Notepad and Voting Card Sponsor:
Fineline Print and Copy Service
www.fineline.com.au
 
Gold and Feedback Form Sponsor:
Perm-a-Pleat
www.permapleat.com.au

Gold Sponsors:
Australian School and Club Fundraising Specialists
www.australianfundraising.com.au
 
Behaviour Tonics
www.behaviourtonics.com.au
 
Kidsafe WA
www.kidsafewa.com.au
 
Lowes Schoolwear
www.lowesschoolwear.com.au
 
State School Teachers’ Union of WA
www.sstuwa.org.au

TRIBE Family Photography
www.tribefamilyphotography.com.au
 
Tudor Uniforms
www.tudorschooluniforms.com.au
 
West Coast Shade
www.westcoastshade.com.au
 
Willetton Uniforms
www.willettonuniforms.com.au
 

Silver Sponsors:
Canteen4Schools
www.canteen4schools.com.au 

Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation
www.sailleeuwin.com 

SunSmart / Crunch&Sip
www.generationsunsmart.com.au
www.crunchandsip.com.au

Nurture Works
www.buildupzone.com

Photo Hendriks Photographers
www.photohendriks.com.au

ShadeFX Pty Ltd
www.shadefx.com.au
 
Bronze Sponsors:
Ace Cinemas
www.acecinemas.com.au

C.D. Dodd Scrap Metal Recyclers
www.recyclers.com.au

DVD Infinity
www.dvdinfinity.com.au

Eclipse Universal
www.eclipseuniversal.com.au

Fundraising Directory
www.fundraisingdirectory.com.au

H20rb - Walking On Water Inflataballs
www.h2orb.com.au
 
Kapture Photography
www.kapture.com.au
 
Mantra on Hay
www.mantra.com.au

Zillion Dreams
www.zilliondreams.com.au




WACSSO is also supported by the WA Department of Education.
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