NASHS - ASESC P&C

Our P&C is a combined NASHS & Albany Secondary Education Support Centre Association. Commonly known as NASHS-ASESC P&C, the annual general meeting was held on Wednesday 30 March 2016. It was great to see new parents attending the P&C. Dewani Dean after being on NASHS P&C since 2003, announced she was stepping down as President, but in continuing her commitment to both schools, she is continuing as Vice President.

 

Thank you to all parents who have volunteered their time for 2016. The office bearers for 2016 are:

 

President – Caroline Bole

Vice President – Dewani Dean

Treasurer – Angela Joyce

Minutes officer – Dora Adeline

P&C rep on NASHs School Board – Mel Beer

 

Contact email : pcnashsasesc@gmail.com

 

While much was discussed at the meeting, the focus was on the P&C campaign for a children’s crossing on Albany Highway near Anson Rd. The P&C commenced lobbying for a children crossing in 2006. It has been a long term campaign. The P&C also need the support of the wider community if we are to see a crossing installed for the safety of students who attend NASHS, ASESC and GSIT. Please provide your support by writing to the P&C (C/- NASHS)  or by writing to the  state committee for Children Crossings & Road Safety.

 

The CCRS recently undertook pedestrian and vehicle surveys at the corner of Anson Rd and Albany Highway with the following results:

  • 21 March from 3pm – 4pm: 175 students crossed the highway near Anson Rd. During the same time period there were 1205 vehicles travelling along Albany Highway  
  • 22 March from 7.55am – 8.55am: 119 students crossed Albany highway near Anson Rd. At the same time there were 1288 vehicles.

 

The CCRS have committed to undertake further surveys. Parents and community members are asked to ensure that their children cross at the designated area – i.e the northern side of Anson Rd where the pedestrian alert rails are located on the middle island – where the surveys are conducted.

 


 

 

Our P&C provides the forum for parents, teachers and citizens to collaborate to continuously improve our schools, North Albany Senior High School and Albany Secondary Education Support Centre. We meet twice a term and always welcome new faces. Each year office bearers for the P&C are elected at the AGM. This year we are looking for new people and ideas for all positions. Volunteers who take on these positions will be given good support and training, no previous experience required.

 

 

Here are some reasons as to why you should be involved in our P&C:

  • You get a behind‐the‐scenes look at your child’s school. The NASHS and ASESC Principals, Sharon Doohan and Kaye Stevens, participate in the meetings, and we get to hear from them some of the great things that have been happening at school – things that often aren’t in the newsletters.
  • We get asked our opinions on school matters, and get to have an input in some decisions.
  • We have the opportunity to ask questions about school policies and procedures, and get things clarified.
  • The P & C is a way for parents to be heard, and to be a valued voice in the community.
  • Plus, you feel a part of your child’s education, and get to spend a pleasant couple of hours in friendly company, and share a cuppa!

 

 

Just a few things your P & C does:

  • Runs NASHS canteen with employed staff (no volunteers) every day of the week.
  • Sell school polo shirts and sport tops through the canteen, at discounted prices as a service to school families.
  • Fundraising is used to provide facilities and resources for the students eg lockers, outdoor seating, iPads, Endeavour Awards, outdoor table tennis table and support ASESC Unity Days.
  • Regularly raising the issue of traffic and pedestrian safety along Albany Hwy near Anson Rd and working with the City of Albany and Main Roads in finding some solutions.

 

Links:

 
NASHS P & C Flyer 2107

 

Letter Main Roads re Road Safety

 

Locker Lease 2016