There are many factors that support the wellbeing of a school and I do mean wellbeing and not efficacy. For a community to thrive you do need all the basics such as structures, systems, well organised members; however none of this would really hold much value, without ownership, commitment, collaboration and true shared responsibility.
The CMS Parents and Friends Association have been running for the last two years with approximately four people and what a difference they have made to whole school direction. A small but ultra-dynamic group. The group have established clear procedures for activities they run, to facilitate volunteer interaction and participation. The team has defined their roles and responsibilities and shared these with the community to transparency. The P&F members have spent time linking various stakeholders, to reach common understanding of what is needed for school growth.
One of the most important functions of the Caboolture Montessori P&F team has been to understand the value of collaborative leadership and to do this with fun and much laughter. Our school improvement plan for 2016 will thrive due to commitment of embers of the P&F team.
This fun loving team invites anyone brave enough to share their loud laughter and exciting plans for 2016 to come forward and support the amazing work being explored.
We cannot thank the CMS Parents and Friends Association members enough and are grateful and excited that they will hold same roles for 2016.
Emma Pryer – P&F President
Louise Rogala – Treasurer
Kate Weaver & Julie Sutherland – Shared Secretary position
From left: Julie Sutherland, Emma Pryer, Kate Weaver and Louise Rogala.