School Connections

Parents & Citizens Association

Meetings

Como Secondary College Parents & Citizens Association was incorporated in 2015.

P&C Associations are the forum for parents and citizens in government schools who have an interest in their children’s education.

The functions of a P&C Association are to:

  • encourage parents to participate in developing the school’s educational policy.
  • develop parent participation and involvement in the school.
  • be the forum for parents to discuss issues pertaining to the school and its community and gathering opinions.
  • promote and support communication and cooperation within the school community and to bring educational matters to the attention of the wider community.
  • provide extra resources for the benefit of government school students.
 

The P&C has representation on the School Board and the local District of P&C Associations.

The P&C meet once a month during term time. Meeting are held on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7.30pm at the College in the Elicos Room. Attendance at these meetings is a useful way to find out more about what is happening in the College, its future plans and how these will affect your child and your family. It is also a venue for parents to voice concerns, raise issues and discuss ideas both with the Principal and with other parents.

Our 2020 executive committee members are:

Jesvin Karimi

President

Pippa Watkins

Vice President

Cindy Campbell

Secretary

Casey Prue

Treasurer (Interim)

Fundraising

P&C funds come directly from the College Canteen hence meetings are not used to regularly discuss fundraising ventures. However other fundraising events may occur throughout the year of which students and parents are notified by the usual channels.

Canteen

The College Canteen is operated by the P&C with all funds being retained.

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Second-hand uniforms

The second hand uniform shop is run by the P&C with all funds raised going towards projects to benefit all students.

Located in B Block the shop is open each Friday 8.15-9am.  Payments are cash only.

The shop is run on donations only. Please consider donating any school uniforms that you no longer need, including any specialist program uniforms, e.g. black pants, white collared long sleeve shirts for music performances. Donations: can be placed in the marked boxes in the Canteen or the front office during school hours or given to the shop when open.

Non-students need to sign in at the front office.

Enquiries: comoseconds@outlook.com

School Board

The School Board plays a crucial role in the affairs of the College. The School Board establishes the mission/vision of the College, plans, future directions and reviews all elements of the College plan.

The Como Secondary College School Board has a representative
membership made up of 5 elected parents (one of whom is a nominee of the
P&C), 4 elected staff of the school, 1 community representative and the
Principal.

The period of tenure for members elected  in March is two years.

Members of the public are invited to the annual meeting, as it is a forum in which to raise questions and issues concerning the College.

For further information, please call the Principal at the College on 9365 2000.

Student Council

The Student Council at Como is a representative body of students that plays an important role in many decisions taken at the school.  Issues are discussed at regular meetings and when necessary raised with the Executive Committee.

Task performed by the council include fundraising projects, facilitating and hosting regular assemblies and organising the annual Como’s Got Talent event.

Councillors are elected by their peers and serve on the council for a period of one year.

For more information contact the Student Council Coordinator

Mentor Program

School life is often challenging and complex for some students. It is for this reason that Como Secondary College currently offers extra support to students through our volunteer and mentor program.

EdConnect currently offer us the services of volunteers that they have trained to either support students in the classroom or as a mentor on a one to one basis. Both the volunteers and the students benefit from this arrangement.

The volunteers help students to raise their literacy and numeracy standards as well as equip them with the life skills they need. The student’s wellbeing is enhanced and our community enriched by enabling people of all ages to help each other.

The volunteers benefit as they are able to acquire new skills, interest, networks, a renewed sense of purpose and a sense of belonging to a community.

It is these volunteers that help us to provide support to students so that everyone has the opportunity to realise their potential.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please contact the Program Coordinator or call 9365 2000