School Board and P&C
Riverside ESC School Board
October 2023 marked the commencement of a new instrument of governance for our school. Previously serviced by a combined schools board, it emerged over the last twelve months that Riverside ESC would be better served by its own unique board. This led to an inaugural meeting of the newly formed board on October 26.
The School Board meets regularly to maintain an overview of operations for our school in accordance with Department of Education expectations and guidelines. Its activities are further guided by newly adopted Terms of Reference and Code of Conduct. Amongst other tasks it acts as a responsible partner in the planning, monitoring and reviewing of school priorities and policies.
The School Board also sets and approves annual voluntary contributions, personal items lists and endorses the schools’ development plans.
The elected chairperson for 2023-2025 is Mandurah East Ward Councillor Mr. Daniel Wilkins (mandurah.wa.gov.au/council/about-council/mayor-and-councillors). He is supported by a team of elected community, parent and staff representatives, all of who will be introduced to the school community via this website.
Parents and Citizens Association
The Riverside Primary Schools P&C Association (RSP&C) is the parent representative body of both Riverside Primary School and Riverside Education Support Centre. The RSP&C invites parents and carers of the whole school community to get involved in its activities.
P&C Associations are the forum for parents and citizens in government schools who have an interest in their children's education. Primarily the P&C provides extra resources for the benefit of school students. Members of RSP&C have varying levels of involvement and contribution from being an Executive Committee Member responsible for making decisions in regards to fundraising (e.g. Easter Raffle, Mother's and Father's Day Stalls and an Annual Christmas Raffle) and canteen management right through to simply being an extra pair of hands when needed.
Being on RSP&C can be very rewarding. It is an opportunity to get to know the Principal and Administration staff, meet other parents in a friendly environment, be part of a decision-making group and make a difference for the whole school community. Anecdotal evidence suggests a lot of fun is to be had!
Up-to-date information on school and education department programs and changes are discussed at meetings, which usually last about an hour.
The Riverside Schools P&C has supported the school by providing funds for projects such as air-conditioning in the original school buildings, playground equipment and annual contributions toward education encouragement awards, including the sports carnival.
You are welcome to contact RSP&C by emailing email@example.com.
The P&C is affiliated with the state body WACSSO.
We thank this dedicated group and urge you to join in the gift of volunteering.