Thursday, 29 March 2012

Minutes Parents Forum Meeting 26th of March 2012

Westlake Girls High School Parent Forum meeting on 26 March 2012

Present: Barbara Scholten, Petra Vencatachellum, Beth Porteaus, Roz Mexted, Yvette George, Wendy Calder Jennings, Tania McDonald, Joanne Duncan

Apologies: Michelle Fleming (chair person Westlake Boys High School), Caroline Thompson

Minutes from last meeting accepted as true and correct:

Moved: Barbara Scholten                             Second: Wendy Calder Jennings

Matters arising from last minutes:

·         AGM is confirmed to be held in the staff room on 30 April 2012 at 7.30pm

Ms Roz Mexted (Principal) will be our guest speaker

We will have cheese, crackers, pate, juice, water and wine, tea and coffee available after the formal part of the evening

Beth will look after that part and Wendy is in charge of wine

We need RSVP by 27 April 2012 from parents who will attend for catering purposes

A reminder of the AGM is to go out every week

·         Tania is helping Beth with the teachers’ lunch on 27 March

·         Ms Mexted is going to mention at Year 12 assembly on 27 March 2012 that we would like 2 student representatives on the Parent Forum

·         There will be a rotating of senior management as staff representative on the Parent Forum

Treasury report:

Beth is still doing the catering for the parent/teacher interviews at this point and will give us a detailed account at the next ordinary meeting

Account balance: $2,199.84

Correspondence:  none

Maters arising today:

End of Year Teacher morning tea:

Michelle Fleming will be coming to our next ordinary meeting to discuss a combined morning tea


We have had nearly 2000 visitors to our blog site


Will be held on Labour Weekend

Michelle Larnder is the contact person

Style Doctors:

This is our main fundraiser for the year and a fun evening out to enhance our knowledge about how to dress stylishly

Date: 31 August 2012

Venue: either staff room or hall, depending on numbers

Limit of 170 people per presentation

Cost: $800.00

We are going to sell wine and finger food will be provided

Jo is going to get a liquor licence at the cost of around $60.00

Wine glasses will be hired

We need a MC (master of ceremony) for the evening

Also we need help from the parents to get everything organised

There will also be raffles and silent auctions

Barbara is going to put the event on the ‘blog-site’ as well

Parent Forum:

We would welcome more parents on the forum, so please join us

Talk from Senior Constable Jacquie Brown:

She will be talking to the Parent Forum about how to be aware of any drug abuse and what our rights as parents are

The date will be in May

Gold coin donation


The constitution was signed by Ms Mexted and Barbara Scholten

Our financial year is from 1 January to 31 December of each year

Funding idea:

A special garden to relax – for students and teachers alike

Next meeting:

AGM on 30 April 2012

Meeting closed:  8.50pm

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