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The Highfields State School Parents and Citizens Association is responsible for a number of activities including running the tuckshop, uniform shop, school fundraising, school banking, book club, Helping Hearts and a number of school committees.

How can you help?​


The Highfields State School Parents & Citizens Association aims to promote the interests, and facilitate the development and further improvement of the school.


P&C membership is free and renewable annually. The membership form asks you to indicate how you’d like to be involved. Please check it out – even a few hours of your time each term will help to lighten the load on our volunteers and executive.

While all are welcome at meetings, member attendance is not expected but if you’d like to come along and find out what happens, you are more than welcome to attend for half an hour or so. Meetings start with a school update from the principal before moving on to P&C business, and are held at 7.00 pm on the second Monday of every month. See the school newsletter and school signage for dates.  If you can’t attend meetings, you are welcome to email the P&C and have your issues discussed or comments heard by proxy.

P&C membership gives you the right to vote at meetings, and puts you on the email list to receive Minutes and event updates. It also means you may receive a group email asking for a little of your time to help prepare for or staff fundraising events.

Your help is appreciated not expected.


Meetings of the Association are generally held on the second Monday of each month in the resource centre (school library). All parents and community members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

2018 executive committee

President - Jenny Whell

Vice President Retail - Jenny Eales

Vice President Fundraising - Markeeta Burrows

Secretary - Melinda Burke

Treasurer - Jess Perfrement

Communications Officer - Katrina Nissen

Administrative assistant - Tania Ellis

The P&C Administrative assistant's primary role is to manage day-to-day P&C business (administrative and financial), assist the various P&C area coordinators, assist the P&C executive committee and foster volunteer support throughout the school.

Should you have any queries or require any information on the various P&C activities run at the school, please contact Tania on (07) 4699 6248 or email Tania at


The P&C association is required to endorse and approve all fundraising activities conducted within the school community. The P&C's fundraising policy states that the purpose of fundraising is to provide resources, amenities and services for all students at Highfields State School through approved school projects. The Fundraising policy and current Fundraising Calendar can be viewed on this page at Related Links.  The policy is reviewed at the November general meeting of the association each year when a fundraising calendar for the following year is endorsed.

Fundraising Co-ordinator - 

Fundraising Assistants - Heather Payne and Markeeta Burrows

 School banking

School banking is conducted every Tuesday during the school year. A school banking committee representative collects students' deposits from classrooms for processing. A commission from every deposit is paid to the school. Please contact your child's teacher if you would like a school banking application.

School banking committee:

Tamara Williamson

Book club

This committee coordinates the scholastic book club and assists with the selection of reading resources in consultation with the resource management committee. Catalogues are distributed regularly and orders should be returned to the office by the due date on the back of the brochure. The books will then be delivered to your child's classroom when they are received from scholastic.

Book club committee:

Rhonda Hooper, Kate Schneider

Other school committee members

The P&C association has representatives on a number of school committees to assist with decision making and provide an additional communication link between the school and P&C.

The representatives are:

Chaplaincy: Sam Hunter

School Council: Charlotte Brownlow

Parents who have a particular interest in any of the above areas are encouraged to contact the association if they would like to be a representative on the committee.