Q. How do I join The Gap State High School P&C Association (P&C)?
A. Complete the online Application for P&C Membership agreeing to the Code of Conduct . If you are not a parent of a student enrolled at this school, you will require a valid Bluecard to become a member of the P&C. Prospective members who are not parents of children at the school must hold a valid blue card before applying for membership. You are therefore not able to vote at P&C meetings until your membership has been accepted. A blue card is required because decisions made by the P&C directly affect students at the school.
Q. I’m a P&C employee. Can I join the P&C?
A. Yes. However, as a P&C employee you will not be able to vote on issues which directly effects your employment. P&C employees are able to vote at the AGM however you should not be voting on the members of the Executive Committee as you will be voting on who your employer will be. This directly effects your employment.
Q. Do I have to attend a P&C meeting to apply for membership?
A. Yes, if it’s a General Meeting, you must attend the meeting at which you wish your application to be considered, unless you are applying for membership at the Annual General Meeting (AGM), you do NOT need to attend the AGM.
Q. I was a member of the P&C last year. Do I need to apply again?
A. Yes, membership forms expire at the next AGM and must be completed EVERY year for ALL members except P&C Honorary Life Members.
Q. If I complete my application, can I attend a general meeting and vote at that same meeting?
A. No. A membership application form can be submitted prior to the commencement of ANY general meeting. The membership will be processed as the last item on the agenda at that meeting. Once the membership has been accepted, the application will need to verified by the school and validated if a Blue Card. If confirmed, the new member will be able to vote at future P&C meetings.
Q. Can I attend an AGM meeting and vote at that same meeting?