Term 4 Activities Out Now- Booking close 9th October 2017

Please find attached Term 4 Activities form  for your enjoyment. Bookings close 9th October 2017

Activities start WEEK 2-   16th October 2017 3:15  to 4:15pm unless otherwise specified.

We have some of our old favourites on offer plus some new exciting ones too- like Mandarin language classes, Small group Ukulele lessons and Dance classes for K-2 years!

Warm Regards Ali

Forrest After School Activities Enrolment Form Term4

P&C meeting next Wednesday 16th August

Hope to see you at the meeting – 7.30pm in the staff room. Attached are the meeting papers.

If you have an interest – Smiling minds (you can download the app for free). It is about Mindfulness – https://smilingmind.com.au/ This was presented at the recent ACT P&C council meeting.
ACT Reportable Conduct – from the ACT ombudsman – http://www.ombudsman.act.gov.au/reportable-conduct-scheme?


Jenny Bramley
P&C secretary

1708 Forrest P&C Agenda – 16 August 2017.docx
1705 Forrest P&C Draft Minutes – 24 May 2017.docx
1708 Action Items Forrest P&C 16 Aug 2017.doc

P & C Meeting this Wednesday, 24 May, at 7.30pm in the staff room

The next P&C meeting will be held this coming Wednesday. Hope to see you there. Come and discuss with us the canteen, activities review or anything you would like to talk about.

1703 Forrest PC Draft Minutes – Mtg – 1 Mar 2017.docx
1705 Action Items Forrest P&C 24 May 2017.doc
1702 Forrest P&C Agenda – 24 May 2017.docx

April School Holiday Program Bookings now open

Please find attached the April School Holiday Program. Bookings open Monday 20th March 2017.

Planning our holiday program is a complex and intricate  process involving many steps including feedback from our key stakeholders- the children, our families and much critical reflection and documentation from our staff. Each potential experience  involves careful planning, comprehensive Risk Benefit Assessments (RBA) and thorough deliberation  before they are included in our program .  There are many other factors which are also included in our planning cycle- children needs, staffing ratios, qualification & experience , food safety requirements, transportation, environmental factors just to name a few.

Most importantly we value fun!


Ali and The Executive Team

2017 April School Holiday Program Booking Form (word doc)

2017 April School Holiday Program Booking Form (pdf)


P&C meeting and AGM next Wednesday 1 March 7.30pm

Come along to the meeting. Nominate for positions on the committees and help the school and the P&C.

We would like to change the constitution to include the Deakin Preschool and its location – Part 1 of this document. The second part is being reviewed by the incoming preschool committee and may change. Likewise the Draft roles and responsibilities document is being reviewed by the incoming committee.

Jenny Bramley – P&C secretary
1702 Action Items Forrest P&C 1 March 2017.doc
1702 Forrest P&C Agenda – 1 March 2017.docx
1702 Forrest PnC Agenda – AGM – 1 March 2017.docx
2016 05 18 – DRAFT Constitutional changes.pdf

P&C Constitution change

With the DPPA (Deakin Preschool Parents Association) merging with the Forrest Primary P&C a constitution change is required as detailed below:

The current constitution is available at: http://forrestpandc.com.au/2012-pc-constitution/

Currently – Part 1:General Clause 2b – “Forrest School and School shall mean the school known as Forrest School on Hobart Avenue, Forrest, in the Australian Capital Territory.”

Amend to – “Forrest School and School shall mean the schools known as Forrest School on Hobart Avenue, Forrest, and Deakin Preschool on Hopetoun Circuit, Deakin, both in the Australian Capital Territory.”

To effect this change there are other inclusions to the constitution, for full details please see: http://forrestpandc.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/2016-05-18-DRAFT-Constitutional-changes.pdf