Survey on NSW Government Response to COVID-19

The NSW Government has opened an inquiry to its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. P&C Federation is keen to relay the experiences of P&C Associations and the impact of the government’s response on their operations. To ensure we give the…
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Amended Constitution For Incorporated P&C Associations

What are the changes? Historically, NSW P&C Associations incorporated by the NSW Minister for Education have not had an enabler within their constitution to hold meetings other than face to face. However, due to restrictions on public meetings, P&C Federation…
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Return to face-to-face learning

Schools will return to fulltime face-to-face learning from Monday 25 May. To prepare for this, we encourage all families to read the NSW Department of Education’s guidance. It covers information including health and safety, attendance, reporting and assessment. Click here…
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Is your P&C Association under Fair Trading?

If your P&C Association is under a Fair Trading Constitution, there have been important changes to the Associations Incorporation Act 2009 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Your P&C Association can now hold a meeting at multiple venues using technology (such…
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Extension of time to enrol for the JobKeeper scheme

The Commissioner has extended the time to enrol for the initial JobKeeper periods, from 30 April 2020 until 31 May 2020. If you enrol by 31 May 2020, you will still be able to claim for the JobKeeper fortnights ending in April and May,…
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School Canteens and Uniform Shops Can Soon Open Again

In what will be a relief to many school communities, the Department of Education has confirmed that school canteens can begin operating again starting on 11 May. Uniform shops may also start returning to normal operations from that date. School…
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P&C Virtual Meeting Update

Virtual meetings have never been possible for P&C Associations, as the Constitutions for P&C Associations have no enabler for virtual meetings. This means that the only way P&C Associations can make decisions is at face-to-face meetings at which a quorum…
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