Parents and Citizen Association (P&C)
The Parents and Citizens (P&C) comprise members of the school community, predominantly parents of students at the school who support, advise and work collaboratively with the school in the best interests of the education of students at Tech. The P&C jointly develops the strategic directions of the school, advocate for public education and participate in panels, celebrations and partner the school in improving student learning outcomes.
The P&C committee led by the President meet on the first Tuesday of the month in term time, and all parents are encouraged to attend.
A number of important events are organised by the P&C. These include guest speakers on topics of relevance and interest to parents, and an annual joint P&C meeting with sister school, St George Girls High School.
The P&C support the school financially in numerous ways and provide additional resourcing for items such as technology; textbooks; gym and canteen equipment, and other items as requested by the school. The P&C is not a fundraising body in part due to the complexity of school enrolment and the fact that many students travel large distances to the school. Instead, the P&C have an annual standard levy which all parents are encouraged to pay.
The P&C welcome Year 7 students to the school in Term 1 with a BBQ which is very well attended.
The school has the most complete archive of alumni and aviator Sir Charles Kingsford Smith in Australia.
The school archive comprises documents; photographs and artefacts relating to the founding of the school in 1911 and its history.
The school spans three educational sites; Ultimo; Paddington and Bexley, and information relating to alumni, past teachers and the life of the school can be readily found in the archives.
Reading can be a solitary activity for those of us who love to read. The Book Club provides students from Years 7-11 with an opportunity to meet regularly with like-minded avid readers and discuss their reading.
Students select books, and recommend books to each other, which are appealing and challenging, widening their exposure to different genres and authors. Rewards for students include points towards the Wykeham award and merit certificates.
Premier's Reading Challenge
Open to students from Years 7-9, the Premier’s Reading Challenge (PRC) runs from 1 September-21 August. Students must read 20 books, of which 15 must be on the Premier’s Reading Challenge book lists.
Students register for the Challenge in March and enter their books online using their internet user name and password to log in. The PRC website is https://online.det.nsw.edu.au/prc/home.html. Students are rewarded with Premier’s Reading Challenge Certificates and points towards the Wykeham award.
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