for a quick overview ...
In Response to COVID-19
We’d like to start with a big thank you to all the teachers, staff & executive who are, as always, working tirelessly to support our children. We love you for it.
We appreciate the effort that you have put into the move to online learning & support - especially with the understanding that you also need to look after yourself and your family.
-- the THS community P&C on behalf of the Parents.
In a nut-shell ...
Working together for the well-being* of the young people in the THS Community and the people who support them
... we do it in lots of different ways, but key to it is that we are ...
Community-owned, LEARNER-driven & professionally-supported
... with a student driven focus (eg. we have 70+ students working in the canteen), when you do get involved it will be in a high-level mentoring role based on your expertise/passion - and as we are professionally supported volunteers don't have to worry about the "day-to-day business stuff".
SUPPORT the people that CARE FOR OUR CHILDREN
To achieve this we have developed four key programs funded by your contributions, surplus funds from THS community-owned businesses and social events.
The key programs are ...
This program supports the student leadership group initiatives - with funding and also helping with parent mentoring.
This program directly supports the learning community with innovations in learning. Particularily in relation to development around the 4Cs (see below).
Driven by our natural-spaces and built-spaces master plans, and improve-a-space - this program funds improvements to the THS Community learning environment.
which then leaves us with ...
How YOU can get involved
The simplest way is to come to a social event or a general meeting (these can be more interesting than you might think), or get involved on a support group for the canteen, uniform, environment and of course if you have child planning to be in band they'll be in touch!
We also run "Friday Arvo Chats with David", which everyone is welcome to come along to.
stayING UP TO DATE
If you volunteer or become a full voting member we will add you to the P&C Members email list.
Or follow us @ facebook.com/pandc.ths.community
We have also gathered some reading about society and education that you might find useful, especially as the THS learning community focuses on transformative learning initiative using the 4Cs (collaboration, creativity, communication & critical thinking) - it's not like it was when we went to school ... !
... and if you want to watch something that is refreshing and enlightening we highly recommend the movie Most Likely To Succeed .
Thank you & welcome to the THS community
* well-being, as in decision makers that are caring, collaborative, self-starting, based on their own agency and understanding of self ...
We meet on a Wednesday twice a term.