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Health and wellbeing

Volunteer parents support the Physical Education teachers in organising activities that enhance the sport and physical education opportunities for our students as well as advising of other sporting opportunities through the Digest. Runathons, Golf Days and parent information sessions are also other activities that are offered.

Welcome Group

The Welcome Group’s objectives are:

  1. To welcome families who have recently enrolled at Ascot State School
  2. To host child-friendly social events to assist new families with meeting other new families so that they can share their experiences and support one another
  3. To share our own local knowledge of Ascot, particularly the family services available (child care, kindy, etc.) and places of interest (children’s playgrounds, markets, etc.). 

Welcome Group host morning teas, play dates in local parks and dinners at local restaurants throughout the school year to assist new parents and their families in making new friends, developing support networks and settling into the Ascot State School community. 

At Ascot State School we are proud of our diverse school community, which includes a broad mix of people who have lived in Brisbane all their lives as well as many others from across Australia and around the world. 

If you have recently enrolled your child/children into our school and you are interested in joining our Welcome Group, please email: welcome@ascotss.eq.edu.au. 

We look forward to welcoming you and assisting you and your families with settling into the Ascot State School community.

School community events

The role of the School Community Liaison Officer (SCLO) is to open channels of communication and assist in the active involvement of parents and guardians in the life of the school. The SCLO coordinates the Class Parent Representatives system, acts as a contact for new families, communicates information, liaises between the P&C and school administration and helps run & promote school community events such as Ascot’s Big Day Out. While you may not be able to commit to a subcommittee, if you are able to help out for just one event, then please contact the SCLO at sclo@ascotss.eq.edu.au

Book Club

Book Club is run by the parents as a service to the students and a fundraiser for the School.  Scholastic Australia, book publishers for over 25 years, issue four Book Clubs per year, one in each term.  

Books suitable for Years P-6 are offered at a discounted price to the students.  The Book Club orders earn bonus points which are then exchanged for resources for the school.  To date, many books and resources have been acquired thanks to the support Book Club receives.  Order forms are sent home and must be returned to school by the date specified.  There are only two methods of payment, the first preference is by credit card (on line credit card payment instructions can be found on the order form) and cheques made payable to ‘Scholastic Book Club’.  We cannot accept cash.

To assist the parents who run the Book Club, volunteers are needed.  The processing can take as little as one hour to complete with many helpers.  Help is required on the day the orders are accepted, and also approximately two weeks later to assist with the receiving and delivery of books to the classes.  If there were one parent from each class this second stage would take approximately 15 minutes.

Banking 

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia offers accounts to children at Ascot.  A yellow bank book is provided and children bring this to school each Wednesday. Again, this is a service that the school is able to provide through the volunteers who meet each Wednesday in the office to count and bank the money.

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day stalls

These are run to provide a service and are not profit making events for the P&C. They are held a few days before Mother’s Day (second Sunday in May) and Father’s Day (first Sunday in September.)

Swimathon, Runathon and Spellathon

These are held throughout the year, as fundraising events for the P&C, depending on what fundraising activities are being held that year.