Thanks to all you amazing parents and carers for the support you have given the BHC P&C this year.
Your donations are enabling BHC P&C to give $71,000 to the school to support various projects being proposed. The motions for these projects will be voted on at the upcoming P&C General meeting next week, Wednesday 19 October, 6:15pm in the library. All parents and carers are very welcome to attend. All current P&C members are entitled to vote on the motions. To become a member, please sign up using the following link, or bring the grand sum of $1 along to the meeting (https://bhcpc.tidyhq.com/member/memberships).
There is no obligation to volunteer or step forward for anything once you become a member (although help and ideas are always very much appreciated).
Summary of donations, with detail below:
|Drama – Heath Ledger Theatre||$20,000|
|Bike maintenance stations||$3,000|
|Sustainability Club – bike class||$1,000|
|Musical instrument – Vibraphone||$9,000|
|Musical instrument – Marimba||$10,000|
|Events – Celebration of Learning||$3,500|
|less Music Parents balance||($11,065)|
Details of proposed motions:
Drama – up to $20,000. Heath Ledger Theatre costs for Wizard of Oz musical – there is a one time fee for 2022 of $21,000 for the musical to be held at Heath Ledger Theatre. The school has asked for the P&C to assist with this cost since it is a one-off cost. In future years, any musicals and concerts will be held in the new performing arts building that is under construction.
Lockers retrofit – up to $15,000. The storage committee from the school board has worked with the school to test-run a solution in the sports hall building to expand the size of the existing lockers. This will be a test to see if the students use these lockers once they are a little bigger.
Bike maintenance stations – up to $3000. The school has requested a donation to facilitate the installation of bike maintenance stations that will have the tools to service bikes, along with bike pumps to enable bikes to be fixed at school if a child has a puncture or broken chain at school.
Library books – up to $10,000. The P&C committed to an annual donation of library books to the school each year.
Sustainability Club – up to $1000. Bike Education and Safety Workshop – Term 4. This would enable this to be a free event for students. Improving bicycle safety and education to increase the number of students travelling to the College by bike.
Musical Instruments – up to $19,000. With an increase in the number of students participating in the Music Program, the addition of a vibraphone and marimba will enable more students to access a variety of instruments in performance. It is anticipated that the donation will be used for these instruments, but the donation is flexible for any musical instruments.
Music Composition – up to $3000 – Commission the writing of the Stage 2 Opening Music Piece – $3,000.00. The school are currently investigating commissioning a unique piece from an Indigenous Artist for students to play at the Stage 2 opening next year.
Total donations planned for 2022: $71,000. The total amount received from parents so far this year is $61,034.91, however there was a surplus from 2021 that will make up the difference and leave the P&C with approximately $4000 to roll over into 2023.
We look forward to seeing you all at the P&C meeting on Wednesday October 19, 6:15pm in the library!