Parents & Community
Notices & Forms
PAV is Baxter Primary Schools, parent and volunteer school community group.
It is made up of School Councilors, parents, grandparents, extended family and friends of the school, who would like to be involved in either their child’s education or to assist the school in creating an inclusive and friendly community environment for the children and families attending our school.
PAVs objectives are to raise funds, improve facilities and surroundings and create a social, nurturing school community environment for the township of Baxter, its children and families.
Everyone is welcome to join and we are always in need of helping hands. We do require a current Working with Children Check linked to the school and a Department of Education food safety course completed if working in the canteen or with food. Volunteers will be assisted in this simple process.
Please contact the school office or join our Facebook communication page (PAV- Parents and volunteers of Baxter Primary School) if you would like to become involved.
School Councils play a key role in Victorian government schools.
The School Council supports the Principal to provide the best possible educational outcomes for students.
The School Council has particular functions in setting and monitoring the school’s direction.
School councils have three main responsibilities:
- Finance: overseeing the development of the school’s annual budget and ensuring proper records are kept of the school’s financial operation.
- Strategic planning: participating in the development and monitoring of the school strategic plan.
- Policy development and review: developing, reviewing and updating policies that reflect a school’s values and support the school’s broad direction outlined in its strategic plan.
Baxter Primary’s School Council consists of 12 members, 8 Parent members and 4 members from the Department of Education and Training (DET).
Simon May (President)
Kate Cremen (Vice President)
Sally-Anne Hiam (Treasurer)
Nick Schneider (Principal)
Jackie Wilson (Business Manager)
Rosalea Andrews (Teacher)
Lori Frowd (Teacher)
School Council elections are held annually in March and each councilor is elected for a term of 2 years.
School Council meets once a month. If you are interested in attending, please contact the office.
Peninsula Uniforms are available for purchase at the school on alternate Thursdays from 2:45 to 3:45 on the following dates:
- 30th August
- 13th September
Every Monday is ‘treat day’ at Baxter Primary School, when our canteen is opened for the first half of lunchtime. Children can bring money to school to purchase a special treat. We offer ice cream cones, cold milo and Zooper Doopers in the warmer months and hot milo, treat size chocolate frogs and Caramello koalas in the colder months
Special lunch order days are also organised throughout the year. These will be notified through the classrooms, with reminders posted on our website and through Flexibuzz.
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