About P&Cs Qld

Download QCPCA Constitution

Download QCPCA Strategic Plan 2014-2017

Download QCPCA Annual Report 2016


State Office staff

Clockwise from top left: Madonna Stewart (Office Manager), Kevan Goodworth (CEO), Arlene Clarke (Personal Assistant), Jacqui Campbell (Publications Officer), Katrina Anderson (P&C Services Manager), Rachael Bakker (P&C Services Officer), Margaret Leary (Training and Development Officer), Elise Parups (Business and Communications Manager).


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Who is QCPCA?

QCPCA trades as P&Cs Qld and School Councils Qld. P&Cs Qld is the peak parent body which represents the interests of state school parents and citizens associations throughout Queensland. It has a history of nearly 70 years and a membership of approximately 1250 P&C associations.

Our mission is to:

  • Advocate strategically and consistently at all levels of decision making, on behalf of parents and affiliated parent organisations (P&Cs and School Councils)
  • Support P&C Associations and School Councils through the provision of state-of-the-art services, policy advice and professional development.

The vision is that QCPCA is:

  • a genuine partner in the decision-making in relation to public education in this state
  • the pre-eminent representative parent and community group in this state, indispensable because of its worth
  • the benchmark for all parent and community organisations, nationally and internationally.

P&Cs Qld’s aims and objectives are:

  • to represent and support the activities of P&C Associations
  • to foster the activities of P&C Associations in the interest of their students
  • to be involved in all areas of education affecting the parent, the school and the community
  • to communicate regularly and formally with the Department of Education and Training and other bodies having objectives similar to those of the Company
  • to promote closer co-operation between principals, teachers, students and parents
  • to be non-sectarian and non-party political.

P&Cs Qld is:

  • a Company Limited by Guarantee with a nine-person Board, governed by a constitution
  • a service organisation to its members in all areas relevant to their operation
  • an advocacy group to governments, political parties and the wider community
  • a networked company with volunteer Area teams in eight geographic zones throughout Queensland
  • serviced by a State Office based in Brisbane.

Membership benefits:

  • immediate informed advice and support via a permanently staffed telephone hotline and email service
  • a comprehensive and informative website where P&Cs can also store and share their key documents and information
  • a quarterly magazine, Parent Talk, which presents information of interest to P&C associations, schools and parents
  • a monthly email newsletter, P&C-e, which provides timely updates on current issues
  • research and reports
  • statewide events and workshops
  • Area conferences, seminars, workshops, networking and skilling
  • training resources, kits, webinars
  • a range of communication channels including Facebook and Twitter
  • analysis of federal and state education initiatives
  • representation at regional, state and federal levels
  • the opportunity to provide feedback to Area, state and federal organisations through the peak parent body in Queensland and our national partner, ACSSO.