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Brighton Grammar School Parents’ Group

The Parents’ Group for  Middle and Senior School boys’ parents is known as the BGSPG (Brighton Grammar School Parents’ Group).  

The purpose of the group

The BGSPG provides a formal structure and support network for parents to participate in the activities and decision making processes at the School and to work for the benefit of the School and the boys. We promote and facilitate parental engagement and involvement throughout the education of the boys.  

The activity of the group

The BGSPG is an active representative voice for BGS parents acting as a conduit for information on decisions and proposed changes by the School and a formal means of providing feedback to the School.  Such issues may include changes relating to technology, uniforms and curriculum. Although the BGSPG is not a fundraising body, funds are raised through the management of the Second Hand Uniform Shop.  These funds are reinvested into the School to assist the provision of resources, materials and services to benefit the boys, which would not normally be included in the School’s operational budget. Decisions regarding these funds are made with the agreement of the Headmaster. Thee BGSPG help promote and encourage involvement in social opportunities organised by the School.  

How to get involved

All parents are welcome to attend BGSPG meetings listed on the BGS events calendar and promoted in the eNews. There is also a dedicated BGSPG page on the HUB with dates and Minutes from each meeting.  

Our next meeting will be:

Date:                                      Monday, February 13, 2017
Time:                                      7pm – 8pm
Venue:                                   Hay Lecture Theatre

We currently have two vacancies to fill:

CULTURE & WELL-BEING REPRESENTATIVE

– Support the school in the delivery of the core value program of Passion, Respect, Integrity and Accountability across all means (events, communications etc.) as possible linked to the BGSPG and the wider parent community
– Support the school in communicating the parent support workshops / programs to the wider parent community
– Deliver initiatives / ideas on what the wider parent group needs are with the parent support programs to the BGS Program Manager
– Provide feedback to relevant BGS Staff relating to the corresponding workshops delivered to the students, where appropriate
– Role to be somewhat organic and fluid in year one and respond to needs as they arise, within reason. Where the area is grey, approval from the President and Head of School must be sought
– Work closely with the President

PARENT SUPPORTER GROUP & COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVE

– Act as a link between the BGSPG and the Parent Supporter Groups (Friends of…) and support as required  Develop and maintain a Parent Supporter Groups (PSG) online manual, which enables a streamlined approach to PSG management, including the provision of a template structure, constitution, systems and processes documents, event check lists, key contacts etc.
– Assist new PSG’s to become established and support them in this process by way of a briefing; provision of a PSG manual; financial start-up (currently provided as a $1,000 start-up fund); and an event kit (a trestle and tub of basic items to enable them to produce basic hospitality at events)
– Work with all PSG Presidents to determine if a streamlined process can be set-up across all groups for items such as merchandise, food and beverage items, venue event support etc. to maximise buying power / cost savings across all areas. Determine if this is a sponsorship arrangement or purely preferred supplier arrangement. Work with the school to manage any conflicts with existing school suppliers and ensure the appropriate approach to this structure.
– Role to be somewhat organic and fluid in year one and respond to needs as they arise, within reason. Where the area is grey, approval from the President and Head of School must be sought
– Work closely with the President

To find out more

Please contact Katie Flockart, BGSPG President on katie@MiNCevents.com.au or Harb Gill, Secretary on harbkaurgill@gmail.com