Parents’ and citizens’ groups fill a vital role in helping schools provide the best possible education for children, according to Jodie Hinds.
Ms Hinds was the Riverina’s finalist in the NSW P&C Volunteer of the Year 2017 Award.
The mum of three served on the Kooringal Public School’s P&C committee and was president for two years.
“P&Cs put a lot of extra funds into schools,,” Ms Hinds said.
“Without the P&C, schools wouldn’t achieve as much.
“For example, if a school has a extra kindergarten class, it will need new readers. A P&C can help with the funds for that.
Ms Hinds praised her fellow Kooringal Public P&C members for their hard work in raising funds for their school.
“We have been able to buy a lot of extra sport equipment,” she said.
Ms Hinds is no longer a parent at Kooringal Public, but as she is now part of the Kooringal High School community, she’s joined its P&C and is serving as vice-president.