Jodie Hinds was named the regional finalist in P&C's awards

CARING VOLUNTEER: Jodie Hinds was named as the P&C's Riverina finalist in its Volunteer of the Year Award. Picture: Steff Wills
CARING VOLUNTEER: Jodie Hinds was named as the P&C's Riverina finalist in its Volunteer of the Year Award. Picture: Steff Wills

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.