The DC Parent Teacher Association works to support and enrich the school life of students, parents and teachers at Discovery College.
The PTA provides essential support services such as uniforms, stationery, school buses and administrative assistance for the College’s music programmes.
It also stages and assists with a number of important community building and fundraising events each year. These include the annual Family Fun Day, Discovery Arts & Culture Festival, Easter Egg Raffle, social events and more.
Monies raised from events enable the funding of College, teacher and student-led requests, designed to enhance student life and learning.
The PTA also supports social activities for children and families organised by Primary Class Parent Representatives (CPRs) and other events such as the Year 4 and 5 Intra-school Sports Day with DBIS and Renaissance College, information evenings with guest presenters, the DCPTA Dragon Boat Teams, to name a few.
We invite all parents to be active members of the DCPTA. Whether you can provide a small amount of time to one project or more time throughout the year, any contribution is welcomed and greatly appreciated. To contact the DCPTA please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 3969 1069.
Or download the DC PTA Volunteer Form.
Greetings from the DCPTA Committee 2016-17
Chairperson – Elizabeth Hemmings
Vice Chair – Sapna Harris
Honorary Secretary – Jane Robbins (also Class Parent Representatives coordinator)
Treasurer – Jacqueline Miller
Class Parent Representatives Coordinator – Nick Wade
Susan Blomgren, Priya Desai, Uschi Mirus, Susie Morley (also DCPTA School Council Representative), Sue Panons, Helen Roeth, Pat Romano, Julia Telford, and Jacqueline Tilberis.
Sue Thomas, Terry Evans, Kayti Marr and Principal Mark Beach is an ex officio member.
DCPTA Administrator – Karen Forsyth, Andrea Swedenklef
DCPTA Marketing Coordinator – Mar-Loes Mantoua
You can find details of the DCPTA Memorandum & Articles of Association here.
Why do all DC families pay PTA fees and how are they used?
Under the ESF (English Schools Foundation) Ordinance every family with children at an ESF school or PIS (Private Independent School) must pay an annual PTA fee and is therefore a member of their school’s PTA. At DC every family pays an annual DCPTA fee of $450 per family. This fee is the DCPTA’s only guaranteed income and we rely on it to ensure we can fund our annual fixed costs. These costs include the salaries of the DCPTA Shop administrators and bus administrator, insurance and other costs associated with running a shop to provide uniform and stationery sales on campus at Discovery College.