What We Stand For
MacGregor State School Parents and Citizens Association is a non profit organisation run by a team of volunteers. Our objectives are to promote the interests of, and facilitate the development and further improvement of the School. For example, by promoting parent participation and encouraging collaboration between parents, students, school communities and nongovernment entities to foster a commitment to achieving the best educational outcomes for children and young people.
WHAT WE DO
Essential Services that Contribute Back to the School
The P&C’s main responsibility is to oversee the management of 3 essential services to the School, namely MOSHC, Tuck Shop and the Uniform & Stationery Shop. These businesses provide essential services to students and parents whilst generating income. We also run a number of fundraising events throughout the year. Profits are subsequently contributed back to the School to fund a variety of projects and capital purchases that would otherwise not be possible through Department funding alone. The P&C therefore plays a critical role in developing and maintaining the high quality learning environment that students enjoy at MacGregor State School.
MEET OUR TEAM
2020 P&C Executive Team
2020 saw a fresh start for the P&C with an entirely new Executive Committee elected at the AGM in March. With a solid foundation set by the previous, experienced team, we now look forward to building upon the existing initiatives and bringing new ideas for the students and whole community to enjoy.
Jishu Das Gupta – President
JD is father of two children, one boy and one girl, who are both currently at the school in years 5 and Prep. He has worked as an academic in multiple renowned Queensland universities and has experience in various industries and management roles. He also leads and chairs several community organisations and has a passion for social liberty is a champion for social cohesion. Currently JD works for the Queensland State Government. In his role as President, he is responsible for P&C initiatives, building relationship with School staff and committees, resolving P&C business issues, maintaining effective communication and supporting team members with their programs.
Gabriel Cunha – Vice President
Gabriel is father of two boys with the youngest a member of the Strings Program and the eldest left the school last year to high school. He has previously worked in the energy, manufacturing, food & beverage and defence industries and acquired professional experience through roles in procurement and engineering. Now working in the Social Services industry, Gabriel is a big support of music and sports. As P&C Vice President he is responsible to provide essential support for the President and other members of the Executive Committee.
Karla Brindza – Vice President
Karla has four daughters and is a teacher aide at the school. She brings enthusiasm, creativity, project management and organisational skills to the executive team. She has experience in business management in various industries, and now runs an air-conditioning company with her husband. She has a passion for dance, music and sports. As vice president and a well-known individual within the school community, Karla organises fundraising events, overlooks the tuck shop and assists the president of P&C.
Steve Richard-Preston – Secretary
Steve has two daughters at the School and brings project management and digital productions skills to the Executive Team. He has worked in a range of industries and roles from hotel management to music production and now runs an e-commerce consulting agency. He has a passion for the performing arts and sport. As secretary, amongst other things, Steve organises the P&C meetings and is responsible for agendas and minutes and generally provides organisational assistance to the team.
Angie Chiu – Treasurer
Angie, P&C Treasurer, has two children in the school and currently working in the banking industry. She has many extensive experience among retail and finance environments. She draws from previous experiences as a business owner to manage P&C finances and accurate account keeping of receipts and expenditure, making sure there is transparency in use of funds and monitoring how funds are used to benefit our students in the school. She brings a hard-working attitude to the executive team and a commitment to help P&C in any way possible.
A Message From
An active and healthy P&C is crucial for the overall success of MacGregor State School. Our P&C group meets every month to organise a vast range of fundraising activities throughout the year.
We enjoy a tremendous sense of collaboration and pride in what we do. We working hand in hand with the school administration to engage in a productive relationship with the end goal being to develop every child to their full potential.
Each and every one of our community members, parents and educators has a role to play, and if you are yet to experience the pride of being involved with the P&C, I encourage you to get involved today. Feel free to reach with your thoughts, we will be delighted to hear from you.
By working together, we can surely achieve the best and build a bright future for our students. Thank you,
Dr. Jishu Das Gupta (JD), President, MacGregor State School P&C