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​Parental involvement in your student's education is greatly encouraged at Cavendish Road State High School.  It is essential in high school, as in primary school, to be informed and involved in order to provide the best support for your high school student.
One way to do this is to be involved with the Parents and Citizens' Association (P&C).  All parents, guardians, carers and friends are most welcome to participate in the Association's endeavour to have a major input into the life of the school.
The P&C administers the canteen and uniform shop.  Profits from these sources are used to improve facilities and resources throughout the school.
While the P&C has some staff, it relies heavily on the generosity of volunteers for many tasks.  Special interest groups, such as parents of the Special Education Unit, and music students (CRIMS), also form part of the parents and citizens activities.  Please consider where you could get involved! 

P&C Executive

​President ​Michael Skinner
Treasurer ​Patricia Cox
​Vice President Communication ​Melanie Rieger
​Vice President Operations ​Louise McLeish
​Vice President Community ​Kate Niland
​Secretary - Communications ​Ashley Chan
Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month during the term at 7.00pm in the school resource centre (library).  Notification of meetings and other events is through the school newsletter. 
P&C meetings for 2018:
  • 20 February
  • 20 March
  • 15 May
  • 19 June
  • 21 August
  • 18 September
  • 16 October
  • 20 November

Upcoming Events


Cav Road SHS’ P&C is Proud to present the first of our Community Events for 2018 - Rebecca Sparrow presents “The Five Secrets to High School”.

When:  Tuesday, 22 May

Time: 6.30pm, for a 7:00pm start, finishing at 8:00pm.

Where:  Auditorium, Cav Road SHS

Who:  The presentation is aimed at students and parents.  Students must be accompanied by an adult.  A gold coin donation would be welcomed.

Bookings:  Please book your seats via SOBs.  Click here for booking instructions.
About Rebecca and the presentation...

Which factors influence whether or not a teen enjoys their time in high school?  Does ‘enjoying high school’ come down to luck or key decisions our children make along the way? 

In this presentation, author, podcast host and popular teen agony aunt Rebecca Sparrow will be revealing what she believes are the five secrets to high school. From friendship choices and identifying ‘drama cyclones’ to developing your emotional resilience and choosing to ‘be seen’ - Rebecca will arm parents and students in the audience with the tools to have their best year yet at Cav Road SHS.

Over the past 25 years Rebecca Sparrow has been a travel writer, a magazine editor, a newspaper columnist, a TV scriptwriter and a novelist.  She is the author of three best-selling novels ver the past 25 years Rebecca Sparrow has been a travel writer, a magazine editor, a newspaper columnist, a TV scriptwriter and a novelist.  She is the author of three best-selling novels The Girl Most Likely, The Year Nick McGowan Came to Stay and Joel and Cat Set The Story Straight (co-authored with Nick Earls). Since 2009 Rebecca has focused on writing non-fiction books for teenage girls to help them navigate those tricky high school years. Those books include Find Your Tribe  (and 9 other things I wish I'd known in high school); Find Your Feet (The 8 things I Wish I'd Known Before I Left High School) and the best-selling Ask Me Anything (heartfelt answers to 65 anonymous questions from teenage girls). Aside from writing books Rebecca writes for, co-hosts the award-winning health and happiness podcast The Well with good friend Robin Bailey and plays agony aunt to teenage girls on the Ask Me Anything podcast. Bec talks to thousands of high school students every year about friendship, resilience, giving back and life online.  Rebecca is an ambassador for The Pyjama Foundation and  #TeamGirls a joint initiative by Suncorp, ReachOut and Netball Australia.  In 2018 she was invited to be a member of the Queensland Government’s Anti-Cyber Bullying Taskforce.  She is also a sherpa to three young children at home. 

Contact the P&C

Please email the P&C Secretary​ if you require more information or wish to apply for membership and/or to volunteer.