​​Parents and Citizens’ Association (P&C)

The West End State School P&C Association actively supports the re-development of facilities and resources within the school, and welcomes any support or suggestions you are able to offer. As a school community group, they work together to give our students diverse and rich cultural learning opportunities, that will equip them to be wise and active citizens, and leaders in our community. Visit the P&C website.

The P&C Association provides a number of services to the school community including Outside School Hours Care (OHSC), Water Rats Swim Club, Tennis court hire, Tuckshop and Uniform Shop.

Some of these services can be accessed by the Flexischools such as the Tuckshop, the Uniform Shop and swimming lessons with the Water Rats Swim Club. Flexischools is an easy online service that lets you pay, book and order directly for these services.

Contact the P&C Office Manager at or (07) 3010 8281 for further information about the P&C, Executive, services on offer, using Flexischools or how to get involved.

Our Parents and Citizens’ Association meets in the Professional Learning Hub (Administration Building) on the second Tuesday of each month at 7.15pm.

Outside School Hours Care (OSHC)

For all enquiries contact oshc directly at or visit ​the P&C website​.

Water Rats Swimming Program and Club

Bookings for TERM 2 – 2021 Water Rats after school swimming will be available for booking and payment via this link now.

The pool heating is on and sitting at a lovely 29 degrees. The thermal blanket is on every night to keep it nice and toasty.

Children attending OSHC the same day as their afterschool swimming lessons MUST be booked into the 4:15pm timeslot. This gives them time to have afternoon tea and get changed.

We are not offering swimming lessons on Mondays in term 2 nor squad sessions on any day.

Swim weeks: Tuesday 27th April to Friday 18th June (this is the 2nd week of term to the 2nd last week 8 weeks in total) Click here to see the timetable

Session Information and costs

• The before and after school swimming lesson program is organised by WESS P & C and is open to all in the school and local community. All sessions are delivered by qualified paid coaches in the heated 25m pool.
• Please DO NOT present to the pool to make a booking. The coaches need to focus on delivering the session and are not responsible for bookings or payments. Coaches cannot admit swimmers who have not been pre-booked and pre-paid. NO PAY, NO SWIM
• Children must bring their own goggles, swimming caps, sun shirt and towel. Please mark everything clearly with your child’s name. Bring a warm top for when the children exit the pool as they are often cold.

  • No parents/ guardians in the change rooms
  • no filming or recording of children allowed at any time
  • We ask you that if you or your children are unwell please stay at home.
  • Make up lessons will be available in week 10

LEARN TO SWIM (LTS): Suitable for children who are water safe, but need basic stroke taught. Minimum age is 4 years old. We have 3 levels within the LTS swimmers, and seek to group children with other children of similar swimming capabilities. Children should remain at this level until they can swim 25m of freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke. Please choose the session for your child carefully as we are unable to change their session due to the large number of children in our Learn to Swim programme. Costs $15.00 per lesson $120 per term + $5.00 membership fee

ADVANCED LEARN TO SWIM (ALTS): Suitable for children who can swim 25m of freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke. Participants will work on all strokes, refining freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke, and learn butterfly and diving. Costs $13.00 per lesson $104.00 per term

SQUAD: Senior squad will cater for children who have greater endurance and can swim 50m of all 4 strokes and who are capable of lap swimming. (Some discretion may apply for butterfly). We will divide the children into groups according to ability. Participants will work on endurance, sprints, diving, tumbles and starts. Physical intensity will depend on individual capabilities. Costs $10.00 per lesson $80.00 per term.

• Coaches are responsible for children only at the time of their swimming session. Children may not wait unaccompanied for their swimming session. Siblings or children not swimming, must be supervised by an adult/parent and must remain in the pool enclosure
• Term refunds for term 2 will only be available up until Friday 14th May 2021. The P&C reserves the right to determine if a refund is warranted
• Catch up lessons because of weather cancellations or pool maintenance will be held in week 10 on the Tuesday and Wednesday only. These catch ups are for when we cancel not when your child misses a session due to illness or holidays

Need to know more? Please email Donna.

Last reviewed 25 May 2021
Last updated 25 May 2021