Parent Handbook 2020

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Parent Support Groups

Change of Contact Details

Parents and carers of all Pymble Ladies’ College students are members of the Pymble Parent Association (PPA) for the duration of their daughter’s enrolment at the College. An elected committee oversees the day-to-day running of the PPA. All parents and carers are encouraged to attend the biannual meetings of the PPA and are welcome to be involved with the committee. The PPA objective is to promote the wellbeing of the College and its students, and to represent parents and carers in the following ways: • To encourage participation in the life of the College and a sense of community by providing a variety of social functions. • To raise funds to allow the College to purchase equipment and to fund special projects not covered by its normal budget. • To represent parents and carers in the life of the College and liaise with the Principal and College Council.

Any change of address, telephone number or emergency contact numbers should be notified via email to or by logging onto MyPymble via the College website using your six-digit username, followed by your password, and clicking on ‘Change of Details’. Any issues with logins/passwords or for password resets, please contact College Services.

The PPA and individual Parent Support Groups (PSGs) communicate with parents and carers via the weekly eNewsletter, which is emailed every Thursday during term time. Upcoming events are listed on the Edumate calendar and Pymble SkoolBag app. Parents and carers can offer their time and assistance by becoming involved in the support groups which operate under the auspices of the Pymble Parent Association, including: • Senior School Parent Group (SSPG) • Upper School Parent Group (USPG) • Middle School Parent Group (MSPG) • Junior School Parent Group (JSPG) • Preparatory School Parent Group (PSPG) • Boarding Parent Group (BPG) • Music Support Group (MSG) • Rowing Support Group (RSG) • Snowsports Support Group (SSG).

Uniform and Appearance All students are expected to wear their uniform correctly and with pride. They are required to maintain high standards of appearance within the College and outside in the community. Full school uniform, including the appropriate school hat, should be worn to and from the College. Find out more in the relevant sections of this handbook and the Student Diary. PDHPE AND SPORTS TRAINING Junior and Secondary students are to change into sports uniform, including appropriate footwear and hat, at the start of the PDHPE lesson. At the end of the period, students change back into full school uniform. Students attending beforeschool sports training can arrive at school in PDHPE uniform, but all students should be attired in full school uniform in time for Period 1 unless they have PDHPE in Period 1. All students must leave the College dressed in full school uniform and not their sports uniform unless they are travelling home by car. If travelling by public transport in Terms 2 and 3, students may wear full sports uniform after 5.00pm. For information regarding the requirements for Preparatory School students, please refer to the Preparatory School section of this handbook.

More information about the Parent Support Groups is also available in the relevant section of this handbook or on the MyPymble portal.

Parent Handbook 2020