November 30

Committee meeting minutes – Thursday 22 November 2012

Venue: Blacktown Sports Club
Meeting opened: 4.05pm
Present: Jenny Scheffers, Honor White, Lee Arundel, Ian McLean, Julie Grazotis, Cathie Cattermole, Sue Pitt, Fran Mead, Di Johnston, Belinda Doyle, Jenny Dengate, Janelle Van Capelle and Michele Young.
Apologies: Lorraine Baxter, Shelley Napper, Jan Poona, Lyn Drew, Bonnie Manwaring and Ilse Roorda-Erich.

Evaluation of Term 4 Professional Learning Day
A very successful day
Positive discussion on TL listserv
Thank you to all Committee members
Jan and Belinda welcomed delegates in foyer and Ilse served tea/coffee to quest speakers and sponsors – greatly appreciated
Completed survey for Panthers’ Event Manager – very positive. Prefer Panthers to other venues we have hired for a conference
Hold future Conferences in Term 2

Conference summary publicised on PMBW Blog

Comments about the day were extremely positive
Refer to Conference Evaluation handout

Libby Gray, World Book sponsor, was disappointed that many delegates ate lunch outside in the foyer and did not approach her sponsor’s table enough
Decision by the committee to suggest that sponsors organise a business card prize draw for delegates who have visited them during the course of the conference.

All expenses have been paid
Five delegates not yet paid.

Organisation for 2013
Term 1 Afternoon Tea
TL – Pam Stewart, Blacktown Girls HS
3:30 – 5.00pm, Committee members to bring a plate

Term 2 Professional Learning Day, Date TBA – early June?
TL – Bonnie Manwaring, Oxley Park PS
Avoid date clashing with Writer’s Festival
Agenda (Suggestions)
Paul MacDonald, Children’s Bookshop – Jenny to contact and book Paul MacDonald
Sharon McGuinness – new book Coming home + her Mrs Mac’s website
Colleen Foley – DEC update + eReaders + National Curriculum
Jackie Hawkes and Honor – CBCA
Colleen Blancato
Lizzie Chase
Di Johnston – iPads + apps
Jenny – there are currently Scan articles re iPads + Guided Inquiry
Run concurrent workshops in mid session
High School/Primary discussion groups in the afternoon
Author presentation??

Term 3 Afternoon Tea
Date to be announced
TL – Julie Grazotis, Banks PS
3:30 – 5:00pm
Book Week discussion.

Term 4 Professional Learning Day
Date to be announced
TL – Janelle Van Capelle
Chifley College, Bidwill
Janelle to check with Principal and contact Jenny

Election of Committee for 2013 -Please click HERE.

General Discussion
Belinda Guymer – not in TL position at Emu Heights PS 2013
Thank you to returning members of the Committee and great to have new members for 2013
Best wishes and thank you to Honor who is retiring.

Thank you for presentation of retirement gift
Presented the committee with a Thank you card.

Suggestion to collate Committee member’s personal phone numbers for contact outside school hours and in emergency situations.

Next Committee Meeting: 3.45pm Penrith Panthers – date to be announced
Meeting closed: 5.15pm.

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