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Parents Association Constitution


Atwood School Parent’s association constitution                               September 1990


  1. The name of the Association shall be The Atwood Parents Association.
  2. The objects of the Association shall be 

a)       Charitable, as defined for tax purposes

b)      To promote the welfare of the school in cooperation with the Headmaster and staff

c)       To encourage parental interest in the school and it’s activities

d)      To promote means for discussion between the headmaster, staff and parents of matters of common interest.

e)       To encourage interest in the school through the community at large.


  1. All Parents /carers/guardians of children at the school shall be members of the Association with power to vote at Annual and Extraordinary General meetings.
  2. The Association shall be managed by a committee of 14 members who themselves shall elect a Chairman, deputy chairman, treasurer and secretary. The members
    shall be elected at the AGM to be held in October each year and shall be subject to retirement at the end of 3 years, although eligible for re election should there be
    insufficient new nominations to fill the vacancies. The school shall be invited to appoint 2 members of staff to be ex officio members of the committee. 
  3. General meetings shall be convened either by the committee or at the written request of ten members of the assoc to the secretary.
  4. At least 14 days notice shall be given for General meetings.
  5. The quorum for an AGM shall be 20 members, for a committee meeting 5 members constitutes a quorum. 
  6. The committee may co-opt members and appoint any sub committee for specific purposes. Casual vacancies on the committee may be filled by the committee
    from members of the association.
  7. Alterations to the rules of the Assoc may be made only at AGM. Notice of proposed alterations to the rules of the Assoc shall be circulated to the members
    not less than 14 days prior to the meeting.
  8.  Funds of the association will be applied solely for the maintenance and development of the associations stated objects .In the event of the dissolution of the Assoc,
    the remaining funds shall be disbursed according to the wishes of the general meeting.
  9. The Treasurer shall keep an account of all income and expenditure and shall submit accounts to the members, duly audited at each AGM. The banking account
    shall be in the name of the association and withdrawals shall be made in the name of the association on signature of any 2 officers.
     Two auditors, not being
    members of the committee shall be appointed at the AGM to audit the accounts prior to the next AGM.