Given my son started school late last year, I recently attended my first school Annual General Meeting (AGM). As our kids spend so much time at school, childcare, kindy, I find it important to be involved. I was secretary on the kindy (preschool) governing council and I sent my husband to the childcare governing council- where he is a member. I like to know what's going on behind the scenes, have a say on issues that affect my children and get well known by the Principal, Director, teachers, carers and so on. And I thought it would be a great chance to meet some other parents at the school.
I found the AGM really interesting. Being the nerdy person I am (I work in research/statistics) I really enjoyed hearing all the stats about how the kids are performing and what strategies the school has in place to help those who are not up to their expectations. I think my husband would have been bored out of his brains!
So at the end of the meeting I found myself not only a member of the school governing council, but I'm now the newest school governing council Secretary! I'm not sure how I got that job again, I was determined to sit on my hands, but the notion of giving back to the school got to me! I work 4 days per week so I can see it's going to be a busy year, but I'm looking forward to it! We have our first meeting in a couple of weeks, and I'm excited.
Do you like to get involved in committees? Or stay clear?