The St Joseph’s Parents and Friends Association is very active and is a wonderful support to the school. With a focus on making parents feel welcome at the school and raising funds, this group of parents walk the talk of our school value of community. The P&F meet each month with a view to share ideas, engage with staff and contribute to the life of the school. Parents have a say in what the funds raised are spent on as do staff. These projects originate from the School Annual Plan which is developed by the Principal and staff. Some of the activities they carry out throughout the year include:
- Parent and Staff Wine & Cheese Evening at the beginning of the year
- Mother’s Day and Father’s Day stalls
- Trivia Night
- Monster Raffle
- Second Hand Uniform Shop
- Grant Writing Committee
- Parent social events
- Working Bees
The P&F have begun engaging in more social activities for parents including a Father’s Luncheon and Mother’s High Tea and events such as a Trivia Night.
In addition to the P&F Executive, there exist many committees that meet regularly to plan for many of the projects being developed. To enable this, the P&F have a ‘Just One Thing’ initiative where parents, upon enrolment and then again annually, can commit to helping with ‘just one thing’. The school believes that it is a reasonable expectation that parents commit to assisting in this way.
For more information about the Parents and Friends Association, please visit www.pandf.org.au