Parents & Friends Association
There are lots of opportunities to be involved with your school:
- Attending the weekly general assembly – 3.15pm Fridays, be there, meet others, hear what’s happening
- Sign up for the Parents & Friends email notices and step up to events like working bees or fundraisers when the call out comes – send your name, email and phone details to firstname.lastname@example.org (this is a different email news from the school’s fortnightly newsletter, Errol Street News, and contains specific requests regarding events coming up)
- Helping out regularly in the classroom – ask your teacher
- Help out at excursions or sports events – look out for request notices, or check with the teacher close to the event
- Volunteer regularly in the garden or kitchen with the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Scheme – look on the school website – there’s a tab on the homepage, and contact Sam the SAKG teacher, you can volunteer throughout the year, or just step up when your child is in the garden or kitchen.
Parents & Friends Association – join in our meetings, 7 pm, Staff Room
Tuesday 7th February, 7th March, 9th May, 8th August, 17th October, 14th November 2017
What special events are scheduled for this year?
The Parent’s and Friends Association along with help from staff and importantly other parents, organise some great gatherings during the year. Check the Errol Street News for more details leading up to the date. Note: our fete is bi-annual and this year we’ve planned an Arts Festival as a major event.
Some of our annual recurring events are:
- International Dinner & Open Classrooms
- Mother’s Day Stall
- Arts Festival
- Book Week
- Bring A Bloke to Breakfast
We need our parents to be involved in our school community to support the extraordinary learning opportunities and enhance the school experience for our kids as department funding is limited. Every school needs to fundraise, play and celebrate, and gather to build up connections and open our school to their wider community – we can’t do this without you, our parents and friends. As the school expands rapidly, it’s essential that more of us get involved and contribute. These events are great learning opportunities, friendly and fun, and will become treasured memories for your family.
If you cannot volunteer due to other commitments and pressures, or feel burdened when asked from time to time to donate time or goods, please consider donating financially. Even $100 per family would go a long way to maintaining our extra-curricular activities, beautiful grounds, and special programs like SAKGP. Simply fill out the envelope at the office. All specific donations to our building fund are tax deductable.
The ‘Caring Kitty’ – a way to donate to families in need.
One of the schemes we have at the school is the “CARING KITTY” – a support fund for families in our school community - which is available to assist families in special need. We’d like to ensure all our students have the same opportunities to school experiences, eg. camps and excursions, and this fund is used when we need to give that extra support to a family doing it tough in our school community. If you want to find out a bit more about this, or have someone in mind to refer, speak to Sally or another senior staff member. If you would like to make a donation to the ‘Caring Kitty’, we have a number of families who have had some crisis during the summer and need our help. Donate by filling out a payment envelope at the office, writing “Caring Kitty” donation, and your name and amount on the outside.
Parents & Friends Association – how about getting involved behind the scenes?
Are you keen to be part of the organising of events, or have some new ideas and energy? We’d love some new faces to our small band of parent volunteers who meet every 6 weeks or so to keep these events happening every year. If you’d like to know more, email us at email@example.com