Parents And Friends Association

The Parents and Friends Association is a support group fostering involvement of parents and friends in the life of the College. It meets on a monthly basis and is active in funding educational resources for the students and promoting activities for parents and friends to participate in during the year.

Our annual FUNFEST (fete) is our major fund raiser for the year and it is held during the month of May each year. It allows the College to reach-out to the community and provide a day for the entire family in a safe environment.

Minutes of Meeting

2018

  • To be updated

P&FA Terms of Reference

2018 P&FA President Report

Parents and Friends Association Report 2018

2018 has been another busy, year for the Faith Parents and Friends Association.

We started the year, with our first “Tea and Tissues” welcome morning tea for our Prep Parents. This gave both new families and current families a chance to meet and catch up. Many of our current parents, with older children already attending the college, offered a smile and hug, or just a few words of wisdom for our new families experiencing this exciting and emotional day for the first time.

With a fresh look and feel, we celebrated the beginning of the school year with our End of Summer Faith Family and Friends BBQ.With a huge jumping castle, splash pool and special characters, it was a night of fun and fellowship, with families from both campus coming together to celebrate the year ahead.

Then, before we knew it Funfest was upon us. Although the lead up is often a very busy and exhausting time for members of the P&FA, Class Parents, Parent Volunteers and Staff, the smiles and laughter of our children, along with the overwhelming since of community spirit on the day, truly makes it all worthwhile.

After collating your survey feedback, we endeavoured to give our most popular event a fresh look. We kept many of our popular attractions and stalls, but to provide a greater variety, we introduced a market stall alley, including our very own pre- loved book stall, moved many of the students’ performances into the SPAR, and streamlined the layout.And although we were faced with some very unwelcomed rain which impacted on the running of many events and attractions, this Funfest was one of our most successful in recent years raising over $43 000.

We are so very grateful for all our wonderful volunteers thought out the day, the amazing staff and students and to all our sponsors and local members of government, all who make this event possible with all their hard work and support.

Going forward, the P&FA will be working closely with the college in terms of assisting with “big ticket” items to be purchased.This year we are excited to by assisting with the purchase of fitness style outdoor play equipment for the senior campus and sensory play outdoor equipment for the junior campus

With the beginning of term 3 it was time to brush off our boots and put on our cowboy hats and get ready for our 3nd Annual Bush Dance. Our Bush Dance has become one of our most popular events on the P&FA calendar. And this year was no exception. It was a fantastic family night with lots of dancing, games and prizes, and we were happy to raise an additional $3000 for the college.

Along with these major events, there have been a number of smaller activities the P&FA has been involved in including, Scolastic BookClub and Book Fairs, which have has contribute to over $3000 in books and resources for the library, Sausage Sizzles, and our Food Bank to assist our college community during difficult personal times.

As the end of the year, quickly approaches we are busy getting ready for our first ever Christmas Carols Family Picnic which we hope will be an enjoyable family night celebrating the end of the school year.

I would like to thank all the members of the P&FA, particularly the Executive Committee, all our parent volunteers, members of the wider community, and all college staff, who have helped throughout year.Without your support and assistance, none of our events would be possible.

Thank you all for your support and we look forward to another fun filled year in 2019.

Many Thanks

Kerry Richards

P&FA President