The main objectives of the Parents and Friends Association are;
- to stimulate an active interest in the life of the school,
- to foster a spirit of positive fellowship amongst parents, staff and friends of the school,
- to promote a spirit of genuine cooperation between parents, staff and students of the school,
- to provide financial assistance for the development of the school’s facilities and teaching resources.
- to provide a pathway for parents to be involved in supporting the school .
The Association plays a significant role in building the community spirit of the school. Its events and functions provide opportunity for parents and staff to gather together in a spirit of fun and fellowship.
Margot Vine (P & F Chairperson) has the significant role of Parent and Community Relations. Please make contact with her through the school should you need more information regarding school P & F events.
Parents and Friends Program
The P & F Program for 2016
- P & F Celebrates Welcome Night - 5th February 7.30pm Auditorium
- Party For Charity - March 28th 2pm Sandbar Henley Beach
- Annual Quiz Night - 14th May Auditorium
- Grandparents and Special Friends Day 24th June
- Olympathon - 8th July
- P & F Gala Ball November 12th 6.45pm - 1am Adelaide Entertainment Centre
There are many ways in which parents can be involved in their child’s education including:
- becoming involved in their children’s education at school and in the community.
- There are many ways in which parents can be involved in their child’s education including:
- asking them what they learnt at school today
- helping them to meet assessment task deadlines by helping them set goals, manage their time better
- reinforcing the expectations of the school in relation to uniform, behaviour and work ethic
- helping out in the canteen
- attending parent-teacher interviews
- attending school information evenings
- being involved in the various parents bodies of the school e.g. P & F, Support Groups
- coming along and watching them perform in their musical, cultural or sporting groups or teams
- helping out in their child’s classroom
- taking an interest in what they are doing at school (both in and out of the classroom)
- Emphasize effort at least as much as achievement. When parents ask what they can do to help their child the reply is ‘be interested in everything that they do and above all, as often as you can, be there to watch then in action in this most exciting phase of their life.
We see the child’s growth and development as a shared responsibility. After all, the child spends up to seven hours a day or thirty-five hours a week in the care of the school.
Parents have the key role in character making, modelling philosophy and building attitudes, values and self-esteem.
Where these values are shared we can only back you up, and will.
How to get involved
GET TO KNOW YOUR SCHOOL
- Use every opportunity to attend;
- class events
- open days
- sporting carnivals
- special events (music, art, performing arts)
- worship (see newsletters)
- parents and friends events.
- The Newsletter
- Class teacher’s letters
- Parent Information Books
- The Directory
- School Magazine
- Student Portfolios
P & F '70's' Quiz Night 2015
JOIN IN WITH P & F ACTIVITIES
As you become more confident with school life, school staff, teachers and other parents, consider supporting the P&F Action Committees. These are special event committees. Each event requires a particular working party to ensure effective planning and organisation.
It’s a terrific experience to join one of the action groups.
The Parent Room located in the Multi purpose Hall functions both as a casual meeting area for parents as well as a venue for informal parent information sessions.
Parents are welcome to make use of this area to meet with other parents for a chat and coffee. A coffee machine is available for use and muffins are for sale from the School Canteen.
Throughout the year parents are invited to meet in the Parent Room after each Worship which is held Friday mornings.
Throughout the year informal sessions are lead by staff to share information regarding various programs. Information sessions may focus on areas such as
- Learning Support
- Bullying and Resilience
- The Primary Years Program
Class Coordinators also book the Parent Room for Year Level or Class coffee mornings.