“Attending or helping out at events is a great way
to meet new friends!”
The Association of Parents and Friends (P&F), run by parent volunteers has the dual role of building and supporting the parent community and fundraising to support our school and students. Fostering parent communication and friendships is done through events, meetings, presentations and the P&F Convenor system.
P&F meetings help parents stay informed in the complicated modern world of education. Each term there is a general meeting which provides regular updates on key school news and events, including a Head of School update. The P&F meetings are open and informal opportunities to engage with the school and benefit most from a wide range of thoughts and contributions, so participation is strongly encouraged.
The P&F also hosts a series of P&F Presents evening on topics of interest to parents. The format includes a staff panel and Q&A on topics that are requested by the parent community. Recent topics have included Technology, Cocurricular and ‘Learning to learn’.
The P&F has its own community newsletter that updates parents on items of interest, upcoming events and P&F meeting dates and minutes.
All families are encouraged to pay a membership fee with their school fees in Term 1 to offset administrative costs and support P&F community initiatives.
In recent years, the P&F has raised funds for audio visual equipment, staff scholarships, a 3-D printer for Technological and Applied Studies and the refurbishment of the rooftop. Funds are mostly raised through events and student barbeques.
Mrs Helen Carson
|Vice President||Jane Randall|
|General Executive||Heidi Beck|
|General Executive||Amanda Green|
|General Executive||Pauline Su|
P&F Parent Convenors
What is a P&F Parent Convenor?
P&F Parent Convenors, focus on supporting the parents of individual year groups (Secondary School) and classes (Junior School). They assist in building our community by providing a valuable link between parents, the P&F and the School. A key focus of our P&F Parent Convenors is organising year group social functions for parents providing an opportunity for parents (and sometimes their children) to meet informally and develop friendships and support networks.
Who can be a P&F Parent Convenor?
Any parents at St Andrew’s Cathedral School. We encourage two to three for each year group Years 7-12; and 1-2 for each class in K-6.
What does a P&F Parent Convenor do?
P&F Parent Convenors work together to:
- welcome families in your class or year group
- enable parents in your cohort to get to know each other
- arrange simple and fun social/connecting occasions
- enhance communication between parents, the P&F, and the School
- support P&F friend-raising and fundraising activities
- attend P&F meetings whenever possible
2024 P&F Key Events Calendar
If you would like to find out more about our activities or support the P&F, please come along to one of our meetings or contact us via email at P&F@sacs.nsw.edu.au.