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PARENTS AND FRIENDS ASSOCIATION

The Parents and Friends Association has a major role to play as a parent forum, in helping to build a true spirit of community within the school, in the interaction between parents and teachers and in fundraising. The Parents and Friends Association, as a key parent group in the school, provides a forum for parents to:

  • provide input on parent priorities and suggest ideas about Catholic schooling
  • work closely with principal and staff
  • raise money for resources
  • support students services e.g. canteen
  • provide support for school programs e.g. working bees
  • provide opportunities for social interaction and parents to form supportive networks

The Parents and Friends Association has a key role in developing the community of parents, students and staff. 

The P& F Association meets at 7:30pm in the Library twice each term usually in Weeks 3 & 7.

P&F ASSOCIATION..... HOW CAN I HELP?

Please consider undertaking a position. Listed are the responsibilities of the various committee members:

PRESIDENT

  • Chairs  P&F Meetings
  • Responsible for the smooth running of all parent events run by the P&F.
  • Communicates between teachers and parents.
  • Delegates jobs to other parents and asks for assistance when required.
  • Informs parents in each week's newsletter of coming P&F events.
  • Advises class parents of their role
  • Organises first welcome morning tea for kinder parents and new families
  • Liaises with P&F and Principal

SECRETARY

  • Responsible for handling all incoming and outgoing correspondence including

Congratulations Cards, Sympathy cards, and New Baby Cards

etc. to families within our school community when applicable of the P&F meetings

 

TREASURER

  • Responsible for all financial dealings and keeping of P&F accounts
  • Responsible for counting, recording all P&F money and fund raising money.

CLASS PARENTS (2 PER CLASS)

  • Liaise between teachers and parents and P&F executive to assist with various P&F functions e.g. Special Lunch Days, BBQ, etc if required.
  • Welcome New Families

FUNFAIR DELEGATE

  • Organises workshops and rosters in preparation for funfair
  • Prepares notes to go into newsletter outlining progress of funfair.

NSW PARENT COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE

  • Receives monthly correspondence (1 newsletter)
  • Reports to P&F meeting

SOCIAL COMMITTEE (2-3 SOCIAL EVENTS PER YEAR)

  • Organises P&F events on a social basis for adults, e.g. games nights, morning tea, trivia night, dinner in 2nd and 3rd Term.

CDF BANKER

  • 6 parents do banking on a roster basis
  • Collect bank books Tuesday morning, counts and deposits money and returns books before Friday.

THESE POSITIONS ARE DELEGATED AT THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING IN FEBRUARY.

PARENT ASSISTED PROGRAMS

Parents are welcome to assist at the school in a variety of ways, in the classroom and the many school events that take place. School Banking, School Canteen, Playground Committee, other fundraising committees and class teachers are always appreciative of volunteers. All parents assisting are required to complete a 'Prohibited Employment Declaration' Form as part of the new Childhood Protection Legislation.

SPECIAL NEEDS

Children with special needs are well catered for at St Mary's Primary School with specialised programmes provided for children experiencing learning difficulties and also children in need of enrichment or extension. Programmes include the Talented & Gifted and Peer Tutor Program. Our Support Teacher coordinates the school Resource Team comprising of Integration Aides, Literacy/Numeracy Aides, Kindergarten Aides and the Aboriginal Education Worker. Together they play a vital role in meeting the learning needs of students.  

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St Mary's Primary School

Wheelers Lane PO Box 4141 Dubbo NSW 2830
Tel: 02 6882 4790
Fax: 68844525