The Âé¶¹Ö±²¥ Parents’ Association was originally formed in 1936 and all parents of the school are members. The annual membership fee appears on Term 1 fees invoice. Participation by both mothers and fathers is encouraged.
The President of the Association is appointed by the Council. The Deputy Head Pastoral Care serves as the Patron of the Association.
The Âé¶¹Ö±²¥ Parents’ Association Executive is made up of the President, Patron, Chair, Deputy Chair, Secretary, Minute Secretary and Treasurer.
The Association also has a Committee, comprised of the representatives of various School activity groups and parent bodies:
American Tea Convenor
Assistant American Tea Convenor
Year Representative Coordinator
Prayer Group Coordinators
Convenors – Second Hand Bookers
Northbridge American Tea Convenor
All parents are encouraged to volunteer to help the committee members or to take on a role in the Âé¶¹Ö±²¥ Parents’ Association.
What We Do
The main aim of the Âé¶¹Ö±²¥ Parents' Association is to bring parents together and foster friendships in order to build a strong school community.
Our Year Representatives provide a valuable link to parents and organise social functions for year groups.
Every March the Âé¶¹Ö±²¥ Parents’ Association together with the Âé¶¹Ö±²¥ Foundation hosts an annual welcome cocktail party called ‘The Icebreaker’ which is always a highlight event.
The Parents' Association organises information evenings where guest speakers are invited to address parents in order to assist them with current issues affecting our children today.
If a family encounters difficulties due to illness etc. the Association, through the Year Representatives, can provide support such as meals and school/sports transport.
Parent volunteers also provide School support through scribing, Northbridge Saturday canteen, sale of second hand textbooks, sale of crested goods and library assistance.
"Parent volunteering is essential to building a strong school community"
How are Association funds spent?
All funds raised by the Association are spent within the following 12 months to benefit current students.
Funds are used to:
Provide scholarships, bursaries and exhibitions
Buy resources for the School such as books, sporting and musical equipment
Information evenings for parents
Hosting Âé¶¹Ö±²¥ Parents’ Association events, such as the Year 7 Welcome BBQ
The Importance of Volunteering
Parent volunteering is essential to building a strong school community. It sends a positive message to our children that you consider school to be a worthwhile cause and shows children the importance of participating in the larger community. The Association urges parents to get involved with what we do. All involvement is greatly appreciated. To offer your assistance please complete the this will be sent through to the Âé¶¹Ö±²¥ Parents’ Association.
How can parents be involved?
Join an American Tea stall
Attend relevant Year functions
Attend Association Information Evenings and special events
Participate in General Meetings of the Association
Volunteer at the Sports Canteen on Saturdays
How do parents contact the Âé¶¹Ö±²¥ Parents' Association?
For more information about the Association, Parents can email Âé¶¹Ö±²¥Assoc@shore.nsw.edu.au