About the Parents and Friends' Association

The Parents and Friends’ Association is an integral part of the Catholic school structure and is a valuable instrument in this important Church Apostolate of education.

The Parents and Friends Association of St Dominic’s is a very active group that exists to support the Principal and Staff in the activities of the school and to promote a spirit of friendship and cooperation within the school community. It is open to all current members of the school community.

The St Dominic’s Parents and Friends’ Association organises social functions to build community and coordinates fundraising events to provide additional resources to the school.  Events include sausage sizzles, family get togethers, children’s discos, etc.

To ensure its effectiveness, the P&F strives to:

  • Adhere to the aims and objectives of the Bishops’ Mandate and those of the school

  • Strive to develop at the school a real community of parents, teachers and students, which reflects a truly Christian ethos

  • Work closely with the School Authorities, in particular the school Principal, who is the leader of the school community, to achieve common goals

  • Endeavour to have all parents enjoy the exciting experience of their children’s formal school years by active participation and personal involvement in the school programs

  • Provide a healthy forum for ideas and discussion on any relevant issue that will benefit the education of the children

  • Assist in planning and organising functions associated with the social, sporting, cultural and educational life of the school community;

  • Work to provide additional resources which are considered necessary for the children or to assist the teachers in their professional work. Whilst this role has been and will continue to be very important in Catholic schools, it should not be the only function of the Parents and Friends’ Association, which should ensure that its activities extend into the above areas as well.

  • To ensure the proper running of the Association, the Parents and Friend’s Association Executive should:

    • Be responsible for the planning, management and organisation of the Association’s affairs

    • Hold regular (preferably monthly) general meetings, to which should be invited all parents, teachers, parish clergy and/or religious associated with the school, and other interested persons

    • Conduct meetings in a fitting and proper manner with respect for accepted meeting procedures

    • Use known and successful organisational tools, such as sub-committees, task forces, seminars and discussion groups, to encourage wider participation, develop increased responsibility and achieve more effective results

    • Appoint a person or form a sub-committee to be responsible for various activities and dissemination of information pertaining to the Association’s areas of work to the school community

    • Nominate an Association representative on the School Board

Executive

President:     Chenoa Wright

Vice President: Helen Riolo

Treasurer:     Leonie McGuren

Secretary:    Leesa Moran

Class Representatives 

Kindy: Michelle Haagman

Pre Primary: Sinead Dyer

Year 1: Tania Seddon/ Melissa Fanto

Year 2: Angela Ryan

Year 3: Julie George and Lee Stratton

Year 4: Carmel Gordan and Melinda Musca

Year 5: Leesa Moran and Chloe James

Year 6: Carmel Gordan and Melinda Musca


Click here to access the P&F Class Representative Guide

Meeting Minutes