Parents and Friends’ Association
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
President: Helen Riolo
Vice President: Michelle Haagman
Treasurer: Leonie McGuren
Secretary: Chenoa Wright
Pre Primary: Pia and Nikola
Year 1: Rachel
Year 2: Veronica and Anthea
Year 3: Justine and Cathy
Year 4: Gemma
Year 5: Kathryn
Year 6: Alina