Parents and Friends Association

The P&F Committee is a group of dedicated volunteer parents and carers of the children of St Mary's, who join together to promote a sense of community and to support St Mary's in helping to meet the educational needs of the children.

The P&F host a number of social and school community events throughout the year, including Mother's Day and Father's Day breakfasts and our ever popular Mother’s Day/Father’s Day stalls. We also host a number of other events including a Movie night, a Disco, Grandparents' Day morning tea, World Teachers' Day morning tea. Our Annual Commencement Party at the start of the school year is a way of saying ‘Thank You’ to the school community for supporting the P&F.


How is the P&F Levy used?

The P&F Levy is collected as part of the school fees and is in lieu of significant fundraising. Several years ago the P&F voted to opt out of major fundraising events and agreed to the school invoicing families the additional levy. This levy has been able to assist St Mary's in the purchase of classroom, sporting and other resources, including iPods, iPads, representative sporting uniforms (tops/jerseys, bibs, swim caps), Guided Reading books, etc.

When are meetings held?

Our meetings are held once every school term in the School Library. Meetings dates are communicated via the St Mary's newsletter and Skoolbag app. Light refreshments are also provided.

Who can attend the meetings?

All parents and carers of St Mary’s are members of the P&F and are encouraged to attend. Our meetings provide you with an opportunity to connect with fellow parents, make new friends, and hear about what is happening in your child's school community. It is also an opportunity for you to have input or make suggestions.

Parents and Friends Executive Committee 2020

President Philippa Kearney
Vice President Anthony Ellard
Secretary Katy Noone
Treasurer Erin Dowdell
Class Parent Coordinator Vanessa Craze
Mother's/ Father's Day Stall Coordinator Caterina Cipri
Social Coordinator Kelly Lambert & Jenny Hayes
PRC Representative Melissa Lewis
2nd Hand Clothing Pool Suzie Hanna

Contact the school today to express your interest in becoming a parent volunteer

Learn about the P&F  Become a parent volunteer

Please note: all volunteer workers in schools are required to undergo child protection training. Visit the Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese website 'Building Child Safe Communities' for more information.