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Parents & Friends


Parents & Friends

The P&F is established to support the Principal to fulfil their responsibilities in leading the Catholic Identity, Education, Community and Stewardship functions of the Catholic school in pursuit of CEWA’s vision to be Christ-centred and child-focused.

The P&F has an important role to support QCE element 3.2 Parents and Caregivers

“Catholic Education partners with and supports parents and caregivers as the first educators of their children.”

The P&F should carry out the following functions in the context of their school community:

  1. collaborate with the Principal to plan, organise and promote social, sporting, cultural, educational and faith formation activities for the interaction of parents, school staff, parish and students and in doing so provide opportunities for community engagement, where relevant;
  2. support the Principal in the facilitation of fundraising events for the benefit of the students; these funds provide opportunities for students and complement the school budget;
  3.  encourage parental participation in school programs, particularly those related to parent engagement in learning;
  4. act as a forum for ideas and discussion on any relevant issue that will benefit the students;
  5.  act as a channel to CSPWA to seek advice or express opinion;
  6. liaise with CSPWA and/or parish and other parties to organise guest speakers for the P&F members on current and suggested educational programs, faith development and other matters of interest;
  7. in consultation with the Principal, conduct an annual P&F event planning session to establish focus for the year ahead (support guidelines to be developed);
  8. be positive advocates for the school in the local community;
  9. represent the P&F as an invited member of the Catholic School Advisory Council; and
  10. follow the CEWA Guidelines for P&F Groups in a Catholic School.

Parents & Friends Committee 2024

Ryan Rawlins

Kara Auricht

Tina Francis

Rachel Rawlins