Our P and F welcomes St Patrick’s School community members to join our P and F meetings held on the first Tuesday of each month.
The P&F recently conducted their AGM as well as the first general meeting for the year. I would like to thank all that attended the meeting and formal introduce and welcome the members of the executive.
Executive P and F Representatives for 2019-
President Mr Lisa Caffery
Vice President Mrs Katie Ritson
Secretary Mrs Carmen Connolly
Treasurer Mrs Fiona Gretton
During the first meeting of the year the P&F usually undertake a goal setting process. Providing opportunities to continue to build on our sense of community was a priority as well as looking at resources that the P&F may be able to purchase to support the teaching and learning that happens at St Patrick’s.
Our meetings take place on the first Tuesday of the month. Our next meeting will take place on Tuesday the 6th of March at 7:00 pm in the library. You are more than welcome to attend.
Our school P and F have outlined the following goals for 2019:
- Organising a welcoming breakfast at school
- Continuing to encourage community involvement by organising a St Patrick’s family event each term
- Continue to update our school technology
- Enhancing the school grounds and building
Parents & Friends Update
All families pay a P&F levy as part of their school fees and last term we began allocating these funds towards some fantastic school projects and resources that help us achieve our goal of encouraging better family engagement in learning and wellbeing. When allocating these funds, we consider a range of criteria but most importantly we assess if the proposed project or resources directly benefit our students and if it aligns with the school’s priorities for 2019. So far this year we have supported the purchase of new learning resources for the Prep Literacy Program as well as new equipment for the sandpit area. We have also supported the Year 6 school musical production ‘Pirates’. At our meeting next week, we’ll discuss the funding of some other exciting school initiatives and how parents can become active participants in their children’s school community. We welcome all parents to take part in this process and look forward to welcoming you at our next meeting.