SACS Parents and Friends
The St Andrew’s Association of Parents and Friends is a vibrant group of parents and guardians who are committed to building a strong School community, and to raising additional funds to support our School and students.
Events for the whole School
The Association of Parents and Friends (P&F) organises a number of fun events for the School each year. These include Mothers’, Fathers’ and Grandparent Day Celebrations, Trivia Night, Dinner Dance, Carnevale and a picnic day at Kirrikee outdoor education centre.
ASSOCIATION OF PARENTS AND FRIENDS, DATES FOR 2013
We have a very busy calendar for 2013 with a number of community and fundraising events.
The dates are all here to put in your calendar so you know to keep it free.
We do try very hard not to change dates, but sometimes unavoidable clashes appear with school events.
More information about each event will be forwarded closer to the date.
CONVENORS WELCOME TUESDAY
Tuesday 19 February 5.30pm
(followed by our first general P&F meeting for 2013)
KIRRIKEE WELCOME PICNIC
Saturday 16 March
JUNIOR SCHOOL WELCOME COCKTAILS
Friday 8 March 6.00pm
MIDDLE SCHOOL WELCOME COCKTAILS
Friday 15 March 6.00pm
SENIOR SCHOOL WELCOME COCKTAILS
Friday 22 March 6.00pm
SECONDARY SCHOOL MOTHER’S DAY BREAKFAST
Wednesday 8 May 7.30am
JUNIOR SCHOOL AND GAWURA MOTHER’S DAY BREAKFAST
Friday 10 May 7.30am
Friday 7 June
JUNIOR SCHOOL AND GAWURA GRANDPARENT’S DAY
Tuesday 11 June 9.00am
SECONDARY SCHOOL GRANDPARENT’S DAY
Monday 22 July 9.00am
SECONDARY SCHOOL FATHER’S DAY BREAKFAST
Monday 2 September 7.30am
JUNIOR SCHOOL AND GAWURA FATHER’S DAY BREAKFAST
Friday 6 September 7.30am
Friday 22 November
Friday 16 August 6.00pm
P&F GENERAL MEETINGS - ALL WELCOME
Our meetings are held on Tuesday nights and will commence at 6.30pm. They are held in the library foyer next to the entrance of the school. Everyone is encouraged to come when they can. Our very first meeting follows the Convenors Welcome.
First General P&F Meeting, Tuesday 19 February, 6.30pm Library Foyer
(Convenors Welcome, 5.30pm Library Foyer)
P&F General Meeting, Tuesday 19 March, 6.30 pm, Library Foyer
P&F General Meeting, Tuesday 21 May, 6.30 pm Library Foyer
P&F General Meeting, Tuesday 18 June, 6.30pm Library Foyer
P&F General Meeting, Tuesday 13 August, 6.30pm Library Foyer
P&F General Meeting, Tuesday 17 September, 6.30pm Library Foyer
P&F General Meeting, Tuesday 22 October, 6.30pm Library Foyer
P&F General Meeting & AGM, Tuesday 26th November, 6.00pm Library Foyer (This is an earlier start as we have the AGM and a General Meeting on the same night.)
Year Group Functions
The P&F also supports year group functions organised by Parent Convenors. These gatherings provide opportunities for parents to meet informally, to develop friendships and to link with other families. This is vital in a School that draws students from over 200 Sydney postcodes. Convenors from all years gather together once a term to share ideas, gather information and plan events.
As a fundraising entity, the P&F has recently raised funds for a school bus, portable stage, and a range of educational items, student welfare initiatives and facilities. All parents are encouraged to pay a small membership fee to the Association to offset administrative costs.
Members of the Association of Parents and Friends meet regularly during the school term and everyone is encouraged to attend. Discussions are held in relation to building and strengthening relationships across the School community as well as supporting the Head of School and staff in matters relating to the welfare of students. The purpose of the meetings is also to stay informed about educational, welfare and School developments, and these matters are often presented by SACS staff or special guests.
The work of the P&F relies completely on the input of volunteers drawn from the school community.
Many warm, lifelong friendships are made, not only amongst the students of SACS, but also within the parent community. We welcome you and look forward to getting to know you.
If you would like to find out more about our activities or support the P&F please come along to one of our meetings or contact us via email.