The St Andrew’s Cathedral School Association of Parents and Friends (P&F) is a vibrant group of parents and carers who are committed to building a strong school community, and to raising additional funds to support our school and students. The P&F run fun filled and exciting events throughout the year.
We have a busy calendar for 2023 and are looking forward to welcoming parents from all year groups. Please read our regular P&F newsletter for updates and more detailed information.
Each year the P&F creates a magnetic calendar for families with all the key dates, to help plan for those ‘cannot be missed’ events.
Year group functions
The P&F also supports get-togethers and functions for each year group. These gatherings are organised by our Parent Convenors and provide opportunities for parents to meet informally, develop friendships and link with other families. These social events are vital in a school that draws students from over 230 postcodes around Sydney. Click here for more information about parent convenors and how to reach the parent convenor for your year group.
As a fundraising entity, the P&F has previously raised funds for a school bus, portable stage, Chapter House, Kirrikee, audio-visual equipment and a range of educational items, student welfare initiatives and facilities. All parents are encouraged to pay a small membership fee of $80 to the Association to offset administrative costs.
The P&F meet regularly across the year and all our parents and carers are encouraged to attend. These meetings are a great opportunity to gain an insight into what is happening at the School. Matters as diverse as curriculum, student welfare, development at the School and topical issues of the day that affect our school and community are addressed by a senior staff member or special guests.
Across the year there are four P&F Presents evenings. These are gatherings where a specific subject area of interest to parents will be discussed usually with a panel of invited speakers. Parents will have the opportunity to participate in these discussions and pose questions to the panel.
The P&F meetings are held throughout the year on Tuesday nights at 6pm in the Community Hub on Level 4, St Andrew’s House. If there are COVID restrictions in place, an alternative venue or online link will be advertised.
Many warm, lifelong friendships are made, not only among the students of the school, but also within the parent community through their involvement in the P&F and its fundraising.
The work of the P&F relies completely on the input of volunteers drawn from the school community. We look forward to welcoming you and getting to know you.
P&F Committee members for 2023
Helen Carson – President
Jane Randall – Vice President
Bradley Smith – Secretary
Simon Chan – Treasurer
Heidi Beck – General Executive
Amanda Green – General Executive
Pauline Su – General Executive
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 at P&F@sacs.nsw.edu.au
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