The 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 ancillary funds to support our school and students. The P&F hold a number of community (friend-raising) and fundraising events throughout the year including Mothers’, Fathers’ and Grandparents’ Days, Kirrikee Picnic Day and the SACS Fine Wine and Food Show. Through the P&F, Parent Convenors form informal groups within specific year groups to provide opportunities for our parents to meet and get to know one other. This is vital as our students and their families come to SACS from over 220 suburbs of Sydney.
The St Andrew’s Cathedral School and Gawura School communities are warm, inclusive and motivated networks of people connecting students, staff, parents, alumni, former parents and other members of the surrounding business, cultural and church communities of Sydney.
While the P&F aims to support current parents, the School Foundation embraces the wider community. It works closely with the Parents and Friends Association (P&F), the Old Andrean’s Association (OAA) and our Friends of Gawura and Gawura Parent Group (GPAC) as well as staff, former staff and former parents of SACS (The Hessian Club). The Foundation publishes Elevate (an e-newsletter for the wider SACS community) and Friends of Gawura (for supporters of Gawura School).
The Foundation fundraises for a range of projects including Gawura and the Phillip Heath Scholarship Fund, as well as capital campaigns and contributions to the SACS Building Fund. The Foundation runs the Foundation Uniform Store which raises additional important fundraising for St Andrew’s.
Our alumni are represented by the Old Andrean’s Association which works actively to build connections between the school and our former students. The OAA manages its own Facebook and web page and regularly hold reunions and events for alumni.