Parents & Friends
St Andrew’s Cathedral School Parents and Friends
The SACS Association of Parents and Friends (P&F) 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. The P&F hold a number of community (friend-raising) and fundraising events throughout the year.
Events for the whole school
The P&F organises a number of fun events during the school year. We have a busy calendar for 2020, with a number of community and fundraising events. (Please check the website and P&F newsletter throughout the year for more detailed event information).
- 28 Jan – Welcome in the Square – K, Yr 7, Y12
- 29 Jan – Welcome in the Square – Years 1-6, 8-11
- 18 Feb – P&F Presents (Wine and Cheese Night)
- 28 Feb – Junior School Parent Social
- 10 Mar – P&F General Meeting
- 14 Mar – Kirrikee Picnic Day
- 8 May – Mother’s Day Welcome in the Square
- 12 May – P&F Presents
- 16 May – Gala Dinner
- 2 Jun – P&F General Meeting
- 5 Jun – Junior School and Gawura Grandparents’ Day
- 9 Jun – Secondary Grandparents’ Day
- 23 June – Showcase
- 25 June – NAIDOC Assembly
- 26 Jun – Gala Day & Giving Day
- 22 July – Winter Welcome in the Square
- 11 Aug – P&F Presents
- 4 September – Fathers’ Day Welcome in the Square
- 8 Sep – P&F General Meeting
- 27 Oct – P&F Presents
- 7 Nov – Christmas Wine and Food Markets
- 12 November – Friends of SACS and Gawura Thank you
- 17 Nov – P&F AGM & Meeting
- 27 November – Bye Bye Blue
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 the Head of School or special guests.
Across the year there are four P&F Presents meetings. These will be meetings 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.
Please see agendas and minutes of meetings at the bottom of the page.
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 200 postcodes around Sydney.
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 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 among the students of SACS, but also within the parent community through their involvement in the P&F and its fundraising.
We look forward to welcoming you and getting to know you.
|Ms Helen Carson||President|
|Mr Michael Pain||Vice President|
|Ms Nicole Overton||Treasurer|
|Ms Danelle Denny||Secretary|
|Mr Ross Cameron||Executive|
|Ms Sally Sternecker||Executive & Parent Convenor Support|
P&F Sustainable School Shop
What Is It?
Sustainable School Shop is an initiative that has been implemented by the SACS P&F Association. It is an online platform that assists parents and carers to act in a sustainable manner when sourcing resources for their child’s school. Through this platform, all parents and carers can register and then sell and purchase second hand school equipment such as musical instruments, sport equipment, outdoor education requirements etc. You will be able to see items available for sale not only within the SACS community, but also within your local geographic area.
How Much Does It Cost?
There is no cost to our individual SACS families. The P&F have purchased a school’s subscription for all our SACS families.
What Can I Buy and Sell?
You can buy and sell anything related to school activities – outdoor education equipment, sports equipment, musical instruments, sheet music, music exam books etc.
Why Can’t I See Any Second Hand Uniforms?
The school has asked that all transactions in regards to uniforms be completed through the School’s Uniform Shop. You can find the link to the school’s Uniform Store here: Foundation Uniform Store
How Do I Register?
It couldn’t be easier.
- Go to www.sustainableschoolshop.com.au
- Fill in your details
- Enter St Andrews Cathedral School into the box asking “Enter Schools Name”
- Click on ‘Register Now’ button
- You will receive an email with login details
- Follow email directions and you are registered!
What If I Need Help?
Go straight to Sustainable School Shop – they have excellent support available. Simply click here to contact them: Contact Sustainable School Shop
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&[email protected]