Parents of current students are encouraged to become involved and participate in this worthwhile parent network.
- To provide liaison between parents and friends and the College executive.
- To provide opportunities for parents to get together socially.
- To assist the College with events and give financial assistance for various projects and initiatives.
- To establish an active parent network so that all parents feel that they are welcome, have support and assistance and are a part of the College Community.
P&F Clubs Supporting Our Boys
Some of the boy’s extracurricular activities have specialist clubs under the P&F umbrella whose role is to enrich the experience of the boys.
Parents as well as school staff are involved in the organisation and running of these activities. Some clubs hold their own specific fundraising initiatives.
To keep up to date with P&F events and how to purchase tickets read the P&F section in the SPX APP and Woodchatta each week.
Each year we hold the following main events for parents and families:
|First Day Parents’ Morning Tea||Term 1 (February) First day of school year|
|Family Commencement Mass and supper||Term 1 (February) – Saturday event|
|Open Day||Term 1 (March) – Saturday event|
|Parent Cocktail Party||Term 1 (April) – Friday or Saturday event in Term 1|
|Mothers’ Day Liturgy & Morning Tea||May – close to Mothers’ Day|
|Trivia Night **||Term 3 (August) – Saturday event|
|Fathers’ Day Breakfast||August/September close to Fathers’ Day|
|New Parents’ Orientation Day Morning Tea||Term 4 (November) – Saturday event|
**The Trivia night is the only event which is a fundraiser with the proceeds raised donated back to the various clubs to fund their activities. This is a fun evening and is usually very enthusiastically attended by parents and the College staff.
Class and Year Representatives
Activities are also held for specific class or year groups that include: morning teas, drinks, dinners, picnics, etc. Look out in your email, Woodchatta and APP for notice of these events.
How your P&F contribution makes a Difference
P&F funds provide real benefit to the College and students. Social functions like the commencement mass, annual cocktail party, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day breakfasts, which bring hundreds of parents together as a community, are subsidised by P&F funds.
Also, these are just some of the school and extra projects that have been funded either in full or in part by the P&F in recent years.
- Sporting club grants for equipment and specialist coaching
- Purchase of camping/hiking gear
- China tour
- Science Forum attendance
- Robotics equipment
- Air-conditioning unit
- Performing arts initiatives including instrument purchases
- Capital works at Oxford Falls and at Chatswood.
There is a General Meeting held each term, and an Annual General Meeting in November.
Meetings are held at the College, normally in the Sarto Centre located on the corner of Daisy & Anderson Streets Chatswood. Meetings start at 7.30 pm and are normally finished by 9.30 pm. All are welcome.
At each meeting the latest news and information is shared by the following people where appropriate:
- College Principal
- P & F President
- P & F Treasurer
- P & F Social Coordinator
- Sports clubs or Performing Arts
In addition, at each meeting, there will usually be a keynote speaker will give a presentation on a topic of interest or concern to parents, eg raising teenagers, drugs, alcohol, cyber security, elective subject choice etc. If you would like to suggest a topic please contact the President, by email ahead of the meeting.
Your involvement enriches the college
To do all this we need Parents of current students to become involved and participate. Whether it is assisting in organising an event or managing your sons sporting team, your involvement results in a richer College community. If you would like to help, contact us.