Parents & Friends
One of the best things about St Mary Star of the Sea College is the nurturing of community spirit. Part of this nurturing is a strong relationship between the College and the Parents and Friends Association (P&F) who in turn support the College so that the girls can get the best educational experience possible.
The P&F is led by a President, supported by two Vice Presidents, a Secretary and a Treasurer. These positions make up the Executive who meet every term prior to a general meeting. General meetings are held once a term and this is where parents can attend and take a proactive role in their daughter’s education. The meetings provide an opportunity to get to know College staff, share information, ask questions, allocate funds and initiate activities to benefit the girls. Since the introduction of the P&F levy, there is no need for general fundraising by the P&F. In fact, the major role of the P&F is to allocate the expenditure of these funds.
Other functions of the P&F are organising social events such as the Year 7 Welcome BBQ, the Formal Fashion Parade and Expo, the Year 12 Graduation lunch, and others. The P&F also have a Pastoral Care program whereby parents are asked to cook a meal that can be frozen which is then donated to school families in times of crisis.
The P&F have a positive impact on the College and the effort required is minimal. All parents are encouraged to participate and be a proactive member of your daughter’s school community.