A key aim of the P&F Association is to provide an opportunity for parents to engage with each other and contribute to the life of the School. We believe that in doing so, we stand the best chance of supporting our daughters, and providing a positive model of service.
The P&F Committee and all of its sub-groups and sub-committees would simply not exist without the enthusiasm and dedication of parents, who throughout the year volunteer their time to organise social events, special programs and fundraising. I extend my sincere gratitude to all who do so, and encourage all parents to take advantage of the volunteering opportunities at Girls Grammar.
Volunteering does not need to be a full-time commitment; all help is appreciated and I can assure any time spent will be outweighed by the friendships made, and the example set for our daughters. Details of our committees and sub-groups can be found under the community section of the Parent Portal on the School’s website.
The core business of the P&F Committee is the management of the P&F Uniform Shop. This is done through the support and hard work of our shop team. Profits from the P&F Uniform Shop are gifted back to the School to support major projects that benefit our girls.
The P&F Association was very proud to provide the first gift for the new Science Learning Centre, maintaining our commitment to helping provide the best possible facilities for the education of Grammar girls.
Next week, the P&F Association is delighted to assist at the Interhouse Cross Country Carnival, providing a barbecue for all students and staff. The Parent Support Groups have also volunteered at and contributed to a number of School events this year.
The Mothers Group supplied a wonderful ‘pink’ themed afternoon at the annual Pink Stumps Day at Rangakarra Recreational and Environmental Education Centre. Members of the Fathers Group enjoyed a two-day retreat at the Marrapatta Memorial Outdoor Education Centre where they contributed to the general maintenance of the property, and the Instrumental Music Department were grateful for the Music Support Group’s help at the International Women’s Day and Autumn Concerts.
The Water Polo Support Group helped with the organisation of ‘Finals Fever’, an event celebrating a successful season of competition, while the Old Girls Association (OGA) hosted the Foundation Day Afternoon Tea, incorporating the 60-plus year Reunion. The OGA also held ‘Roll Call’, an event for current mothers at the School who are also old girls themselves and the OGA Alumnae Event at Stokehouse Q.
All parents at the School are automatically members of the P&F Association, and we welcome involvement in P&F and Support Group activities and events. Two meetings are held per term and dates for these can be found on the Events Calendar on the School’s website. These are open meetings and all are welcome to attend.
I wish you all a safe and happy Easter break.
Mrs Susan Playford
P&F Association President