The Parents and Friends Association has had a very busy start to 2021.
Special General Meeting
At the Special General Meeting held on 10 February we had unanimous support for four changes to the Constitution; the most significant being the move from Class Representatives to Year Level Representatives. There were several reasons for this move with the most important being that we are now able to form a functional committee with a single point of contact within the year levels to organise events. Following the meeting we called for nominations for year level representatives and are delighted to report that we have year level reps from the 2-year-old program in the ELC through to Year 6.
PFA Year level Facebook Groups
The next major initiative was the setup of the official year level Facebook groups. We hope these groups will be utilised not only for PFA communication but also in building community by sharing information. An additional advantage to these year levels groups is that new groups do not need to be reinvented each year and members remain in the group for the entirety of their child’s time at St Peter’s Woodlands. To date over 600 parents or legal guardians have joined these groups, which is a fantastic result.
In Week 4, thanks to Suzanne McAdam and her team, over 850 pancakes were prepared, cooked and delivered to the children and staff as we celebrated Shrove Tuesday.
The Easter Raffle was very well supported by the School community with 75% of students purchasing a ticket via Qkr! Congratulations to all 32 winners. Many thanks to Heather Chatterton, Shannon Raniga and Christie Thompson for organising this fundraiser. Over $1800 was generated by this event to support PFA initiatives.
Thank you to everyone who purchased a sweet treat in the Kytons Easter fundraiser and especially to Jane Mudie for coordinating and to her helpers for delivering the goodies to the classrooms in Week 9. We’re pleased to report it netted $1100.
PFA Movie Night
The highlight of the term was Cinema on the Green held on the last Saturday in March. Nearly 500 members of our community attended to mingle with friends, enjoy the food and drink options on offer and of course, watch the movie ‘Think like a Dog’, on a beautiful clear evening with not a breath of wind. We would particularly like to thank Kylie Hender for co-ordinating the advertising, Maria Taylor for organising the pre-show Nature Play entertainment and Monique O’Donohue for her assistance with organising the screen and movie, and the Popcorn and Fairy Floss vans.
The PFA would also like to extend its thanks to Meredith Williams for her ongoing support, Peter Lindquist for preparing the grounds prior to the event and Lindy Francis and Demelza Cadwallader for their assistance in advertising the event through the School’s communication channels.
Thank you to Kate Hobart and Kimberley Hutchinson, PFA Co-Presidents for sharing this story.