Parents & Friends Association (PFA)


All members of the school community are most welcome to join the Parents & Friends Association (PFA). The PFA aims to be of service to the whole school community through social and fundraising activities with emphasis on ultimate benefits to the children. The PFA will also act as a platform for any issues that parents wish to be raised and discussed. We are members of Parents Victoria.

 

To join the PFA, please print this form, fill it in and return it to the school with your $2 fee. Your membership lasts as long as you have children at the school.

 

Meetings and activities are advised through the school newsletter, Contact. We have found our PFA works best with a large committee. The PFA comprises of office bearers, committee members and members. Office bearers are elected, the remainder of committee being co-opted. There is no limit on numbers and ideally the PFA would love to see all members becoming involved. Past experience has shown new ideas as well as many willing hands make a successful club.

 

We raise funds for extra resources for the school and to support school community activities. The PFA make recommendations to the School Council regarding fundraising activities, events and expenditure.

 

2018 Committee 

President:  Andrea Fyfe

Secretary:  Fiona Nicholson Stocker

Treasurer:  Catriona Corben

Parents Victoria Representative:  Anderson Pereira

 

PFA Meetings

Held on Wednesdays at 7.30pm in the Staff Room. All welcome. 2018 meetings will be held on 18th April, 6th June, 1st August, 5th September, 24th October and 5th December.

Our AGM is held in March each year. This year's AGM was held on Tuesday 6th March 2018.

 

School Community & Fundraising Activities

  • Welcome Picnic & BBQ - 23rd February
  • Prep Parents Welcome Evening - 6th March
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Image result for bakers delight hot cross bunsHot Cross Bun fundraiser - about $500 raised in Term 1.

  • Secondhand Uniform sale raised $740 in Term 1 and $450 in Term 2. 
  • 2018|2019 Entertainment Book
  • Mother's Day Breakfast - 10th May
  • Mother's Day Stall - 11th May
  • School Cross Country Fun Run - 14th May (fundraising goal is $10,000 to go towards improved playgrounds)

 

2017:  Fundraising included Hot cross buns, Fun Run, Mother's Day Breakfast, Mother's Day Stall, Secondhand Uniforms, Mangoes, and Entertainment Books. The funds raised allowed for ground works to be completed around the senior playground and the purchase of additional equipment for that area, the purchase of an excellent reading comprehension program for the junior school, additional outdoor seating and the purchase of music tops for our choirs when they represent the school.

 

2016:  School Council approved the distribution of PFA fundraising as follows:

  • $25,000 on upgrading playground areas
  • $3,000 for Prep/1/2 headphones
  • $3,000 for air conditioning in the Art Room
  • $1,000 for an electronic scoreboard for the Stadium
  • $1,500 for Year 2 big books
  • $3,000 for classroom sports equipment
  • $1,000 for softball pants

 

Thanks and well done to all those who have helped with our fundraising activities. It is so rewarding to see our efforts benefiting the kids.

 

Contact

If you would like additional information about the Parents & Friends Association you can contact us by email at ehpspfa@gmail.com.

To register your help with PFA activities, please sign up.

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