Parents & Friends Association
Meetings: 2nd Monday of each month at 7.30 pm in the College Library - all welcome!
Parents are acknowledged as the first and foremost educators of their children. Their role as educators must never be underestimated. The College staff can hope only to build on the foundations established by the family.
Parents have a fundamental right and duty to be closely involved in their child's education. The teachers of Assumption College, as professional educators, are conscious of the need for consultation and collaboration. They will do their best to keep parents informed of their children’s progress and welfare.
Traditionally parents have used their skills and time unstintingly in supporting the College. By such involvement, parents show their children how highly they value the education of their children.
The Parents and Friends Association is an integral part of the College community, representing as it does all parents of the College and sharing responsibility for the College with the Principal and teachers.
The aims of the Association are to:
foster a distinctive Christian environment;
develop maximum cooperation between parents and school staff; and
provide a medium for information and education of parents.
The role of the association includes:
- Promoting the development of a school community made up of parents, teachers and students.
- Working collaboratively with Principal and staff.
- Supporting interaction between home and school – parents and teachers.
- Encouraging parent participation in learning activities and school life.
- Assisting parents to appreciate teaching and learning programs.
- Fostering Faith Education activities.
- Creating a forum for discussion.
- Providing resources to the school.
- Planning and organising functions.
- Working with the College Board in pursuit of common goals – harmony.
The P& F Association also has the prime responsibility for the operation of the College Clothing Pool. Volunteer convenors operate this service at times advertised in the College Newsletter.
At the present time the clothing pool is opened of a Tuesday morning each week (8:15 am – 8:45 am) with extra days at the beginning and end of the school year.
A P&F Levy is charged to parents to help provide better facilities for our students. All families contribute to the P&F Levy. This is the main fundraiser for the year for the Association so that there is not the constant request for families to buy raffle tickets etc. There are only two fundraising events held each year, both with a strong social component. As well, the P&F Association runs a number of events on a deliberate ‘not for profit’ basis to promote and encourage collegiality within our community.
The P& F Executive:
President: Bill McVeigh
Vice President: Lara Farrell
Secretary: Tanya Gordon
Treasurer: Regina Henry
Diocesan Representative: pending
Board Representative: Paul Duggan
Clothing Convenor: Sharon Ryan and Sharon Newley
Parents consistently show strong support and satisfaction for the operations of Assumption College as evidenced from the most recent Diagnostic Inventory for Parents in the most recent IDEAS Project survey. Of the 70 measureable criteria of parent satisfaction, Assumption College parents responded positively to 98.5% of all criteria. This information is currently being utilised to focus College efforts in attaining 100% satisfaction in all aspects of College life, and to attaining all of these criteria to the highest level.