The Friends' School

Parents & Friends Association

The Friends’ School Parents’ Association is dedicated to providing community engagement activities to support the School Community.

About Us

Our volunteers work together to create opportunities for the community to connect and also to provide support to the school with their funding priorities list through some of our annual event fundraising activities.

We welcome and encourage all parents, carers and grandparents to get involved in our activities through joining one of our event committees, attending events or P&F Meetings throughout the year, providing sponsorship and volunteering to be involved in the planning and/or coordinating of activities.

We acknowledge the diversity of our parent community and offer an open and supportive environment where volunteers can build friendships, connect in the community, contribute to the school and celebrate our achievements along the way.

Get involved

If you are interested in joining the Parents’ Association, becoming a Class Representative or volunteering on an event sub-committee please come along to the next P&F meeting!


Treasurer: Anna Shannon
Secretary: Jane Gorman
Immediate Past President: Beck Van Toor
Nelson File, Principal (ex officio)

Meeting Schedule

Term 1 – Thursday 1 March 2018
Term 2 – Tuesday 15 May 2018
Term 3 – Wednesday 8 August 2018
Term 4 – Thursday 1 November 2018

Please note that everyone is welcome to attend the P&F meetings and they are from 7pm in the Green Room at the Farrall Centre. P&F meetings feature guest speakers from the School, who share news and information of recent activities. Information about meetings is also shared in the School’s weekly e-newsletter What’s On


Upcoming Events

Twilight Fair – 24 March 2018 – 4pm – 7pm

You’re invited to The Friends’ School Twilight Fair for an evening of family fun.

Come and enjoy plenty of food & drink, live music, treats to purchase and take home, activities for young and old, student and community stalls – and loads more!

To realise a community feel we are asking families to donate products or volunteer their time on a stall. Volunteer time can be from 30 minutes to many hours!

Donations needed:

  • Books
  • Boxes (Flat packed please)
  • Plants (delivered from 19 March)
  • Fabric strips – clean
  • Marquees
  • Soft Toys
  • Oranges (Deli Stall)
  • Strawberries (deli stall)
  • Marmalade maker – contact Michele in Morris Office
  • Volunteers!

Please note that we will not have a Trash and Treasure stall this year.

All donations to Main Reception (by 4pm Thursday 22 March) or the Morris Office (by 3pm Friday 23 March).


2018 Student Entrepreneurs Market and Community Stallholders


Are you a budding entrepreneur?
Do you have an idea, craft, hobby, product or concept that you would like to have a stall for at the 2018 P&F Twilight Fair?

A great opportunity to recognise and direct your creativity.

Work collaboratively to design, plan and sell your concept and give it a competitive edge! BONUS – make a profit and donate proceeds to charity! (Conditions apply)

Submit your expression of interest via the form link below by 15 January 2018.  The Fair organisers will liaise with students who have made a submission to discuss their idea and proposal.  The next stage will involve students submitting a simple business plan, with assistance from a mentor and hopefully their parents!

There are some guidelines for organising and hosting a student or community stall at the fair – please check the link for details.

Submissions are also invited from the community to host and have their own stall at our Twilight Fair.  The Fair organisers will liaise with those have made submissions to discuss their proposal.

For any queries please contact the P&F

Student Entrepreneur EOI submission deadline – 15 January 2018

Student Business Plan submission deadline – 6 February 2018

Community Stallholder submission deadline – 30 January 2018

Student Entrepreneurs Market and Community Stallholder Guidelines


Expression of Interest Forms

Student Entrepreneur Stallholder – Expression of Interest Form

Community Stallholder – Expression of Interest Form


Useful links and other information


Parent Feedback

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