The Parents, Teachers and Friends Association (PTFA) are a group of dedicated parents and friends of the school who donate their time to support the school. Parent participation aims to enrich the school community through the social events we hold. The parents you see serving drinks at events are PTFA members, and you are warmly welcomed by them again at other significant events as your daughter progresses through St Mary's College.
Community and fundraising goals
Our charter is to promote and provide opportunities for families to form a close community. We have fundraising goals, but the planning and preparation of these has a strong focus on community-building. The PTFA are a social bunch, so events are fun, well-organised and rewarding. Opportunities to meet other families, students and staff are especially important for a college. Students become more independent when they reach Year 7 and there isn’t the same access to classrooms and teachers as there is at primary school. PTFA events are a great opportunity to develop connections.
We need your support in 2020
Year 13 Breakfast - Friday 28 February, 2020
The St Mary's College PTFA would like to thank everyone who attended, supported and delivered our amazing, annual Year 13 Breakfast in the CM Hall on 28 February. This is always a great experience for our girls, and the opportunity to listen to guest speaker, Theresa Healey, was a great experience for them. We would especially like to acknowledge the generous support of our sponsors below; Pandoro Bakery, Albany PAK'nSAVE, Barkers of Geraldine and New World Victoria Park in helping us bring this event together.
St Mary's College Open Day - Thursday 5 March, 2020
Twilight Community Picnic - Friday 20 March, 2020 - Event Postponed!
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the unfortunate decision to postpone this event. We will provide more information as soon as we have it.
Movie Night - Sunday 17 May, 2020
Our 2020 Parent and Community Movie Night will be held at Lido Cinema, more details and film selection to come.
SMC Home and Garden Tour - Sunday 15 November, 2020
More details about this unique event will be posted here soon.
We are fundraising to make St Mary’s College the best it can be
Our fundraising efforts go towards everything from large infrastructure projects to trips or resources. Here are some of our recent efforts:
- Outfitting the Student Café
- Technology (computer suites and smart boards)
- Donations for the Library, Music, Dance and Drama departments
- $80,000 to resurface the Tennis Courts
- Curtains in the SM and CM Halls
- $40,000 towards a new School Van
- Branded umbrellas
- Shade Sails for new Playground
Would you like to be part of the PTFA?
We meet twice a term, with dates advertised below and in newsletters. All parents, caregivers, staff, past pupils and people in the community are welcome to join.
PTFA Meetings 2020
Term 1: Tuesday 11 February and Tuesday 31 March
Term 2: Tuesday 5 May and Tuesday 23 June
Term 3: Tuesday 28 July and Tuesday 15 September
Term 4: Tuesday 20 October and Tuesday 1 December
Meetings are held in the Staffroom at 7.15pm
For more information, please contact our committee members: