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 2021
St Mary's College Open Day - Thursday 4 March, 2021
We are pleased to confirm the annual St Mary's College Open Day is locked in on Thursday 4 March. This event provides a wonderful opportunity for prospective students and families to discover more about the College. The event is run over two sessions - 2.30pm and 6.30pm - to provide an opportunity for everyone to attend. Visitors will enjoy a guided tour around our facilities and a light afternoon tea. Please click here to view our prospectus.
Year 13 Breakfast - Friday 12 March, 2021
The St Mary's College PTFA are very pleased to confirm our 2021 event is set to take place on 12 March in the Cecilia Maher Hall. This is always a special experience for our Year 13 pupils. We will confirm who our guest speaker is shortly. Please click here to read the 2020 event article.
Twilight Community Picnic - Friday 26 March, 2021
We look forward to celebrating another Twilight Community Picnic with you in 2021. More details will be available soon.
Meet the Makers (TBC) - Saturday 7 August, 2021
At this stage, we have locked in this date for MTM 2021, we will provide more details soon.
Movie Night - 2021 (Date TBC)
Event details for 2021 will be available soon.
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 2021
Term 1: TBA
Term 2: TBA
Term 3: TBA
Term 4: TBA
Meetings are held in the Staffroom at 7.15pm
For more information, please contact our committee members: