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
We 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. PTFA events are a great opportunity to develop connections.
We need your support
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 2023
Term 1 Monday 20 February 2023 and Tuesday 28 March 2023 - AGM
Term 2 Tuesday 9 May 2023 and Tuesday 27 June 2023
Term 3 tba
Term 4 tba
Meetings are held in the Staffroom at 7.15pm
For more information, please contact our committee members:
Treasurer: Roger Shearer
Secretary: Claude Grignon-Galpin