The Parents and Friends is a large group of parents and carers of current and past students, providing social activities as well as being a huge support for major fundraising events and College functions.
St Joseph’s has a great history of parental involvement. The fundraising associated with some events and the funds saved through voluntary work, are essential to the running of the College. Whilst it is understandable that people may feel hesitant about being involved in any particular group, contact with current members will convince parents that they can make a real contribution. New parents are especially welcome, every effort will be made to make you feel at home.
For Further information regarding Parents and Friends
Contact: Mr Kristen Gleeson - Phone 5226 8120 Email: [email protected]
Some key events that the Parents & Friends were integral in hosting in the past were the annual Fashion Dinner, Trivia night, Triumph Festival, a Thermomix raffle and catering for the Old Collegian’s reunion. From these events the P & F raised in excess of $40,00 and made contributions to the below areas to benefit the various areas of St Joseph's College and the wider community. Examples of fundraising achievements from these events in one year alone are listed below:
• $30,000 Donation to the community of Mannya, Uganda from the Fashion dinner
• $2000 Providing a CPR course for Year 12 students
• $8000 donated to the SJC Bursary Fund - for needy students
• $2600 donated to the Science Department for their science timeline
• $4000 donated for the addition of pod chairs to Westcourt Campus Library area
All Parents & Friends meetings start at 7pm and are held in the College Staffroom. (Upstairs, in the Paul Tobias Centre) all parents and friends of the College are welcome. Dates for 2021 are:
Parents and carers are welcome to come along to the meetings just to listen and hear what is coming up and if there is a particular area that is of interest
The meetings have an update each month from one of the Deputy Principals about what is happening around the College.
The Parents & Friends hold a variety of community and College events throughout the year. Attend as a guest or invite some friends.
Events include: Comedy Night, Trivia Night, Fun Food Day and the very popular Fashion Dinner. Or come and make some new friends by volunteering as an event helper and find out what happens behind the scenes here at SJC! All family members are welcome. (It's not just the students that can have fun and make friends at St Joseph's!)
Parents & Friends events are advertised on the College website and social media.
For enquiries regarding parent participation please contact the College ph: 5226 8100 or email: [email protected]