Parents play a vital role in our partnership between home and school. The Parents and Friends Association (PFA) supports and enhances this relationship through providing opportunities for social interaction and inviting participation in a variety of activities that add value to the life of our community.
Time spent in classrooms, assisting with sports days and other school events are invaluable ways of supporting the education of our students as well as offering them an example of true participation in the life of a community. We have an active and positive community of parents who add to the vitality of life at our school.
The PFA meet every four weeks during the school calendar year, and meetings are open to all parents. You do not have to have an assigned role to attend any of the PFA monthly meetings. Please come along to find out whats happening around your child/ren’s school! The PFA communicates information to the school community via email, in the weekly school newsletter and in printed material sent home in children’s communications pouches.
The Our Holy Redeemer PFA organises the Social and Fundraising Events for particular needs in the school.
In 2018, the PFA provided funds for:
- Levelled Literacy (LLI) Kits
- Class Set of Ozobots
The PFA is responsible for school festivals, trivia nights, mother & fathers day events, class dinners, movie nights, Oaks day ladies luncheon, golf days, OHR family weekend away, and many other social events.
At Our Holy Redeemer we value the work and great support we receive from the members of our school community. We thank you for contributing to our great community spirit.
2019 PFA Roles:
President: Kate Sekias
Oversees the running of the Parents and Friends Association and chairs each monthly meeting. The president is called upon to make decisions in the best interest of the school and the PFA. The President fosters community spirit and is a welcoming approachable presence at the school. The president works closely with the Vice President in a hands on way to ensure all fundraising and social event requirements are met.
Vice President (Social): Jane Sharp
Organises and coordinates with the President and Principal, all fundraising activities for the year. Leads the PFA with individual event coordinators for all social events and activities. Works with the Fundraising VP where appropriate.
Vice President ( Fundraising): James Squire
Organises and coordinates with the President and Principal all fundraising activities for the year. Leads the PFA with individual event coordinators for all fundraising events and activities. Works with the Social VP where appropriate. Co-ordinates funding allocations via the Funding Expenditure Policy.
Secretary: Belinda Magee
Attends each monthly meeting and keeps minutes of the resolutions and proceedings of each meeting and then distributes them to office bearers, committee members and those who regularly attend meetings as well as those who request minutes. Keeps a record of attendees and apologies for each meeting. The secretary is also responsible for all outgoing correspondence.
Treasurer: Tom Howard
Collects and receives all moneys due to the PFA and makes all payments authorised by the PFA. Keeps correct accounts and books showing the financial affairs of the PFA with details of all receipts and expenditure connected with activities and events. Prepares a report for each monthly meeting as well as the Annual General Meeting.
School Education Board Reps: Belinda Magee/ Mandy Dominello
Attends PFA meetings and School Education board meetings: Ensures that both the PFA and the School Education Board are aware of the relevant discussion & decisions facing each committee and reports to each committee on significant issues.
Working Bee Coordinator: Mark Comer
Coordinates and organises the school working bees. Delegates and oversees the work requested to be done by the Principal and School Office Manager. Coordinates refreshments and food to be shared by families on the day.
Class Rep Coordinator: Cindy Saunderson
Fosters community spirit amongst the school families by encouraging involvement and participation in the day-to-day life of the school. Coordinates the recruitment of two or three class reps for each grade. Oversees the activities of the class reps such as – year level social events, staff birthdays, Grandparent & Special Friends day, Mothers & Fathers day stalls, First Communion, Confirmation and Grade 6 Graduation. Provides support, information and a list of contacts for new families.
Food Bank Coordinator: Genevieve Scott (Little)
The OHR Foodbank is a roster of parents who are willing to be called upon to provide a meal for school families during a time of need (e.g following the birth of a baby or during a time of illness or bereavement). The coordinator organises meal rosters and acts as a trusted & confidential contact
Tuck shop Coordinator: Seanny Widjaja
Oversees the smooth running of the tuck shop and its helpers. Prepares rosters at the beginning of each term and tuck shop price lists. Ensures fridges and pantries are fully stocked and maintained. Carries out regular cleaning of the tuck shop and reports to council inspector as required.The OHR tuck shop is always looking for volunteers to help each Wednesday from 10.30am. There is no food preparation, very little clean up and the time required is only about 50 minutes. Preschoolers are very welcome. If you would like to volunteer please email firstname.lastname@example.org
E-communications and Website Coordinator: LaurenGardiner
Distributes all PFA correspondence to the parent community on behalf of the Class Rep coordinators and liaises with the school to manage and update the PFA section of the school website.
General Committee Members: Mandy Dominello, Sam Apostolakis, Sarah Dwyer, Sam Petrero, Frances Vilanuema and Esther Jackson
General Committee members may be a present or past parents whose children attended the school. General Committee members attend meetings to help both Fundraising and Social Vice Presidents to coordinate activities as required.