Parents are a vibrant and important part of the St Peter’s Girls’ community. Many opportunities are available to become involved with the School, connect with other community members and build strong and lasting friendships.
Parents’ and Friends’ Association (P&F)
The Association was formed in 1939 by volunteers to foster relationships between current families and preserve the greater School community links.
Any proceeds from community events and activities assist with the development of the School’s facilities and resources for the girls. The P&F is renowned for volunteering, friend-raising, and initiating well-organised, fun and valuable social events for the whole School community.
Year Level Representatives and key Community Group representatives meet at the start of each term with the Principal and Community Relations staff. Working Groups then meet as required during the year to plan and run key community events and activities. All parents are members of our wider Parents’ and Friends’ Association. Parent volunteers are always welcome to contribute depending on their availability by giving their time, ideas, feedback, services, financial support and/or products. There is an open invitation to any willing parents to become active members.
Year Level Representatives
Year Level Representatives are the focal point for organising informal year level social functions to help foster contact between parents. Gatherings include lunches, dinners, morning and afternoon teas and picnics. Year Level Representatives also support School community groups by encouraging their year level group to attend fundraising and/or social functions, as well as communicating relevant information. There is generally one Year Level Representative per Home Group.
Friends of The Arts
The Friends of The Arts are committed to helping provide the support and facilities needed to foster a wonderful experience in The Arts for the whole School community. The group undertakes a number of fundraising activities each year to support the provision of resources to The Arts Department.
Saints Sport Support Group
To further the success of our Sport Department, a group of parents hosts a variety of events and assists in fundraising. They meet as required and support School Sport carnivals.
Friends of Rowing
Friends of Rowing is the parent support group that assists with the operation of the Rowing program at St Peter’s Girls.
Activities include fundraising, assisting with camps, supporting crews at regattas, transporting and erecting marquees, organising social functions and liaising with the School via the Director of Rowing.
Friends of the ELC
The Friends of the ELC is a volunteer group of parents who work with the Director of Early Learning to organise special events for our ELC community, facilitate children’s learning where possible and fundraise on a needs basis. Meetings are held fortnightly on a day that suits after drop-off and usually last for 45 minutes.
Parents play an integral role in decision-making and facilitating the Early Years Program. The community emphasis is vital to the development of relationships at the Early Learners’ Centre.
Become one of Our Saints.
It is said that it takes a village to raise a child. Beyond parents or guardians are a host of people who are deeply connected to our girls. Saints Girls is encouraging these very loved ones to join our newly-created community group, Our Saints. Our aim is to bring together all the people who are special to our girls and want to participate in and know more about their education at St Peter’s Girls. These special people could include grandparents, aunts and uncles, Godparents, Old Scholars or friends of the family – anyone who takes an interest in the life and education of a Saints girl.
- Every edition of our biannual community magazine Saints Alive
- An invite to our ‘Our Saints’ Annual Morning Tea
- An invite to our annual Foundation Long Lunch
- Invites to other special functions throughout the year
Members will also have opportunities to make classroom visits (ELC, Junior School and Middle School) to see their girls in action. If you or someone you know is interested in joining ‘Our Saints’, please fill out the form below.
Alternatively, call or email our Front Office and ask them to add you or your special friend to our database. We require full name, email and address, along with the name of the Saints girl/s and the nature of the connection with them.
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