Like School Council, Parents' and Friends Club is a body that serves an important role in the functioning of our school and is an important link between the school and our families. Parents' and Friends Club throughout the year and supports the school with programs requiring parent involvement (e.g. excursions, school sports, fundraising, school lunches, and classroom activities).
Parents’ and Friends Clubs foster closer links between parents, teachers and the principal; facilitate parental participation in their child’s school; and work together with school staff and the school council to ensure the best possible educational outcomes for the benefit of all students.
A Parents’ and Friends Club not only benefits students, but also can enrich and contribute to the wellbeing of the whole school community through their positive interactions and support. Parents and Friends participating in club activities can gain a firsthand understanding of the general operations of a school, can use, and build on, existing skills and expertise, develop friendships and work collaboratively with other parents interested in supporting the school.
Parents’ and Friends Clubs play a valuable role in the life of a school as they:
- work in partnership with a wide array of individuals and organisations in the local community to broaden and enhance the school’s ability to advocate for all children and families
- are dedicated to children’s educational success, health, and well-being (through strong family and community engagement)
- acknowledge the potential of everyone without regard, including but not limited to: age, culture, economic status, educational background, ethnicity, gender, geographic location, national origin, parental status, race and religion.
The club is not for profit or gain of its individual members.
The next Parents' and Friends of California Gully Primary School will be announced at a date closer to the next meeting.
Contacting the Parents’ & Friends of California Gully Primary School
The Parents’ & Friends of California Gully Primary School would love to hear from you.
If you have any ideas that you would like to share with them please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Throughout the year Parents' and Friends of California Gully Primary School organise lunch orders for the children. An order form will be sent home early in the week of lunch order day (generally a Friday). Lunch orders are to be placed in the pink Lunch Order tub in the school office before Friday morning (this assists in the ordering of food and minimise wastage). The order is to be enclosed in an envelope with money and marked clearly.