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The Parent, Teacher and Friends Association (PTFA) provides another opportunity for parents to become involved in the school community. It is comprised of a group of parents who, in conjunction with teaching staff, strive to further school and community relations, encourage parent involvement in education, organise social and educational functions and assist the Board of Trustees with fundraising.

The PTFA is a valuable part of our school community. All parents and guardians of St. John’s School students and school staff are automatically members. Parents of pre-school students and other interested adults within the school community are welcome to become members.

We have a team of committed and dedicated parents and teachers who give freely of their time to help support the school. Meetings are held monthly on the first Tuesday of the month in the school staff room at 7pm. All members of the school community are welcome to attend and participate.

  • Organising fun acitivities and building relationships among parents, teachers, children and the community
  • Assisting the school with activities where parent involvement is needed
  • Supporting the Board of Trustees in achieving their goals for school development and other activities
  • Assisting assist the school with fundraising for projects and improvements at the school

Some people come to the occasional meetings or help out at one activity a year; others may choose to attend every meeting, and if they have the time, become involved in many events.

The committee is currently chaired by Rachael O’Brien.

Fundraising is a major undertaking and the PTFA makes a notable contribution to the on-going development of school facilities and resources. The St. John’s School PTFA has always been particularly active and generates a fund of approximately $40,000 per year for school resources.

Some of our past successful fundraising initiatives include:

  • Think-A-Thon

  • St. John’s School Gala

  • Raffles

The PTFA can be a lot of fun and it is a place where you can discover how the school is operating as well as making life long friends. You can experience a great sense of satisfaction when you are part of a team which, together, is working to support the children at the school.