Parents and Friends at St. Mary's


P&F School Projects-fundraising support 2016

This year, there are four projects that the P&F will focus on. The proceeds from this year’s Biannual Fair will provide additional funds which are already allocated for these projects.

New Classroom Furniture (Grades 4, 5, 6)

The new style of furniture will replace the current individual desks with various shaped tables that will be more conducive to small group work discussions and activities such as those in the maths investigations sessions. The intention is that all classroom furniture will be replaced over the next three years. The best of the disused furniture is to be sent to some De La Salle schools in Papua New Guinea where it will be well used.

Replacement of Interactive Boards

The current boards in the classrooms are quickly coming to the end of their lifespan and need to be replaced.

iPads, Chrome Books and assoc. accessories

These resources are now being introduced into classrooms. This enables the teachers increased flexibility in providing access to various resources identified for student use. St Mary’s parents will not be required to provide these devices under a ‘Bring Your Own Device’ strategy (BYOD) that some schools are adopting.

Parish School Building Fund (Jogathon)

The funds raised from the Jogathon go directly towards the upcoming classroom refurbishment project. All funds raised are fully tax deductable as per building fund regulations. All donations to this account from individuals or businesses can be made to this fund at any time and are also tax deductable. Information on the master plan and timeline will be provided in the coming months.

The level of practical parent support for our school (and parish) is quite outstanding. It is sometimes easy to take things for granted and just expect that all the essentials are there, including the volunteers. We have a well maintained school, quality facilities, a strong catholic school culture and a curriculum that provides an excellent foundation for further education. I encourage each parent to support of the work of the P&F as practically as possible.

There is much to look forward to again this year


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