The Parents' Society is established to provide the opportunity for interested parents to meet monthly during each school term to:
Hear first hand about developments in the school
Discuss and develop proposals for the distribution of the voluntary parent levy funding to worthwhile school projects; and
Organise various events throughout the year.
The Parents' Society Vision is to:
Provide support and promote the welfare of St Mary's Anglican Girls' School, in partnership with the Principal
Help to improve facilities in agreement with the Principal
Co-operate with other school bodies and associations
Provide a partnership between the school and the school community through the contribution of equipment, infrastructure and the development of social and informative events
The funds of the Society are derived from a $15.00 levy each term from the fees paid by every family. This subscription entitles parents/guardians of a student of the school to Parents' Society membership.
Each meeting is attended by the Principal, the Head of the Junior School and members of the Parents' Society, as well as representatives from the Board of Governors, Foundation, Ladies' Auxiliary, Old Girls' Association and the Boarding House.
Each year, the Parents' Society organises:
The annual Sundowner in February to welcome new parents to the school by providing the opportunity for them to meet existing parents.
A careers night in conjunction with Hale School
Various guest speakers
Support for the Year 12 Motivational Lunch
Most importantly, the Parents' Society funds various projects around the school, which in the past have included such things as:
- Providing outdoor furniture, encyclopedias and novels for the boarding house
- Interactive whiteboards and data projectors for both the Junior and Senior Schools
- New netball posts for the Junior School
- A Handycam for the Media Department
- A rowing machine for the school gymnasium
- A painting by local artist, Rebecca Cool, for the Junior School
- A sewing machine for the Junior School Artroom
- A $10,000 contribution annually for three years to contribute to the replacement of full length lockers in the Senior School
- A new fountain in the Junior School
In addition to this the Parents' Society provides the opportunity for every family who pays school fees on time to be entered into a lottery and each term, two lucky families each win a $1,250 contribution toward one term's school fees.
All parents are welcome to come along to Parents' Society meetings, which are held monthly during the school terms in the Seminar Room in the Senior School Administration Building at 7.30pm. Details of our meetings and associated events can be found on the calendar.
Complete forms online
Parents' Society Constitution
If you have any queries at all, please contact the President of the Parents' Society, Eric Martino, via the school.