Our School’s Parents and Friends Association (P&F) is run by volunteer parents. Throughout the year, our P&F meets monthly, and organises countless fundraising and community events which highlights the generosity of our School community.
Fundraising events are designed for two purposes: they are a great way to bring our community together, and they raise vital funds needed for the continual improvement of our School. The funds raised from these events go directly to purchasing items needed in class, such as reading books. They also raise valuable funds to update our School facilities.
Community events traditionally have not been run as fundraisers, as the intention is to give back to our School community and establish stronger relationships within our School and wider community. These events are free of charge or priced to cover anticipated costs. Where a profit is made, these profits are donated to our ‘Champion Charity’.
The School Packs Project provides bags of essential school stationery to Western Australian children in refuges escaping from violent situations. These children often arrive at school with no stationary supplies which hinders their ability to learn and makes them different to the other students. They have often already experienced trauma, abuse and hardship, and lacking school supplies just adds to stigmatising these students and damaging their self-esteem.
Students at St Benedict’s School in Applecross have adopted the School Packs Project Charity as part of the School’s focus on building student’s understanding of social justice. Students lead the project and are involved in planning, fundraising, purchasing stationary, personalising items and filling stationary packs to pass on to children in WA refuges.
If you wish to find out more information regarding the School Packs Project, click on the following: https://www.facebook.com/schoolpacksproject/
Chair: Brooke McCamey
Vice Chair: Louise Noronha
Treasurer: Jodi Buzza
Secretary: Claire Soulsby
Board Representative: Kristi Bates
Parish Representative: Anushia Suppiah
3 Year Kindy – Magdalena Castelli, Jasmin Jones & Melissa Trolio
4 Year Kindy – Jill Abery, Adriana Cameron, Erin Parkinson & Vanessa Raynor
Pre-Primary – Janette Drury, Jacqueline Grljusich, Carli Hatton & Rachel Lam
Year 1 – Kirstie Cribb, Bianca Keat, Renee King & Carla Sutton
Year 2 – Rebecca Ryan, Jessica Teoh & Jackie Wong
Year 3 – Sage Burd, Jade Monzu, Bridget Perrella & Gina Stephenson
Year 4 – Jodie Goddard, Kristal Grace, Sonya Lomma & Liesl Nicol
Year 5 – Jacqueline Grljusich, Kristina Chandra, Michelle Millane & Ari Sutanto
Year 6 – Kristie Delaporte & Michelle Renton