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/
Kristi Bates – Chair
Brooke McCamey – Vice Chair
Erin Hicks – Secretary
Jodi Buzza – Treasurer
3 Year Old Kindy - Alysha Cooks, Hayley Cormann, Joanne Lim & Vanessa Phillips
4 Year Old Kindy - Gemma Stocco, Karin Zabaneh, Liesl Celliers, Megan McNaughton & Talea Kendall
Pre-Primary – Giulia Wake, Janet Hopkins, Jodie Goddard & Jodie Heron
Year 1 – Alysha Cooks, Priscilla Hagen, Rachel Lam & Vanessa Raynor
Year 2 – Bianca Keat, Edith Cox, Melanie Jumeau, Natasha Hanham
Year 3 – Adam Marcolina, Dale Cameron, Jane Redolatti & Jonathan Sheehan
Year 4 – Alison Preedy, Anthea Simmons, Erin Parkinson & Rebecca Pizzi
Year 5 – Christianna McCarthy, Lynley Biancuzzo & Tamara Prince
Year 6 – Jackie Wong & Tamara Smith