Parents and Friends Association
P&FA Annual & Special General Meetings
Tuesday 18 February, 7.00pm
Venue: Board Room - T&E Building
Parking: Gnangara Road car park
Our Parents and Friends Association
The School has an active Parents & Friends Association (P&FA). All parents of students currently enrolled at the School are members of the P&FA.
If you are a parent of a student recently enrolled at the School, then welcome to membership of the P&FA.
The P&FA supports events and activities within and of the School for the benefit of students during their education journey from Kindy through to Year 12.
The focus of P&FA events is not only to raise funds but to build relationships between all members of the School community and between the School community and the wider community.
The P&FA does it best to ensure a variety of events and activities appealing to all members of the School community.
Activities and events are a lot of fun to organise and are a great opportunity to meet fellow parents and other members of the School community.
The P&FA is managed by the Management Committee but relies very much on the participation and involvement of all parents to bring events and activities to life.
Some parents have more time and energy to spare than others, but every parent’s contribution, whether it be a contribution of time, a service or product, or simply an idea, is greatly appreciated and valued by the P&FA as a whole and by the School community.
Please do not hesitate to contact the P&FA via the School on 9297 9506 or by email p&[email protected] for more information or to get involved.
Please also take the opportunity to join the P&FA’s Facebook group Swan Valley ACS Parents & Friends Association.
The P&FA Management Committee
P&FA Committee 2020
President: Selina Mason
Vice President: Mark Jenkin
Vice President: Pamela Knox
Secretary: Bronwyn Evans
Treasurer: Tracey Harrison
General Committee: Samantha Dow, Helen Pickin, Trinity Cleary, Joelene Cousin, Dipesh Vaghela, Aimee O’Neill, Cathie Lewis
Book Club Coordinator and General Committee: Jennifer Walling
Liaison Parent Coordinator and General Committee: Michelle Popplewell
Melissa Powell (Principal)
Nesan Jayakumar (Business Manager)
Click the link to read the P&FA Constitution
P&FA Annual General Meeting
Last - Tuesday 19 February 2019, 7.00pm
Next - Tuesday 18 February 2020, 7.00pm
P&FA Management Committee Meetings 2020
Tuesday 25 February, 7.30pm
Tuesday 17 March, 7.30pm
Tuesday 7 April, 7.30pm
Tuesday 16 June, 7.30pm
Tuesday 15 September, 7.30pm
Tuesday 27 October, 7.30pm
Tuesday 8 December, 7.30pm (Dinner)
P&FA General Meetings
Tuesday 12 May, 7.00pm*
Tuesday 28 July, 7.00pm*
Tuesday 17 November, 7.00pm*
Venue: Board Room - T&E Building
Parking: Gnangara Road car park
*This meeting includes Management Committee meeting content and discussion either during or at the conclusion of the meeting. If the latter ensues separate minutes should be recorded for these meetings.
Agendas & Minutes of Meetings
Parents are invited to attend General Meetings of the P&FA and can obtain a copy of the agenda and minutes of previous meeting through the P&FA Secretary prior to the meeting or at the meeting. Please contact the P&FA Secretary by email (p&[email protected]) or via the School on 9297 9506.
P&FA Event Dates, 2020:
(Subject to change)
Term 1 Begins: Monday 3 February
P&FA Annual General Meeting: Tuesday 18 February, 7.00pm
P&FA Management Committee Meeting: Tuesday 25 February, 7.30pm
P&FA Management Committee Meeting: Tuesday 17 March, 7.30pm
Cancelled - Early Years Disco
Cancelled - Junior Years Disco
Easter Raffle: Monday 30 March to Wednesday 8 April
P&FA Management Committee Meeting: Tuesday 7 April, 7.30pm
Term 1 Ends: Thursday 9 April
Term 2 Begins: Thursday 30 April
Cancelled - Mother’s Day Event: Friday 8 May (to be confirmed)
P&FA General Meeting: Tuesday 12 May, 7.00pm
P&FA Management Committee Meeting: Tuesday 16 June, 7.30pm
Term 2 Ends: Friday 3 July
Term 3 Begins: Wednesday 22 July
P&FA General Meeting: Tuesday 28 July, 7.00pm
Middle Years Disco: Friday 14 August, 6.00-9.00pm (to be confirmed)
Father’s Day Event: Friday 4 September (to be confirmed)
P&FA Management Committee Meeting: Tuesday 15 September, 7.30pm
Term 3 Ends: Friday 25 September
Term 4 Begins: Wednesday 14 October
P&FA Management Committee Meeting: Tuesday 27 October, 7.30pm
P&FA General Meeting: Tuesday 17 November, 7.00pm
P&FA Management Committee Meeting: Tuesday 8 December, 7.30pm (Dinner)
Term 4 Ends: Wednesday 9 December
See the School Calendar for more event details.
The Liaison Parents Program to improve the classroom communication between Teachers, school and Parents. We encourage all parents who are able to get involved.
Please get in touch with our Liaison Parent Coordinator via p&[email protected] or ask your child's classroom teacher.
Parents & Friends Association Levy
All families are required to contribute to the P&FA Levy as a condition of entry. The non-voluntary contribution is $35 per family per annum and commences in the family’s first year at the school. These contributions are non-refundable.
Parental assistance across a wide range of activities is essential to the functioning of Swan Valley Anglican Community School. Assistance will be needed in a variety of areas including in the canteen, working bees and fundraising. While acknowledging that parents are in various situations with regard to the time they can make available to the School, a positive commitment to provide assistance where possible is always welcome.
We encourage and appreciate the help of the parents and friends of our School. Here are some of the areas in the School where you can assist or just be involved with your child’s learning.
Volunteering at Events
We are always looking for volunteers to help out at various events, whether it is selling tickets, donating baked goods or helping with the set-up, serve and pack away of refreshments. Volunteer requests are advertised in the school’s newsletter, P&FA Facebook Page and in emails sent home. If you would like to assist in events please contact the school on P&[email protected] .
Donation of baked goods - please note that we are a nut-aware school. We have children at the School with severe life threatening allergies that can be triggered by skin contact and we need to ensure they do not come in contact with nut products. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.
Friday Morning Helpers
The Friday Morning Parent Helpers Group meet each week in Building 1, from 8.30 to 10.30am They support the teachers in their preparation of resources, laminating, book covering or anything that is required within the school. For further information please email P&[email protected]
Volunteering in the Classroom
The teachers often need help in their classroom with cutting, laminating and other special events and incursions.
The Junior School Student Council, Senior School Prefects or Anglicare Ambassadors often need assistance with fundraising initiatives. If you have a few spare hours and can support us, please contact your child’s teacher or email [email protected]
Volunteering in the Library
The Swan Valley ACS Library is seeking parents who can spare an hour or more to help in the library. Our library is getting very busy and needs parents to help with re-shelving books, tidying shelves, displays and preparing new books for loan. The library is a relaxing area to help in, where you can learn more about the way the library works and also see the children and how they appreciate the books that they can take on loan. The Library is also looking for parents to cover books either at the library or at home. If you are able to offer your time to the library, please contact [email protected].
How to contact the P&FA
If you have any queries relating to the P&FA, please leave your comments in the P&FA box located in Student Services or email us via our 'Contact Us' page.
Swan Valley Anglican Community School has been registered for the Safety House Program. This is a community based ‘Good Neighbour’ program of volunteer householders organised by a local Safety House Coordinator. Our coordinating body is known as the Swan Valley ACS /Aveley Initiative. A Safety House is a recognised household where children can go if they are feeling unsafe. WA Police, WA Education, local Councils, Primary Schools and P&F Associations support the Safety House Program. Our P&FA is supporting this program. Please see the flyer below for more information.
Please return slips from the flyer to Student Services in an envelope marked "Safety House Program".