The Foundation is an independently run philanthropic arm of the school, founded in 1996 under the leadership of two of the school's most esteemed supporters and benefactors: the late Ron Archer AM and Bob Templeton. Their visionary inspiration still lives through the Foundation's ongoing operations. 

Vision & Mission

With school fees covering the basic yearly operating costs of St Aidan's, including staff salaries, administration and school maintenance, the Foundation plays a vital role in the ongoing development of St Aidan's, especially the provision of innovative and quality facilities.

The Foundation's Vision is to ensure the best quality educational environment possible is provided for all girls seeking a St Aidan's education.

The Foundation's Mission is to foster a culture of philanthropy in the school community to generate funding for much-needed capital projects, and to support the educational aspirations of girls who may not otherwise be able to attend St Aidan's through the provision of a scholarship and bursary program.


Since its establishment, the Foundation has raised over $4 million through events, donations, major gifts and bequests, thanks to the support of our committed school community. This funding has made hundreds of scholarships and bursaries possible, and has contributed to a significant, and ongoing, capital works program.


Our Directors volunteer their time, bringing expertise in governance, law, accounting, event management, communications and marketing to guide the Foundation in their activities.  

  • Dr Anne Kruger, Chair

  • Christopher Johnstone 

  • Craig Lennon

  • Patrick O'Connor

  • Kim Wiegand

  • Rachael Cronin 

  • Toni Riordan (Principal)

  • Leah Saul (Company Secretary)

Going Forward

The continued evolution of St Aidan's relies on the ongoing support of our donors, made up of generous current parents, past parents, past students and members of our local business community.

All donations are tax deductible, with our current fundraising efforts focused in the following areas:

  • Capital Campaigns

  • Bequests

  • Foundation Events

All contributions, no matter their size, collectively make our goals possible.

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To find out more please contact the Foundation office: 

Phone: (07) 3373 5999