The St Aidan’s P&F Association Inc. comprises not only current parents and friends of girls enrolled at the School but also many past parents and Old Girls of the School. The Association provides valuable support to the School by contributing resources and amenities that cannot be generated from fees.
St Aidan’s students have benefited from the provision of items, including musical instruments, landscaping, sound and lighting in the Christine Hartland Centre, playground equipment, air-conditioning in the Junior and Senior School, the outfitting of the fitness centre, upgrading of the P&F Shop and Tuckshop, a barbeque amenity at Ambiwerra, electronic whiteboards and a rowing quad.
Our team for 2019 are:
Craig Mitchell - President
Ben O'Dwyer - Vice-President
Reuben Saayman - Treasurer
Alex Boyd - Secretary
What does the P&F do?
The P&F Association operates two commercial businesses within the School – Text Hire and the Uniform Shop. Each business has its own convener and provides facilities and services, which cater for clothing and stationery of our students. The Association also employs a Accountant/Operations Manager to co-ordinate, promote and administer its day-to-day operations and procedures.
For information on the uniform shop or text hire please click here.
P&F Office Contact
Claire Rush - Accountant/Operations Manager
Phone: 07 3278 5124
P&F Support Groups
A network of Support Groups operate within the P&F. Their main function is fundraising for, and supporting the many extra-curricular activities, enjoyed by the girls at the School. The St Aidan’s Support Groups assist the girls in the following areas: Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Cross Country, Debating, Equestrian, Gymnastics, Hockey, Netball, Music, Rowing, Football (Soccer), Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Touch Football, Volleyball, Ministry and Worship & STAGE Dance.
Where activities extend beyond the school's normal sporting/cultural program, a charge may be levied to cover costs associated with running the activity. Levies are decided by Support Groups based on past experience and will be invoiced and payable once the teams have been selected.
St Aidan's has a system of individual levies that apply to a student participating in that particular activity. This is instead of a single lump sum that some schools charge all students regardless of the activities or sports they participate in. The exceptions for us at St. Aidan's are the 'Core Sports' of Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics, which have no levies.
Support Groups' uses of the levy vary from activity to activity, but they are primarily used for provision of afternoon teas; end of season break-up function catering; coach presents and any additional activities/workshops that a sport may wish to run. For example, Volleyball has run a popular 'skills workshop' over the past two years, utilising highly credentialed 'outside' coaches to deliver specific extra skills. This skills workshop was jointly funded by the school and the Volleyball Support Group levies. Levies are also used to fund the '3 Year' and '5 Year' badges that students are awarded after the requisite time competing in the activity, and some activities also have their own internal awards that are usually presented at end of season functions.
Parents/guardians are encouraged to involve themselves in particular Support Group and more generally in the P&F association, to help determine the setting and spending of levies.
Below is the list of the current levy structure, the amounts may vary from year to year. Levies are invoiced by, and payable to the St Aidan's' AGS Parents & Friends Association. If your daughter participates in multiple activities, outside the Core Sports, then you will receive multiple invoices, though not all at once as many sports/activities are seasonal.
Parent volunteers in each year level of the School (Class Representatives) are a highly effective liaison between the P&F Association and the School. These parents offer their help to act as 'liaisons' between parents and staff. Other parents at the School are encouraged to be aware of and become involved in the many different events that occur throughout the school year.
For more information on the P&F, please phone 07 3278 5124 or email firstname.lastname@example.org