St John’s Regional College has an active Parents’ & Friends’ Association which meets at 7:30pm in the Staff Room on the second Tuesday of each month during the school term (see dates below for 2017 meeting times).
The Parents’ & Friends’ Association was first formed in the 1960’s and existed as St Mary’s Ladies Auxiliary and St John’s Mens’ Auxiliary until 1969 when it at the direction of the College Board became St John’s College Auxiliary.
The aim of the Association is to create opportunities for families to familiarise themselves with the running of St John’s in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, while getting to know other parents and staff. The Parents’ & Friends’ Association also has representation on the St John’s College Board.
- To support the College and its goals
- To foster friendships and develop a support network within the College community
- To act as a communication channel between parents and the College
- To co-ordinate social occasions where parents, friends and staff of the College can meet together
- To assist in fundraising for the future growth and development of the College
- To organise the Presentation Ball for students in Year 11 at the College.
The Parents’ & Friends’ Association has funded or contributed to several large projects which will continue to benefit the widest cross section of students possible. Some of these projects have included Computer Work Stations and refurbishment of the Reading Area in the Brother Amedy Molloy Resource Centre, Sewing Machines for Textiles, a Coffee Machine for Graduates’ Restaurant, Interactive Whiteboards and Data Projectors, the refit of the Dance Studio and Canteen refurbishment.
The Parents’ & Friends’ Association also paid for the purchase and installation of the NEC Video Walls in the Brother Leo Scollen Stadium.
Some of the things that we do include:
- We assist staff by hosting and catering for parent welcome evenings
- Hosting New Parents Morning Tea
- Organising and running the Annual Presentation Ball for Year 11 students of the College (Run annually since 1975)
- Social Evenings – at intervals (Such as Graduates’ Restaurant Nights, Trivia Nights)
- Assist at the WYD@SJRC
- Easter and Christmas Raffles
All parents and friends of the St John’s Community are welcome to join us:
- To make new friends
- To learn what is happening in the College.
- To enjoy social functions.
- To share ideas and talents.
- To become involved in the College Community.
Executive Committee in 2017
President: Julia Taylor
Secretary: Linda Molinaro
Treasurer: Susan Hannan
Board Representative: Machala Livingston
General Members – Stephen Bourbon, Vlasta Boscolo, Machala Livingston, Cathy Pascal, Magda Rampal, Renata Johnston, Jacqueline Pienaar, Prim Sepalage.
Presentation Ball Committee – Magda Rampal, Vlasta Boscolo, Susan Hannan, JuliaTaylor
Representative to the College Board – Machala Livingston
2017 Meeting Dates
October 17.10.2017 – AGM (in the Contemporary Learning Centre)