Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all our mothers, grandmothers and carers. We hope you enjoy the gifts that your children will have taken home from the Mother's Day stall. Thanks to all our wonderful volunteers who helped pack more than 425 gift bags and assisted with the stall on Thursday – Kathryn McEvoy, Liz Mitchell, Nerida Price, Lee Franks, Sarah Hope, Lljuan Yuan, Anita Runting, Rene Twigge, Silvia Russell, Elaine Xiao, Vicki Leclere, Maggie Rodrigues, Tiffany Tanti, Natalie Vo, Saku Perera, Camilla Janny Reynolds, Girlie Janny, Karen Ellis and Caroline Lee Ming.

Teen Talk

PAFA in conjunction with the School hosted parenting expert and author of '21 Days to a Happier Family' and '9 Ways to a Resilient Child', Dr Justin Coulson. On Monday night he shared his 'Four secrets to bringing out the best in your teen'. It was a very enjoyable and enlightening evening. Thank you all for coming along.

Upcoming events

ABMT: PAFA is hosting an Australia's Biggest Morning Tea event on May 25 at 9am in The Pavilion. We hope to raise at least $500 towards cancer research. Everyone is welcome and we encourage you to RSVP to

PAFA Presents: On June 5 PAFA presents 'The Parents Guide to Surviving the HSC'. This will be held in the Learning Lounge in NEXUS at 6:30pm.  For further details and to RSVP please click here. 

PAFA’s Engagement Committee would love to hear from you at if you have any ideas for future workshops and presentations.

Sports Kiosk

As most parents and carers would be aware, there is a BBQ and canteen service at the Sports Kiosk on the School Oval. This kiosk is a service provided by PAFA for fundraising and profits from the kiosk are used to support sports at the School.

This year we are seeking the assistance from the Football Club to help run the kiosk at home games. Teams will be rostered throughout the football season to assist in the kiosk. This should not be too onerous as we have a fairly large number of teams.

We are asking for teams to nominate two parents/carers on a rostered basis to help with the BBQ and serving in the canteen. These people will be assisting Kimberlie Palmer, our kiosk supervisor, during the rush periods after games to ensure that we provide a great service and can maximise our fundraising. The shifts will be half an hour and will be rostered around game times where possible. Team managers will be asked to supply the names of two people by the Tuesday prior to your team's shift so that Kimberlie can organise the daily roster for Saturday. Kimberlie will brief volunteers on their duties on the day.

If you have any questions about this, please feel free to contact Andrea Curr, PAFA at

Supporter Wear

Are you feeling the chill on the football field or netball courts at training or at the games? Our new range of supporter wear is available at the Uniform Shop. Get in while stocks last!

Next meeting, Tuesday May 16

Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday 16 May in the Learning Lounge in Nexus. Everyone is welcome to come along. All funds raised by PAFA during 2017 will go towards the establishment of the Learners Walk, an exciting innovative facility for our students and teachers.

Dana Coleman | President

Finola Reay | Secretary