Parents and Friends Association

The KWS Parents and Friends Association (P&F) provides an invaluable service to the School. They are a voluntary group which provides a forum for parent discussion, social and educational occasions for parents, fundraising activities, and other support to the school as required. Membership of the P&F is open to all parents and friends of students at the School from Pre-Prep to Year 12.

Friend Raising

The focus of P&F is communication and connection, reaching out to all associated with the school to build a friendly and welcoming community – “Friend Raising”. They aim to strengthen the relationship between family, school and the wider community for the benefit of their children’s overall development and learning. The P&F is particularly instrumental in welcoming new parents into the KWS community with morning teas, dinners and gatherings in the pub. This active group of parents are key to the success of Icebreaker Drinks, KWS Day, the popular Spring Soiree and annual parent functions.

Fundraising

Through its numerous fundraising initiatives, the P&F have recently donated furniture to the Prep School, a cover to extend the PLC swimming pool use, high value items such as printers and photography studio equipment for the Art and Textile departments and STEM room, sponsorship and financial support for programs and gardens, canteen equipment and fundraising from the annual KWS Day has also contributed to the performing arts program

Throughout the year they hold events that are not only designed for parents to bring about a greater connection with other members of the school community but that also have the added bonus of raising funds. These funds are used to support our Friend Raising activities and to provide resources and opportunities for enriching the (learning) environment of the School and students.

P&F Meetings

Meetings are held twice a term in the Boardroom, Wolaroi Mansion at 7pm. Teleconferencing is available to allow participation for those unable to attend in person.

Term 1: 21st February and 14th March 2018
Term 2: 16th May and 20th June 2018
Term 3: 8th August and 5th September 2018
Term 4: 31st October and 28th November 2018

P&F Committee and Contact Information

President | Siobhain Harvey (pandfpresident@kws.nsw.edu.au)
Vice Presidents | Alison Karbowiak and Leiarna Dunworth
Secretary | Donna McIntyre (pandfsecretary@kws.nsw.edu.au)
Treasurer | James Pearce (pandftreasurer@kws.nsw.edu.au)