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”. The P&F aims 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 social gatherings. This active group of parents are key to the success of Icebreaker Drinks, the KWS Fair 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 and library.

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

P&F Meetings are generally held twice a Term on a Wednesday night at 7pm in the Boardroom of Wolaroi Mansion. Teleconferencing is available to allow participation for those unable to attend in person.

P&F Meeting Details for 2020:

Meetings are held in the Boardroom, Wolaroi Mansion
Please enter via the main front door - the Boardroom is the first door on the right.

Next meeting: Annual General Meeting
Wednesday 11 March 2020 at 7pm - CANCELLED as at 11 March 2020
This meeting has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control. A new date for this meeting will be emailed to all parents shortly.

2020 P&F Meeting Dates:
Wednesday 13 May, 2020 | 7pm
Wednesday 10 June, 2020 | 7pm
Wednesday 5 August, 2020 | 7pm
Wednesday 2 September, 2020 | 7pm
Wednesday 28 October, 2020 | 7pm
Wednesday 25 November, 2020 | 7pm

P&F Committee and Contact Information

President | Tanya Miller (pandfpresident@kws.nsw.edu.au)
Vice Presidents | Leiarna Dunworth
Secretary | Seana Smith (pandfsecretary@kws.nsw.edu.au)
Treasurer | James Pearce (pandftreasurer@kws.nsw.edu.au)
Junior School Representative | Belinda Nash

Year Group Representatives:
Pre-Kindy:       John Dellar, Anna Elder and Lyndall Hilder
Kindy:              Jacqueline Heagney (Russell), Lindsey Stewart and Libby Chapman  
Year 1:             Jen Curran and Steph McCormack
Year 2:             Sarah Rourke
Year 3:             Tanya Segger
Year 4:             Nikki Bryan and Andrew Baker
Year 5:             Joc Kimmins and Luisa Shannon
Year 6:             Ann O’Neill and Amanda Watts
Year 7:             Emma Clinton and Tim Hansen
Year 8:             Rach Goodsir
Year 9:             Michelle Gough and Chrissie Baldwinson
Year 10:           Lisa Pengilly
Year 11:           Justine Squire and Marg Aldersey
Year 12:           Sarah Wakem