All CMS parents and carers are automatically a member of the Canberra Montessori School Parents and Friends’ Association (“P&F”). There is a Committee elected at the AGM who guide and operate the P&F.
Our P&F is young: our Constitution was ratified in December 2019 with 2020 being our inaugural year. Both the School’s staff and the Board view the P&F as an essential part of the ethos of the School.
There are four Objects that define what we do and can be found in the Constitution, linked below. Overall, we are here to:
– develop, nurture and support connections and relationships amongst Parents, Carers, Relatives and Friends; and
– initiate and promote events, including fundraising activities, to improve our community and School.
Funds raised by the P&F are given back to the School for specific projects benefiting the School and our children.
The P&F Committee meets every second Monday of the month during school term. Notices of these meetings are posted in the P&F newsletter. Parents and carers are welcome to attend any, or all, of the meetings, and are encouraged to assist where possible on projects and fundraising activities. The Committee also encourages suggestions or ideas from its members. New members of the Committee are welcomed at our AGM during the election process.
The 2022 Committee members are:
Ex-officio – Rael Matthews (CMS Principal)
President – Petrea Simeon (Melaleuca parent)
Vice-President – Anastasia Money West (Banksia and Melaleuca parent)
Secretary – Eleanor Bettini (Casuarina, Melaleuca and Karri parent)
Treasurer – Lisa Green (Acacia and Ironbark parent)
Public Officer – Emma Matthews (Melaleuca and Ironbark parent)
Ordinary Member – Emma-Kate Potter (Melaleuca and Karri parent)
Ordinary Member – James Garbutt (Ironbark and Snowgum parent)
The Committee keeps its members updated with P&F developments via the School’s newsletter, the P&F Facebook page, special emails and at our meetings.
All members can contact the Committee via our email email@example.com.
Parents and carers are also encouraged to join our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/146282546465053 to keep up-to-date with events and activities. There are also some great resources posted for those interested.