Canberra Montessori School Parents and Friends’ Association
In 2020 the inaugural Committee of the Canberra Montessori School Parents and Friends’ Association (P&F) began operations.
The objectives of the P&F are to:
- develop, nurture and support connections and relationships among members of the community; and
- organise events, including fundraising activities, to improve the School and community.
The P&F is guided by a Constitution and a Charter, which are reviewed annually as part of the Annual General Meeting.
The P&F consists of all parents and carers of students enrolled at the School and members of the wider community who have a genuine interest in supporting the School and the objectives of the P&F. All new parents and carers at the school are automatically members of the P&F. Membership entitles parents and carers to vote in the Annual General Meeting to elect the Committee which guides the P&F, and participating in activities.
Connecting with us
The Committee keeps its members updated with P&F developments via the School’s newsletter, the P&F Facebook page, special emails and at meetings.
All members can contact the Committee via our email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community members are encouraged to join the P&F Facebook page to keep up-to-date with events and activities. There are also some great resources posted for those interested.
Raising money towards School improvements
Fundraising for the enhancement of the School is a key feature of the P&F. We use activity based fundraising, such as events, drives, like our annual mango and gingerbread house drives, and rolling fundraising. Rolling projects are live activities that members of the community can access to purchase things of interest to them. This contributes regular amounts to the P&F fundraising account and can be accessed through the links below:
- LunchFox – Order lunch direct to the School for your student. The P&F receives a 5% commission of all orders.
Meetings and events
Two meetings are scheduled each term and are open to all members. In 2023 meetings are held online and are scheduled for Wednesdays in Weeks 2 and 7 of each term at 8-9pm.
The Committee has released a schedule of events for 2023 (link). This will be updated as events are approved.
2023 Committee Members
President – Anastasia Money West (Parent, Acacia and Melaleuca)
Secretary – Courtney Westphal (Parent, Redgum and Melaleuca)
Treasurer – Emma Matthews (Parent, Melaleuca and Karri)
Member – James Garbutt (Parent, Casuarina and Karri)
Member – Jaime Garbutt (Parent, Casuarina and Karri)
Member – Michael Skinner (Parent, Redgum and Ironbark)