Parents give up their valuable time to volunteer at significant school functions such as Sacred Heart Day celebrations

The Parents and Friends Association is quite different to what parents may have experienced at their child’s primary school. The Daramalan P&F provides an opportunity for involvement in the life of the College and contribution to the school community.

The P&F manage the operation of the College Canteen and the Uniform Shop. The P&F also provide a forum for parents to share their views on various matters.

The 2022 P&F committee consists of:

  • President – Mrs Rachael Axford
  • Vice President – Mrs Amanda Curran 
  • Treasurer – Mr Stephen Dunkerley
  • Secretary – Ms Sandra Fisher
  • APFACTS representative – Mrs Jenni Rickard

The P&F meet at least once each term and communication between meetings is via email. The 2021 AGM was held on Wednesday 3 March.

2022 Meetings

  • Wednesday May 11  – 6:30pm
  • Wednesday August 10  – 6:30pm
  • Wednesday November 2  – 6:30pm

Everyone is welcome at all meetings. For further enquiries please contact pandf@daramalan.act.edu.au

How can you participate?

  • Attend P&F meetings
  • Contribute to the decisions about how to spend the P&F levy. The P&F directs its funds towards special projects within the College. Recent projects have been the purchase of a new 24 seater bus, and more recently a contribution to the College’s DVD Classroom System. In recent years P&F funds were used to assist in the building of a new canteen for students and other capital projects.
  • Volunteer to help on Sacred Heart Day
  • Volunteer to help at the Charity Walk

The annual fundraising activity of the P&F was, until 2007, the annual walk by the students around Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin which raised money by individual sponsorships of each student. This fundraising method has now been replaced by a levy within the school fees for the Parents and Friends.

In 2008, the Kilothon – as the walk was called – was still a P&F activity but all the proceeds were donated to charity. The Catholic charities “Caritas” and the “St Vincent de Paul Society” have been the recipients from 2008 onwards.

View the P&F Constitution