An independent Catholic coeducational school operated by the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart

Parents & Friends Association

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, providing a valuable source of advice for the Principal.

The 2021 P&F committee consists of:

  • President – Michael Travis
  • Vice President – Anna Scott
  • Treasurer – Stephen Dunkerley
  • Secretary – Ed Hutchinson
  • Assistant Secretary – Sandra Fisher
  • APFACTS representative – Jennifer Rickards

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

The last 2021 meeting date is:

  • 27 October – 6.30pm in the main Boardroom, depending on COVID status.

Everyone is welcome at all meetings. For further enquiries please contact

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 This fundraising method has now been replaced by a levy within the school fees for the Parents and Friends.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 to 2019.

View the P&F Constitution