P & F

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The IHC P&F, as we are commonly and affectionately known, are a representative group of the families involved with Immaculate Heart College, and our main goal is to raise money and fund projects that bring joy, and enrich the educational experience of the children (our children) of IHC.

Our 2017 ”Executive Committee” has consisted of

 President, Tamara Carpenter (mother of Aria in Year 3 and Elise in Year 1)

 Vice President, Steve Thomson (great grandfather and guardian of Sienna in Year 3)

 Treasurer, Erin Wimshurst (mother of Oliver in PP, and Logan in Kindy)

and our members are greatly welcomed to join the “Executive Committee” in attending meetings, forming sub-committees for our individual projects, and generally helping around the school community to make a wonderful place for our little (and not so little) people.

Each year, all the positions of the Executive Committee are declared open, and all parents and friends of IHC (new AND old!) are greatly encouraged to nominate for positions within the Committee. Our association is ONLY possible with the help of volunteers, and we urge you to consider accepting a position on the committee, and volunteering your time to assist us in the works we endeavor to run for the school and the kids.

Just some of the projects the P&F undertake…

The Canteen @ IHC – our school canteen is available to children, staff and visitors on Fridays during term. The P&F are solely responsible for the running of the canteen, and we greatly rely on volunteers on Fridays to help our Canteen Manager Mrs Di Whittaker provide the wonderful service we all value.

Breakfast Club – With so many of our students travelling great distance to attend IHC, that means early mornings, and commonly, no time for breakfast before the bus arrives. The IHC Breakfast Club is ably managed by Mrs Kat Elmer-Gray for the P&F, and also relies solely on volunteers to exist, each school morning.

School Banking – Mrs Sara Searle

Scholastic Book Club – Mrs Jane Zillessen

Library – Mrs Laura Dobra

In addition to these core projects, we fundraise throughout the year, with different events such as Easter Raffle, Mothers Day Stall, Movie Nights, Fathers Day Workshops, to assist with our contributions to making the school a great place for the kids. Some of our most recent purchases for the school have been a $10 000 contribution to the Multi-Purpose Sports Court, technology to ensure the future line marking of the school oval for sporting events, and a fully portable PA system to enrich future school events. Funds have been allocated to the purchase of an electronic drum kit and musical equipment, and we are currently planning more play and recreation areas for Area 2 (Years 3 to 6) in 2018.

The Annual General Meeting for the IHC Parents and Friends Association has been called for Friday 16 February, 2018 at 5.30pm, and will encompass a welcome for new and returning families of IHC. Please put this date in your diaries now, to make sure we have a wonderful start and a successful 2018!!

Warmest wishes,

Tamara Carpenter

President

IHC Parents and Friends Association