Mater Christi Catholic Primary School Parents & Friends Committee 2024

President Angela Goldsmith
Vice President Kelly Kinahan
Treasurer Jessica Pianta
Secretary Renae Datson
SunSmart Representative Vicky Hartill
Class Rep Coordinator Renee Conran
Wellness Coordinator Rachael Schofield
Parish Representative Tania Nero
Social Media Rep Jodi Seethal
Dad’s Representative Drew Williams
Food Coordinators Renee Rotondella, Bernadette Tripoli
General Members Alissa Fazio, Lesley Pascuzzi

Parents and Friends Association

book-saleThe Mater Christi P&F is an active part of the school community at Mater Christi. The role of the association is to work to maintain a strong sense of community through the positive relationships that exist between parents, students and teachers. We conduct a variety of events throughout the year with a primary role in ‘friend raising and fund-raising’.

The objectives of the Mater Christi P&F are to:

  • foster tangible and lasting relationships between parents, the principal, teachers and the parish in order to build positive school community
  • provide parents and families the opportunity to meet in a social, friendly and fun environment through various activities, guest speakers and community events
  • assist in the provision of resources, facilities and amenities for the school through fundraising and community events
  • build effective channels of communication through which parents can keep in touch with what is happening at the school and encourages parental participation in school activities

We hope that parents will use the P&F as a forum through which they can share more actively in the life of the school.

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Monthly P&F Meetings

All parents are invited and strongly encouraged to attend the P&F Meetings. At these meetings we conduct the business of the association and all members of the school community in attendance have the right to participate in discussion and to vote should a decision by majority be required.

We hear from the Principal, who presents a report to the committee.

The P&F Board Representative reports on School Board matters which are of concern to the general school community.

The monthly P&F meeting is a forum providing parents with the opportunity to raise issues of concern, to discuss any relevant matters that benefit the education of the children and those which are of interest to the general school community.

Class Representatives

Each class has at least one parent representative. The purpose of this position is to assist the P&F committee to work and communicate effectively with the whole parent body, not just those able to attend monthly meetings. The Class Reps are available to raise issues on your behalf which relate to P&F matters. The Class Reps will advise parents of social or educational events and help organise informal class social gatherings for parents. Class Reps communicate via email or private Facebook groups for individual classrooms. Further information is available by contacting your Class Representative.

School Newsletter

The P&F has a section in the school newsletter, the aim of which is to keep parents informed on a weekly basis regarding our activities.

Bulletin Boards

The P&F notice boards in the junior courtyard and senior courtyard have a list of current committee members, information on current events, notices and information of interest.


2022 Parents Business Directory

New CEWA Parents and Friends Group’s Terms of Reference

PandF Group’s Terms of Reference

P & F News

‘Parenthood’ presented by The Motherhood Comedy

October 11, 2022

Mater Christi’s 1st Comedy on the Green! 18+ event. Sat 19th Nov 2022, 6:45 pm – 9:30 pm. Parenthood is a laughing matter. The Motherhood Comedy Mums; Emma Krause, Pony and Simone Springer are joined by Dads, Andrew Wolfe and David Tuffley in their side-splitting show, Parenthood.

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Staff Appreciation Day “Hats off to you”– Wednesday 26 October

October 11, 2022

In acknowledgement and recognition of all staff, on behalf of our Mater Christi families, the P&F will be celebrating them on Wednesday 26 October with a morning tea. We invite families to write a message of thanks for a member or members of staff to include on our acknowledgement boards. This year we have added…

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April 26, 2022

P&F Mental Health & Wellness Initiative invite you to join us and start a conversation on some topics that are known to challenge our wellness as parents but are often hard to talk about.

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Laura Allison Powerpoint Presentation

April 7, 2022

The powerpoint presentation from the recent Mater Christi P&F Mental Health & Wellness webinar: Child Wellbeing in Times of Uncertainty by Laura Allison, CEWA Chief Psychologist, is attached here.

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Managing uncertainty & our mental health

March 17, 2022

A CONVERSATION WITH LAURA ALLISON, TEAM LEADER, CEWA PSYCHOLOGY Wednesday 30 March 2022 7.00pm – 8.30pm Join in to gain knowledge and skills to support you and your child(ren) through these challenging times. Free Tickets available here More info here

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Mater Christi P&F Mental Health & Wellness Event

February 14, 2022

Building Resilience in ourselves & our children with Terry Andrews TUESDAY 22 FEBRUARY | 7.30PM ONLINE VIA ZOOM REGISTER YOUR FREE PLACE NOW

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Volunteer for colour run today!

October 19, 2021

Want to be involved in one of the biggest days of the P&F calendar? Volunteer at this years Colour Fun Run. We have sign ups for colour powder production, event set up, water slide supervisors, water gun sprayers and a pack away team!

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Comedy for a Cause

August 11, 2021

Comedy For A Cause presents a showcase of some of the best comedians from the Sydney and Melbourne International Comedy Festival in support of Mater Christi Catholic Primary School P&F.

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30 Years and Still Cooking

November 16, 2020

The P&F is proud to announce that the ’30 Years and Still Cooking’ cookbooks to mark the 30th anniversary of MCPS have arrived!! Come collect yours if you have already purchased, if not then why not get organised for Christmas and buy a fabulous cookbook for family and friends? You can collect or buy for…

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