Friends of St Paul’s is a group for parents and caregivers, working together to benefit St Paul’s students. Pooling resources, talents, skills and ideas they provide services to the school, putting any money made into initiatives and resources. Our longstanding community institution has recently been reinvigorated, with new attendees including Principal Ian Wake. FoSP meets every month on a Tuesday with Ian Wake, and engage in discussion regarding school developments, gaining insight into events, taking the opportunity to share input and be engaged with decision making. Our members increasingly enjoy the opportunity for making connections with one another and their school.
FoSP have hosted Mothers and Fathers Day stalls for many years – enabling independence in our primary students, who choose a small gift for their parents at school for these special occasions. The group has been instrumental in the planning for our Christmas Celebration – with an exciting new format, incorporating a picnic-style gathering at the school for a pre-Christmas concert meal, amidst family and friends.
Looking ahead, FoSP are in the planning stages of a Food and Wine Festival, with a view for this to become a calendar event incorporating the wider community.
Funds raised are currently being directed at new drinking fountains for the Secondary school: any reinvestment is always for the benefit of the students.
FoSP has a page on our e-learning platform, my.stpauls, where you can catch up on minutes, news and announcements. FoSP is growing – come along and see why. New members are welcome.