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Parents’ Association

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The Parents’ Association (PA) was formed in May 1921 with the aim of supporting the greater school community while also providing an opportunity for parents to be more actively involved. Some 95 years on the aim is still the same, to foster and promote the welfare and progress of the School.

The PA Committee consists of representatives from the Old Boys’ Association, Friends of the Walters Residential Community, the Preparatory School and a School Council nominee.

2017 Parents’ Association Office Bearers 
Chair Karen McQuillan
Vice-Chair Stephen Wicks
Secretary Fiona McLarty
Treasurer Paula Everett
Parents’ Association Committee
Senior School Representative Amanda Kehal
Preparatory School Representative Jill Pellicione
Representative Uniform Shop Lanie Byk
Boarder’s Representative Anita Dickins
Information Evening Coordinator Jo Hudson
General Committee Con Zempilas
Sophie Seton-Browne
Marika Auret
Ken Everett
Diane Mason
Mary Creed
Ex-Officio Positions
Principal Alan Jones
Old Boys’ Association Representative Toby Browne-Cooper
PA Nominee to the School Council Matthew McNeilly

Funding

Funding is derived annually from parent subscriptions, fees raffle and profits from both the Uniform Shop and Canteen. From these resources the PA is committed to funding projects which will enhance the boys’ experiences at Christ Church while at the same time offering support to the parent body.

Meetings

The PA meets at least eight times a year, usually on the second Wednesday of the month during term times. The PA helps the School with decisions and events that involve the parent body. All parents are members of the PA and are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

Hosting a teenage party

The Parents’ Association would like to refer parents to Paul Dillon’s guidelines for hosting a teenage party. Please read these guidelines here.

Alcohol Position Statement

The PA has a position statement of recommendations and expert information related to the serving of alcohol at social events where students are present. Please refer to the statement here.