The Yidarra P&F has been an active part of the school community since Yidarra was founded. 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 the following aims as our focus.
Firstly, to provide opportunities for parents and families to meet in a social, fun oriented environment.
Secondly, to raise funds, the majority of which flow directly to the school for the purchase of educational resources and equipment.
Finally, we strive to build effective channels of communication through which parents can keep in touch with what is happening at the school and in the wider educational sector.
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.
HOW DO WE DO THIS?
Monthly P&F Meetings
All parents are strongly encouraged to attend the P&F Meeting. 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 prove necessary.
We hear from the Principal, who presents a report to the committee.
School Board matters which are of concern to the general school community are reported at each meeting by the P&F Board Representative. The monthly P&F meeting also provides a forum for parents to raise issues of concern and interest to the general school community.
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. Further information is available by visiting Class Representatives.
In the centre of the school newsletter the P&F has a column, the aim of which is to keep parents informed on a weekly basis regarding our activities.
Outside the Library the P&F has the use of the bulletin board and posts current notices and information of interest.
Outside each classroom there is a bulletin board where parents may also find notices from Class Reps or the general P&F committee.