St Paul’s Collegiate School’s Parents’ Association provides a forum which gives parents the opportunity to participate in, and contribute to, a wide range of school related activities.
The committee of the association is made up of people who are elected at the Annual General Meeting held in March. The committee aims to foster and promote the welfare of the School and to co-operate with the Board, Headmaster, Old Collegians and any other group working towards these ends.
Activities of the association are diverse and include raising funds to help the School and organising social functions. The committee also undertakes a number of responsibilities to further enhance the success of the School and to foster unity between staff, parents and students. Much of this work is carried out at sub-committee level and involves parents who may not be members of the committee.
Meetings are held monthly in the long room of the Sports Centre. All current school parents are welcome to attend.
The calf scheme is an excellent way for St Paul’s families, both present and past, to help raise funds for the Parent’s Association. Boarding/farming families are often unable to assist with Parents’ Association activities due to the distances they live from school coupled with farming pressures throughout the year. Being involved with the calf scheme provides an avenue to make a valuable contribution through the donation and/or grazing of a calf through to slaughter.
Funds raised by the Parents’ Association are used to assist individual students, sporting teams and cultural groups attending national and international events and competitions. It also makes grants to both boarding and day houses for a variety of items including furniture or sporting equipment above and beyond what the school is reasonably expected to provide and has made significant contributions to capital works projects such as the upgrade of the kitchen in the Old Boy’s Pavilion, lighting of the school car park and grounds to improve safety and functionality. These projects are carefully considered, planned and budgeted for in conjunction with the St Paul’s Senior Management Team.
If you would like to become a valued participant in the cattle scheme please enter your details and we will put you in touch with your local coordinator. All offers of assistance are greatly appreciated.