The Hills Grammar Parents and Friends Association (PAFA) hosts regular events to bring school families together and organises fundraising initiatives to contribute to the development of the School.
Over the years PAFA has contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to purchase additional equipment for our students, including Smart Boards, minibus, scoreboard, sunshade sails, BBQ for the sports precinct, AV system for the Multi-purpose Hall, the operation of the Second Hand Uniform Shop and the Hills Grammar Fitness Centre. In 2017, PAFA funded a subscription to SchoolTV, an online student wellbeing resource for parents where leading Australian professionals address a range of topics relevant to raising safe, happy and resilient young people.
The Parents & Friends Association (PAFA) provides parents with regular parent and community forums, which are supplemented by a range of breakfast, twilight and evening information meetings.
In June each year the PAFA Annual General Meeting is held and the executive and committee members are elected. The 2017-18 PAFA executive comprises:
President – Russell Burns
Vice President – Katie Melides
Secretary – Finola Reay
Treasurer – Lisl Dobson
Other committee members include Andrea Curr, Jodi Ansell, Renu McVay, Janette Beedell, and Dana Coleman.
Committee members can also nominate to Chair or join one of the five sub-committees working to benefit the School, students and community; Co-Curricular, Engagement, Enterprise, Major Fundraising, Minor Fundraising.
The PAFA committee meets at 7.30pm on the third Tuesday of each month (except for school holidays) in the Learning Lounge. All parents are welcome to attend. All Hills Grammar parents are automatically members of PAFA - there is no paperwork or application forms to complete… so just come along!
The AGM is held in June each year and all parents are notified and encouraged to nominate for a committee position and/or attend the meeting.
To contact PAFA please email them at PAFA@hillsgrammar.nsw.edu.au