Shalom College P & F Association

This section of the website is about introducing our families to the Shalom College P&F Association and keeping you informed about our activities. It will also assist you in nominating a College Community Activity where you can volunteer - let us know how you can help.

President's Welcome

On behalf of the Parent and Friends Association welcome to the Shalom College Community. The P&F Association is an essential part of the College Community! Did you know, as a Shalom parent you are automatically a member? The P&F provides parents with opportunities to:

  • be involved in college activities;
  • be informed about and provide input into school policies and procedures;have a say in the acquisition of equipment and resources aimed at improving the educational environment for students, educators and families;
  • and generally, have a say in what's happening.

The P&F Association continues to contribute significantly to the welfare of the College and its Community. Throughout 2018 over $100,000 worth of contributions were made in many areas including:

The Bundaberg Edmund Rice Camp

facilitated by Shalom staff with the assistance of past and present Shalom students.

Non-Government organisations

as part of the Shalom Cambodia Trip

The new reflection garden, sports hall video projectors, 3D printers for the Maker Space, Cyber Safety and School TV initiatives.

We also continue to acknowledge programs for sporting representatives, volunteers and College Captains.

These amazing projects are funded by two main sources: the P&F levy and the Sunday Markets Coffee Shop, which is staffed predominantly by parent volunteers. Parent commitment to the Coffee Shop is vital  - if you can spare any time to support this worthy cause it would make a huge difference. You can find out where and when we need you through our current roster system.

If all our families were able to help out with shifts, you would only do two per year (6 hours in total). The money raised from both the Levy and Coffee Shop goes directly to the College, which in turn benefits the entire College community.

To promote an equitable contribution from P&F members to the College Community we really need each Shalom family to commit to at least one Volunteer area each year providing us with just 6 - 10 hours of your time per year. That's all we need.

Finally, we'd love to see as many parents and friends at our monthly P&F Meetings as possible. They are held on the first Tuesday of the Month at 5.30pm. You can check the school calendar for details of exact dates. All meetings are held in the staff room - entrance between the Administration Building and the Performing Arts Complex.

Amazing things can be achieved when the P&F and the College Administration and Educational team work together towards common goals. To continue this great work, the Shalom P&F need people from all walks of life, with a range of ideas, thoughts and suggestions who are committed to delivering great outcomes for our students and the college. Everybody has a role to play and your ideas will be heard. The more people involved — the more exciting and successful it will be.

Yours faithfully,

Dr Paul Wilkinson

2018 P&F President