Role of P&F Committee
Each Catholic school in Queensland has a Parents and Friends association. All parents and carers whose students are enrolled at the school are automatically members of the P&F. The P&F is an integral part of a Catholic school. It provides a formal structure and support network for parents to participate in the activities and decision making processes at the school and to work for the benefit of the school and their students.
The President is the leader but not the ‘boss’. The key task of the President is to ensure that the needs and wishes of the parent body are given a voice and that good relationships are established with the Principal and teachers. The President is a guide for, and example to, all parents.
The Vice President will support the President by chairing the meeting in his/her absence, sharing duties and responsibilities as agreed, being supportive, attending meetings and playing a constructive role in the executive team.
The Secretary is very important to the efficient operation of any organisation. A Secretary needs enthusiasm, initiative and an ability to work with the President. The Secretary’s main functions are communication and correspondence, maintaining effective records, and ensuring meetings are effectively organised and minuted.
The Treasurer accounts for and reports on the finances of the P&F. The Treasurer needs to be a person of trust and responsibility.