Key Position Holders
President: Mr Luke Massey
Treasurer: Mr Steven Morris
Secretary: Mrs. Mairead Newton
PARENTS AND FRIENDS ASSOCIATION
St Philomena School has benefited from a very active Parents and Friends Association, whose sole purpose is fundraising for the school. It was officially constituted and held its first meeting on 24 February 1999, but fundraising was well underway before the school was established. Many events such as raffles, fetes and garages sales were held and of course, in mid-1993 the ever popular Our Lady of Lourdes parish Tea Stall began selling tea and biccies and providing a valuable opportunity for parishioners to socialise and get to know each other. The money raised through these avenues enabled the purchase of the first buildings moved onto the site, well before the school opened.
Over the years the P & F has held various fundraising events such as a jog-a-thon (2003), a major garage sale (2004), trivia and bingo nights, bush dances, car rallies, cocktail and wine and cheese nights, numerous sausage sizzles and raffles, and our participation in a local community mega fête (2005). Our regular and ongoing fundraising activities include the Silver Circle, Tea Stall, and major raffles. Since 2007, the very entertaining and successful Dinner Auctions have been our fundraising highlight, raising in excess of $30,000.
The P & F has also made a number of successful grant applications, with the support of our state and local government representatives and the Logan Police Citizens Youth Club. The multi-purpose court was provided through grants from Powerlink and the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF), and the GCBF also provided funds for playground equipment and lighting for our carpark, driveway and multi-purpose court.
Fundraising money from the P & F has contributed to the purchase, removal and refurbishment of our chapel, the construction of new school buildings, as well as providing new books and resources for the library. Overall the Parents & Friends Association, through fundraising and grants, has contributed more than $500,000 to the school.
St Philomena School Parents and Friends Association Executive
1999 – present
|1999||John Massey||Bernie Gaynor||Renaud Rey|
|2000||John Massey||Bernie Gaynor||Renaud Rey|
|2001||John Massey||Bernie Gaynor||Renaud Rey|
|2002||Matthew Murphy||Bernie Gaynor/Anthony Massey||Peter Massey|
|2003||Paul Murray||Simon Fox||Peter Massey|
|2004||Geraldine Massey||Anthony Massey||Bill Nagle|
|2005||Geraldine Massey||Anthony Massey||Bill Nagle|
|2006||Paul De Groot||Jacinta Byrne||Peter Massey|
|2007||Paul De Groot||Jacinta Byrne||Kerry Neumann|
|2008||David Walmsley||Jacinta Byrne||Kerry Neumann|
|2009||David Walmsley||Alex Langguth||Peter Massey|
|2010||Bernard Gaynor Jnr||Jenny Langguth||Shane Coles|
|2011||Alex Langguth||Luke Fox||Shane Coles|
|2012||Michael Walmsley||David Walmsley||Peter Massey|
|2013||David Walmsley||Steven Morris||Shane Coles|
|2014||David Walmsley||Anthony Massey||Shane Coles|
|2015||Matt Murphy||Mairead Newton||Steven Morris|
|2016||Matt Murphy||Mairead Newton||Steven Morris|
|2017||Matt Murphy||Mairead Newton||Steven Morris|
|2018||Luke Massey||Mairead Newton||Steven Morris|