Parents & Friends

About The P&F


Key Position Holders

President:  Mr Luke Massey
Mr Steven Morris
Mrs Mairead Newton

Current Events

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About Us

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 garage 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 & 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

Year President Secretary Treasurer
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




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