The success of an independent Montessori school is reliant upon parental involvement. It assists with the school’s development and also fosters a community spirit that the children themselves learn. The Riverlands Montessori School Parents and Friends (P&F) Association support Riverlands Montessori School in this function. The objects of the P&F Association are to promote the interests of Riverlands Montessori School by:
- Providing facilities and amenities for the School that help to foster the moral welfare, social welfare and advancement of the students.
- Endeavouring to foster close co-operation between families, other citizens, teachers and students.
- Being a non-political and non-sectarian organisation.
The P&F Association generates funds to purchase new equipment and resources for classrooms and also develops the school campus through a capital works program. The P&F Association through its elected Committee organises various fundraising events throughout the year. These events can include; a Quiz Night, a School Community Dance, Market Day, sausage sizzle’s and any other events the Committee determines from time to time.
General P&F meetings are held on Thursdays usually in weeks 2 and 7 of every school term. They commence at 8:30am and are held in the Gumnut class. The P&F Committee consists of the following positions:
- Vice President
- Fundraising Coordinator
- Class Representatives
If you are interested in being involved in the P&F Association or would like to more information, ask a teacher to point you in the direction of a P&F office bearer or the Class Representative. The P&F can also be contacted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
There are many other ways that you can contribute to the school community including; assisting at school events, reading programs in Children’s House and Lower Primary, and the library.