Parents and Friends
The Mentone Grammar Parents & Friends Association (P&F) is a group of volunteers.
We play an active and productive role in supporting, serving and caring for the members of the Mentone Grammar school community.
Being involved in P&F activities is a great way to connect with Mentone Grammar students and families.
The Parents and Friends Association welcomes all members of the school community.
We aim to:
- Encourage friendship and communication between parents by organising ‘friend raising’ events
- Ensure the range of events offered are fully inclusive of all the community
- Encourage a positive and supportive relationship within the community
- Promote a sense of belonging in the school community
- Raise funds to contribute to the enhancement of the school environment for our children
- Have a strong direction, which is consistent, transparent and relevant
- Be highly approachable and reliable
- Have great communication within the group, with the school leadership and staff, and the wider community
- Feel connected by our common purpose of being a part of this community, and have an enjoyable time while we are here.
DAM (Dads at Mentone)
See DAM (Dads at Mentone) for more DAM information.
The Annual P&F Golf Day is on again, scheduled for Friday 3 May 2013. Once again the event is being held at Woodlands Golf Course in Mordialloc. Please click here for details of the day. Please click here to book your team of four or individually. We look forward to seeing many Mentone Grammar community members on the course! Thank you to our main sponsor ASTA Solutions and all of our sponsors mentioned below for supporting this great event.
Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is again being hosted by the P&F on Thursday 23 May from 8.30am until 10.00am in the Greenways Café. This year there will be some entertainment by Mentone Grammar Students, food donated by Table and Larder (Sue Gold) and Tea and Coffee provided by Lime Catering (Andrew Oxland).
Sponsors and Supporters
The P&F fundraising successes are attributed to the kind support and sponsorship of many companies and individuals. Please visit the Sponsors and Supporters page for a full list.
The P&F would like to thank the following companies for their support and sponsorship of the annual golf day: ASTA Solutions, Harris Construction, Lime Catering, Graeme Booth Schoolwear, Tass, Westpac, Thomson Real Estate, MHealth and MGolf, Fuji Xerox and Marco Fabrics.
The 2013 Golf Day is now seeking sponsorship. If this is a cause you or your business would like to support, then please download the sponsorship package. There are different levels of sponsorship to meet every budget.
Mentone Grammar operates a Class Rep system, where each class from ELC - Year 8 has a parent representative. The Class Rep's role is to facilitate social activities amongst parents and also provide a welcome to new parents and perform a vital communication link between the P&F, Artissimo, Arte Latte, and other volunteer organisations around the school, and the parent community. The Class rep can also coordinate support to families in times of need such as family illness and provide a valuable link between parents and the school.
Once the students move into Frogmore, parents can become involved in the volunteer organisations that surround them in their activities. These support volunteer organisations are currently being developed. Parents who are interested in helping as a Class Rep or have an interest in helping develop other voluteer organisations, please email email@example.com. The classes that currently do not have a class rep include the following:
5A – Jenni Harrison
7C – Tanya McAllister
7E – Leonie Redfern
7F – Leigh Chislett
7G – James Rainey
7H – Sabrina Van Dort
8A – Heather Stone
8B – Lisa Turner
8C - Jon Wever
9A - Belinda McNeil
9D - Stuart Cleeve
9F - Kristie Beames
House Reps for Frogmore are required for the following Houses:
Our meetings are held twice a Term at 7.30pm in the Board Room.
We run a sub-committee structure for the events and services we offer. So if you cannot make a main committee meeting, but would like to be involved in organising an event listed above, then please contact us. We would love your help!
For more information, please email us firstname.lastname@example.org.
2013 Meeting Dates
All meetings will be held in the Board Room which is located off main reception at 7.30pm.
Tuesday 21st May
Thursday 20th June
Thursday 18th July
Monday 19th August
Tuesday 15th October
Wednesday 20th November (last meeting)
Second Hand Uniform Shop
The P&F volunteers operate a Second Hand Uniform Shop, located underneath Greenways Campus at the Venice Street main entrance. It is a great place to purchase school uniforms at a reduced rate. The opening hours for the Shop and further details can be found in the Uniform section or for further enquiries, please email the Second Hand Uniform Shop.
The Association welcomes new members, offers of help and new ideas for fundraising events and social gatherings. If you know of anyone in the school community who is interested in joining us or simply wants to get to know people in the community, please let us know.
P&F Executive Committee
|Renee Rimanic - President|
|Sara Kent - Vice Presidents Events|
|Julie Ahern - Vice President Community Support|
|Charly Turco - Eblana Coordinator|
|Karen Kemp - Treasurer for Events and Retail|
|Rowena Thiele - Secretary|
|Neerie Widelski- 2nd Hand Uniform Coordinator|