A Friendly and Vibrant Community

WestMAC’s Parents and Friends (P&F) association aims to build lasting friendships, raise funds, and promote a vibrant fellowship between parents, friends, staff, and students as a celebration of the College’s community spirit.

The social network provided by the P&F is of great value to ensuring a strong College culture, as well as to developing partnerships with the wider community.

WestMAC’s P&F Association is an active and valuable group of College supporters, who meet monthly during term time in the Central Administration Building Staff Common Room. There is no obligation to join the P&F, but anyone from the College community is welcome to participate in activities, attend social events or come to a meeting. Whether it is helping on a Sports Day or making a cake for the Bake Sale, your contribution can be as small or as large as you are able to commit.

All parents and guardians are welcome to participate in P&F activities.

The Association has the following objectives:

  • To promote the interests of West Moreton Anglican College.
  • To foster closer association and good fellowship between parents, Council, staff and students of the College.
  • To encourage community interest in the educational, community and pastoral aims of the College.
  • To facilitate the growth of the College as expressed in the College's mission statement.
  • To raise funds to assist with the activities of the Association.
  • To organise and conduct functions and arrange services approved by the Council of the College for the purpose of achieving these objectives
  • To provide resources and facilities for the College or to maintain or improve existing facilities and resources, subject to the approval of the College Council.
  • To do all such things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of these objectives.

An elected standing committee comprising a President, a Vice President, a Treasurer, a Secretary, a Mothers' Day and Fathers' Day Stall Coordinator and representatives of the College's three sub-schools manages the activities of the Association. Activities include fun and glamourous social events, as well as vital fundraising occasions.



P&F Association Committee

PRESIDENT: Mandi Lynagh

VICE PRESIDENT: Debbie Render

SECRETARY: Kylie Campanella

TREASURER: Adam Mantell

JUNIOR SCHOOL REPRESENTATIVE: Kristy Ellis & Laura Marschke

MIDDLE SCHOOL REPRESENTATIVE: Therese Clarke

SENIOR SCHOOL REPRESENTATIVE: Bec FitzGerald

P&F volunteer and general enquiries form

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Volunteer Requirements

All volunteers (including parents and relatives, past parents and other members of the community) must be trained in, and acknowledge their understanding of, the College’s student protection and safety protocols before they can commence volunteering. Once completed, volunteers will be registered as an official volunteer at the College and added to the College’s Employee and Volunteer Register. All non-parent volunteers (for example grandparents or friends) must also hold a positive notice letter and Blue Card or Exemption Card.

Obligations

All College staff, volunteers and visitors to an Anglican School have an obligation and responsibility to report all reasonable suspicions of:

Sexual abuse or likely sexual abuse; or

Harm or risk of harm of a student by another person.

In order for College staff, volunteers and visitors to understand their reporting obligations and assist with creating a safe environment for all students, our College has developed policies and procedures in relation to student protection obligations and responsibilities which must be followed.

What to do next

Complete the Volunteer, Visitor and Contractor Registration Form which includes training and acknowledgement of student protection, Work Health & Safety and Code of Conduct. Any questions regarding the online Volunteer Registration process and induction should be directed to the staff member with whom you have been in contact or the College’s Blue Card Screening Coordinator, Shane Moorhouse – smoorhouse@wmac.com.au.

Annual Training for Existing Volunteers

Each year all Volunteers are asked to update their student protection training. This can be done by completing a new Volunteer, Visitor and Contractor Registration Form.

All volunteers must complete this training annually to ensure compliance with legislation in keeping our students safe. If this is not completed, you will not be able to continue to volunteer at the College.