P & F
Our Steiner School is an exceptional school. It is not like other schools where the child is dropped off in the mornings, picked up in the afternoons, and the running of the school is of little concern.
This school is a community of families who wish for something special, not only for their children, but as a lifestyle choice. As this community, we need to create the sense of belonging for parents, children and teachers, and to support each other and our school in creating the beautiful, nurturing environment in which both our children and ourselves can grow.
Our school relies on the commitment of you and your families to build this sense of community, of coming together to support each other, our school and teachers, to create our school’s many amazing events, and to share the vision for our school. This coming together demonstrates to our children how to work together and what can be achieved as a community, reinforcing the beliefs and values of our school.
The P&F association aims to provide our school and its community with this support, to serve the school community in a range of areas by taking on special roles and commitments, and to provide a forum at which parents’ thoughts, suggestions and concerns can be aired and discussed. There is close liaison between the P&F and the college.
The P&F provides opportunity for families to nourish our school and have creative input to support and influence the everyday environment for our children, to support the teachers and allow them to proceed with classroom duties without the distractions of fundraising and other needs, and to show our children we care for and support their school.
All parents and friends are genuinely welcome to attend the P&F meetings, and all contributions have a positive effect on the school. Many people have many qualities, and we need to seek out and make use of the differences among the skills within our community. Supporting the P&F doesn’t mean you will get lumped with a hundred odd jobs; just being present at meetings helps to keep the energy cycling, and reinforces support for our school community.
Being a committed part of our school community involves keeping up to date with news and initiatives, attending working bees, being reliable for rostered duties (flowers and frozies etc.), helping with the Rainbow Fair and other fundraising activities, and taking an interest in the P&F and associated activities (mainly fundraising). What can you offer? Come together with other parents, get to know each other and become part of the community involved with creating OUR school for OUR children. It is fun and the personal rewards are tremendous.
The role of the P&F at Cairns Hinterland Steiner School is to deepen and strengthen the cultural sphere of the school. This is achieved by:
- Organising and conducting regular fund-raising activities for general funds as well as specific needs.
- Organising and running the annual Rainbow Fair, the annual Bush Dance and other social events
- Organising the set up of various parent groups including but not restricted too craft group, doll making groups, study groups.
- Supporting the College and administration in other tasks when requested