Our Friends Group

St Mary’s School Parent Teacher Association known as “The Friends of St Mary’s School, - “Friends” for short.

Previous events:

* Doughboys Pie Fundraiser

* Movie Fundraiser

* Calendar Fundraiser

* St Mary's Quiz Night

  • We have many varied roles within the school community:
  • Where possible we offer assistance to the principal, teachers and children in school activities.
  • We assist in developing and maintaining the special Character of St Mary’s.
  • We aim to bring parents and teachers together in social activities to help build a stronger school community.
  • To help raise funds to provide items that are not covered in the school budget or curriculum.

We try to keep our fundraising efforts varied and try our best to not always put pressure on current school families’ finances. We welcome your help in any way you can, even if it is only one event you can help with, many hands make light work.

Types of fundraising events have been:

  • Raffles (with various themes)
  • Sausage sizzles
  • Movie Night
  • Family Pie Fundraiser
  • Quiz Night
  • Wine Sales
  • Hot X Bun sales
  • Cake Stalls
  • Movie Night
  • Discos
  • Calendars
  • Swimming Sports and Pet Day food

Anybody can be a member of “friends”; traditionally it has consisted of parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, or caregivers. If you have an interest to be part of this team you are welcome.

Meetings are currently being held on the second Tuesday of each month (during Term dates) at 7:15 pm in the school staff room with typical meetings running for 60-90 minutes. If you are unable to commit to meetings that is fine we have an email list to send the minutes out so you can stay informed and better yet to keep us informed on how you can assist, or ideas you wish to be discussed at an upcoming meeting.

The AGM is held during the first term each year.

Current Office Holders

  • Tania Percy (President)
  • Bridie Allen (Secretary)
  • Kirsten Earnshaw (Treasurer)

If you wish to contact the committee at anytime leave a message with Jo in the office and the relevant person will contact you or send us an email friends@saintmarys.school.nz