Parent & Friends Associations

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Most schools have a parents' association, often called the Parents & Friends Association or a Parents Auxiliary.

These groups offer an opportunity for parents to gather and become involved in the life of the school. These groups take many forms and provide support for the school in areas such as:

  • social functions for the school community
  • maintenance of grounds, buildings and equipment
  • fundraising for particular needs in the school
  • voluntary support for educational programs.

Parent groups can also assist in fostering the intellectual, cultural, social and spiritual interests of their members and provide opportunities for the development of community spirit among the staff and parents.

Guidelines for a Parents & Friends Association.