Firbank Parent Groups
Firbank Parents Association
The Firbank Association is the umbrella body for all parent groups and we understand that you want your child to get the most out of their Firbank educational experience. That’s why we encourage all parents to get involved with our Parent Associations and meet other like-minded parents who share your enthusiasm.
The Firbank Parent Associations are involved with the community and focus on friend raising and fundraising for major events, services and smaller activities. We are here to support our Firbank parent community whatever the need may be. Joining one of our parent groups, provides the opportunity to connect and make some wonderful friends.
Did you know, latest studies show higher parental involvement in school life is strongly associated with high academic performance? We encourage all parents to consider donating your time and experience to one of the many Firbank Parent groups. Even part-time help would be greatly appreciated. Please contact your campus group to get involved.
Meetings will be held in the Hindley Meeting Room (enter via Senior School Reception).
Milena Ickeringill, President
The Senior School Parents Association meets regularly and works closely with the School to promote a sense of community among parents and provide funds for specific projects, like outdoor furniture, sunshades and the commissioning of a sculpture for the forecourt of the Centenary Student Centre. Class representatives at each level organise informal functions for parents.
To get involved please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sandringham House Parents’ Association (SHPA) represent all parents at our Junior School Sandringham Campus. We organise social functions to promote and encourage contact between parents, thereby fostering a great sense of community within the School and raise funds for items not covered by the school fees.
Parents Association Turner House (PATH) is the parent group for the Brighton Junior School Campus. All parents at Turner House are welcome to attend PATH meetings and to assist with PATH events. Through the Class Representatives, PATH takes pride in welcoming new parents. Our annual community events, including the Mother’s Day Luncheon, PATH Summer Picnic and the Father’s Day Breakfast, have all been very successful in both friend-raising and fund-raising. PATH is able to contribute towards items to enhance student’s experiences both on the playground and at special events.
Friends of Music
Firbank Friends of Music (FOM) was formed in 1993 and the group raises funds to support the music programs as well as purchase “one off” specialist instruments. During term time, we meet on the first Monday of each month in the SMAART Centre Meeting Room at 7.30 pm.
We always welcome new members. If you would like to participate or are interested in more information, please contact the Senior School Music Office on 9591 5151.
Friends of Dance and Dramatic Arts (FODDA) is a Firbank parent group who supports our talented dancers, actors, designers, directors, theatre technicians, crews and choreographers. Firbank Old Grammarian, Melissa Madden Gray (‘Meow Meow’ – internationally acclaimed Actor / Dancer / Cabaret performer) is our Patron.
If you are the parent of a Firbank Drama or Theatre Studies student, or a student who participates in any Firbank Dance events or Firbank School Productions, we warmly invite you to be a part of FODDA. To get involved or to find out more, please come to one of our meetings or contact email@example.com