Parents & Friends

Parents & Friends Association (P&F)

Edmund Rice College Parents and Friends’ Association plays an important role in College life as a conduit of communication between the College, the parent body and the wider community.

Image: Farewell dinner for Mr Sam Tadros by the P&F Association

P & F – Farewell Sam


The Edmund Rice College Parents and Friends Association (P&F) exists to support the College and its endeavours to provide a complete education for the students who attend the College.

The objectives of the P&F reflect the values of the parent/guardian body, the expectations and the agreed focus of parents’ efforts in supporting the College. The P&F contributes to the capital works of the College through consultation with the College Principal in nominating particular projects each year.


The P&F is made up of the parent body and those responsible carers for the boys who attend. Other members can be those friends and citizens who are committed to the P&F Association’s ideals and share similar values.

There is an Executive made up of office bearers of the P&F. This Executive is responsible for the management of the organisation, developing strategies and achieving objectives for and by the parent body. The Executive has the stewardship role of the P&F, managing its assets and resources in the best interests of its current and future membership. They are elected at the Annual General Meeting of the P&F, with a nominal term of a calendar year.

The current P&F structure is informal with the appointment of four office bearers who share the conduct of the meetings. To adhere to the constitution the P&F is required to hold an election each year.
All parents, especially new families, are warmly invited to attend.

Parents & Friends’ Association Meetings and Events

The P&F succeeds with the continued support of its members. The tangible support from members is the attendance at College and P&F meetings and functions, generally held about once a term.

Help in the organisation of functions and events is also a necessary ingredient for their success. There are committees established for each function/event and members are encouraged to participate by contacting the Committee Co-ordinator.

Events include:

  • Year 7 Welcome BBQ
  • Mother’s Day High Tea
  • Father’s Day Breakfast
  • P&F Gala Night
  • World Teachers Day – Morning Tea

Information about upcoming events is in the college newsletter, or specific flyers and the website, which contains regular published Minutes of past meetings. We sincerely welcome you to the school community and encourage your participation in the ERC Parents and Friends.


P&F Constitution 2020

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