Parents & Friends
The SJC Parents and Friends Association (P&F) is integral to the life and spirit of the College.
The purpose of the P&F is to create and strengthen friendships within the Joeys community and to raise funds to help provide and maintain facilities at the College.
The P&F is a volunteer organisation open to parents, carers, family members and friends of St Joseph’s who would like to support the College. There are many different roles volunteers can play in the P&F depending on their available time, skills and desired level of involvement. Just some of the opportunities for involvement are:
- Executive committee
- Canteen and café
- Friends of Joeys Music
- Friends of Joeys Drama
- Craft @ Joeys
- Spring Fair
- Art show
- Year Representatives
- Food Committee
- Clothing Pool
- Special projects such as the highly successful Joeys cookbook
The SJC P&F owes its success to the dedication and hard work of many people who generously contribute their time to benefit others. It is truly one of the outstanding aspects of Joeys life.
All College parents are encouraged to help out at some time in the canteens operated at The Park at home games during the winter sport season. The tennis canteen is also located at The Park and operates almost all year round. It is run by parents involved in tennis but all parents will be asked to help out from time to time.
The St Joseph’s College Rowing Club conducts a BBQ which operates during home games at The Park. The BBQ is operated by parents of rowers and they warmly welcome anyone who wishes to join them cooking sausages, steaks and onions.
The P&F fills a valuable pastoral role by providing informal support for parents in need (in cases of illness, death, etc.). On occasion it will also provide financial support to individual students who participate at elite levels in sport and need a small donation to help pay their way.
In the Loop @ SJC
Once each term members of the College community are invited to attend the In the Loop @ SJC meeting and lunch. These meetings are attended by guest speakers from the College and are a great way of keeping informed. During Term 4 a mass and lunch is held to farewell and celebrate the contribution of the Year 12 parents.
Craft @ Joeys
Mothers at Joeys also conduct the craft group every Thursday during term time. The group meet in the P&F room, located behind the Year 12 Refectory, under the College Chapel. Participants meet any time from 10.30am until after lunch and many bring morning tea and lunch for their son/s. The group is not limited to mothers – there are often other family members and friends in attendance and new faces are always welcome.
The P&F usually hosts a number of major events for the Joeys community including a spectacular social and fundraising night, a sports lunch and the fabulous Spring Fair in November.
Participation in the P&F is a valuable and enjoyable part of the Joeys experience, and St Joseph’s is extremely grateful for the generous support it receives from dedicated members of the College community.