The Shore Parents’ Association was originally formed in 1936 and all parents of the school are members. The annual membership fee appears on Term 1 fees invoice. Participation by both mothers and fathers is encouraged.
The Secretary of the School Council serves as President of the Association and the Headmaster’s wife serves as its Patron.
An Executive Group is made up of the Patron, Chairman, Deputy Chairman, Secretary, Minute Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Year Representative Co-ordinator, Publicity Officer, two American Tea Co-ordinators, Northbridge Canteen Co-ordinator and Immediate Past Chairman.
The Association also has a Committee, comprised of the representatives of various School activity groups and parent bodies:
Library Group Co-ordinator
Crested Goods Co-ordinator
Prayer Group Co-ordinator
Secondhand Textbooks Co-ordinator
Northbridge Campus Representative
NSW Parents Council Representative
All parents are encouraged to volunteer to help the committee members or to take on a role in the Shore Parents’ Association.
What We Do
The main aim of the Parents' Association is to bring parents together and foster friendships in order to build a strong school community.
Our Year Representatives provide a valuable link to parents and organise social functions for year groups.
Every March the Shore Parents’ Association together with the Shore Foundation hosts an annual welcome cocktail party called ‘The Icebreaker’ which is always a highlight event.
The Parents' Association organises information evenings where guest speakers are invited to address parents in order to assist them with current issues affecting our children today.
If a family encounters difficulties due to illness etc. the Association, through the Year Representatives, can provide support such as meals and school/sports transport.
Parent volunteers also provide School support through scribing, Northbridge Saturday canteen, sale of second hand textbooks, sale of crested goods and library assistance.
"Parent volunteering is essential to building a strong school community"
How are Association funds spent?
All funds raised by the Association are spent within the following 12 months to benefit current students.
Funds are used to:
Provide scholarships, bursaries and exhibitions
Buy resources for the School such as books, sporting and musical equipment
Information evenings for parents
Hosting Shore Parents’ Association events, such as the Year 7 Welcome BBQ
The Importance of Volunteering
Parent volunteering is essential to building a strong school community. It sends a positive message to our children that you consider school to be a worthwhile cause and shows children the importance of participating in the larger community. The Association urges parents to get involved with what we do.
How can parents be involved?
Join an American Tea stall
Attend relevant Year functions
Attend Association Information Evenings and special events
Participate in General Meetings of the Association
Volunteer at the Northbridge Canteen on Saturdays
All involvement is greatly appreciated. Please fill out the volunteer form included in the new boys pack, and return to the school or email the Shore Parents’ Association to offer your assistance.
How do parents contact the Short Parents' Association?
For more information about the Association, Parents can email ShoreAssoc@shore.nsw.edu.au