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Parents & Friends Association

Parents & Friends Association

Parents & Friends is a vibrant group of people who support a culture of service and engage in building a community spirit within our School. The Association encourages all parents and friends of St John’s Grammar to actively participate in the School Community and thereby help foster the healthy School spirit of which we are so proud.

It exists to organise social functions for parents, to raise funds for the School, and to aid communication between the School administration and parents. It is an incorporated body which elects a Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer and general committee members in the middle of each calendar year.

Parent Representatives for each Junior School class ensure that contact is made regularly with all parents so that all families feel included in activities both in and outside of School.

The Parents & Friends Association has a number of sub-committees to pursue the goals of the organisation including Junior School BBQs, Quiz Nights, Mother’s & Father’s Day stalls, Mums & Dads dinners and other events in support of the day to day life of the School.

The Parents & Friends Committee is made up of individuals from the School community. If you would like further information about joining the committee, please email us.


P&F Executive Team

Lauren Robbins

Lauren Robbins


Kathleen Parr

Kathleen Parr

Vice Chairperson



Fiona Graf

Amanda Headon

Amanda Headon


P&F Committee Members

Karen Van Gorp
Helen Shaw
Anna Price
Veronica Marrie
Litza Graham
Amanda Treagust
Nicky Slocombe
Kerryn Pobjoy
Kate Elies
Jeremy Wells
Kimberlee Blythe


Current Events & Fundraisers

The Parents and Friends run many events and fundraisers throughout the year. Your purchase of tickets and other sales, through the P&F, raises money for special projects around the school for our kids. The more products we sell, the more funds we will have to spend.

Parents and Friends Night Out

Come and join the St John’s Parents and Friends Association for a wonderful night out, full of yummy food, great company and of course a wine or two if you wish!

  • Friday 3 November: 7pm – midnight
  • Victoria Park Social Club: Corner of Wakefield & Fullarton Roads, Rose Park
  • $60 per person: includes food and a drink on arrival
  • Dress: neat casual
  • Attendees must be 18+ years old


BBQ Orders

The Parents and Friends Association has a dedicated team who run the BBQs at many of the school events. To purchase items, links will be placed below for you to place online orders in the weeks prior to the event. If you miss the cut-off date for final orders, it is possible to bring cash along on the day, but we do prefer orders in advance.

Years 3 – 6 Swimming Carnival – 14 November 2023

  • Orders open – 17 October 2023
  • Orders close – 8 November 2023


P&F Initiatives


New Parent Buddy Program

The New Parent Buddy Program is a P&F initiative, aimed at supporting the parents of families new to the school, as they navigate their family’s preparation and first days and weeks at our School and within our community.

The initiative pairs a new parent with an existing parent ‘buddy’ who will be there solely for them, to answer the questions that randomly pop into their heads i.e. How do I make a lunch order online? Where’s a good place to park to drop off/pick up the children? Who do I talk to about music lessons/sports events/lunchtime clubs? The buddy will also be someone to look out for the new parent at school social events and introduce them to others.

Click here to find out more and to register your interest in the program.


Community Support Network

St John’s Grammar School has a long standing tradition of being a caring school. We have decided to find ways in which we can provide practical short term assistance to school families.
Coordinated by a parent volunteer, this is a valuable opportunity for our community to be able to be even more supportive.

Click here to find out more and to register your interest in the program.


Second Hand Uniform Shop

The Parents & Friends Committee, along with many volunteers from the school community, run the Secondhand Uniform Shop which offers parents the opportunity to sell their secondhand uniforms and purchase items at discounted prices. In order to offer your items for sale, you must download and complete the Secondhand Uniform Deposit Form and then drop your items off to the Junior School Reception, Retreat House or directly to the shop during opening times. When and if your items are sold, reimbursements are processed directly into your bank account, on a quarterly basis.

We also request that you book an appointment online to secure a time slot for your fittings. Please click here to make an appointment. Appointments are available at 10 minute intervals in order to accommodate as many people as possible. Families who require multiple items should book at least two time slots.

The current Secondhand Uniform Shop open times for the remainder of Term 2 2023 are:

  • Sat 3 June, 9.30-11.30am
  • Fri 9 June, 8.30-9.30am
  • Mon 19 June, 8.30-9.30am
  • Sat 24 June, 9.30-11.30am

If you would like to register your interest to assist as a volunteer with the shop or have any questions please email



Singing Group

Enjoy singing but only sing out in the shower or the car? Well, come and join the St John’s and Community Singing Group, PGR (Parental Guidance Recommended). We sing a range of genres from the Mammas and the Papas to Ed Sheeran, gospel to pop. The group practice from 6.45pm – 7.45pm on Tuesday nights at the JBC on the Secondary Campus. Everyone is welcome. To register your interest, please click here.



Entertainment Books

If you are interested in purchasing an Entertainment Book, you can do so online via the Entertainment Book website. Please ensure you select ‘St John’s Grammar Parents & Friends’ when selecting the organisation under the fundraiser tab.



Volunteers Needed

The P&F Committee is always seeking volunteers to assist with numerous events throughout the year. In particular, we are seeking helpers for the Secondhand Uniform Shop and also with cooking BBQs for various Junior School events. If you are able to assist with these, or any other events, please emails us at to register your interest.



Early Learning Centre

33 Sheoak Road, Belair
+61 8 8278 2242

Junior Campus (R to Year 6)

42 Sheoak Road, Belair
+61 8 8278 2242

Secondary Campus (Years 7 to 12)

29 Gloucester Avenue, Belair
+61 8 8278 2233

Enrolment Enquiries and Tours
+61 8 8278 0210