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April 30, 2021

The PFA seeks nominations for 2021 committee members

The Parents & Friends Association will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Thursday 13 May at 7.30pm in the Senior School Boardroom.

The PFA is seeking nominations for positions on the PFA Executive and General Committee. The term of each position is one year with a maximum of 3 years.

What is the PFA and what does it do?

The PFA is a parent body that exists to support the CGGS community. Being involved in the PFA is a great way to meet other parents, support the school and show your children that you are proud of their school.

The purpose of the PFA is to two-fold – friendraising and fundraising

Friendraising

The PFA runs social events for the whole school to build relationships and a sense of community.

Fundraising

Funds are raised to purchase items that will help make the girls’ experience at CGGS special and unique.

Roles within the PFA Committee

The following roles are open for 2021 nominations.

President:

The role of the president is to work with the executive and provide leadership and direction to the Association and ensure the committee fulfills its responsibilities to the school. There is an expectation that the president chairs PFA meetings and attends PFA events.

The role includes the management and distribution of PFA funds to the school, in agreement with the PFA treasurer and committee, in accordance with the Principal’s requests.

Vice President:

The Vice President supports the president with his/her duties. The Vice President can preside at general or executive meetings and act as the president, in his/her absence or when the president is unable to act in that role.

Secretary:

The secretary’s role is to be the guardian of the process of meetings and the maintainer of the official business records. He/she manages communication before meetings and keeps formal records of the group’s process and decisions: the minutes of the meeting.

Treasurer:

The PFA Treasurer is responsible for the financial management and oversight of PFA funds. The role includes the management and distribution of PFA funds to the school, in agreement with the PFA president and committee, in accordance with the Principal’s requests.

The treasurer liaises with the school’s bank, manages funds and reconciles bank statements and presents a Treasurer’s Report at PFA meetings.

General Committee Member:

A general committee member provides support to the president and other PFA committee members to ensure the PFA meets its goals and objectives. There is an expectation that committee members attend PFA meetings and events. Social engagement and planning events and activities with all committee members for the school community, is both an exciting and enjoyable part of all of these roles.

To nominate for one of these roles, please complete a Nomination Form via the button below and return to the school by Monday 10 May.

See above a nomination form.

For more information about any of these roles please contact PFA Secretary, Krys Pekin via email pfa@cggs.vic.edu.au.

A Century of Stories – CGGS Centenary Book

We are very pleased to announce the CGGS Centenary Celebration Book – A Century of Stories has been delivered and is available for purchase. To celebrate this wonderful addition to our centenary celebrations, a launch was held in the Senior School Library with the writer Dr Jacqui Ross and publisher Neil Montagnana-Wallace from Hyphen (formally known as Bounce Books) in attendance. Special guests including School Council, Life Governors, Old Grammarians, staff and students enjoyed a wonderful evening hearing about the creation of the book.

So much has happened within the walls of our beloved school to make it the institution it is today. The launch was a wonderful way to acknowledge the Schools 100-year history as it includes 100 stories we wanted to share with our community.  We are so proud to bring you this collection of stories, of moments in time, the highlights of our history and interesting insights.

A Century of Stories is for sale for $50, including GST. You have the option of collecting your book from CGGS Main Reception or having it delivered at a standard shipping fee of $15.

To purchase a copy, please click the button below.

St Marks Marriage Course

A wonderful opportunity to enhance your marriage begins on Monday 26 April at 7.45pm. St Mark’s Camberwell is hosting a free, 7-week online Marriage Course. Learn how to listen better, resolve conflict and build a stronger relationship.

The course is done online at home (over wine if you wish!), hosted by Phil & Yvonne. There is no group sharing – so it’s totally private. All connected to CGGS (& CGS) are welcome to join.

To register: trybooking.com/BQKLF