The Coburg North Parents and Friends group decided to start this blog as a way of both; recording Parents and Friends activities at Coburg North Primary and as a means of communicating with parents, students and the school community more generally.
Parents & Friends forms a vital link between parents, teachers and the school leadership team. By working together as a community, we can create a collective parent voice at School Council, generate funding, improve facilities and provide enriching opportunities for our children and their families.
One vital role of Parent & Friends in the school community is fundraising, however we do limit the amount of fundraising activities Parent & Friends can run in a year, so as not to overextend the amount they are asking from parents, both in time volunteered and donations made.
Parent & Friends run the fundraising at the Farmers Market, the Bunnings BBQ, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day stalls (where students are able to purchase gifts), as well as co-ordinating food offerings at the Twilight Sports and other social events.
Other fundraisers are as much about raising student engagement as raising money and include once a term theme days with special food (eg popcorn and icy pole day) and the Family Disco.
Meetings are held regularly in the community room (younger siblings of school children are welcome to come along) and everyone is always welcome and appreciated.
You can email Parents & Friends if you would like more information or wish to get involved.