Somerville House parents and students enjoy the networking and resource benefits of an active and supportive Parents and Friends' Association who remain focused on raising money to provide and improve amenities and resources for the School and help Support Groups to meet the particular needs of each student activity.
Members of the P&F Executive Committee, elected at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in June each year, manage the affairs of the Association and oversee the management and governance of the Support Groups and two commercial businesses.
2020 P&F Meeting Dates
Executive 7.00pm to 9.00pm, General 7.00pm to 8.00pm
General meetings are held each term, with dates, times and locations advised in the Newsletter. These meetings provide an opportunity to keep up-to-date on aspects of School life, including educational or staff changes within the School, and all parents are welcome to attend.
|Tuesday 4 February||Executive Meeting||Cumbooquepa Room|
|Tuesday 18 February||General Meeting||Fewings Room|
|Tuesday 17 March||Executive Meeting||Fewings Room|
|Tuesday 28 April||Executive Meeting||Fewings Room|
|Tuesday 12 May||General Meeting||Cumbooquepa Room|
|Tuesday 9 June||Executive Meeting and AGM||Cumbooquepa Room|
|Tuesday 21 July||Executive Meeting||Cumbooquepa Room|
|Tuesday 11 August||General Meeting||Fewings Room|
|Tuesday 8 September||Executive Meeting||Fewings Room|
|Tuesday 20 October||General Meeting||Fewings Room|
|Tuesday 17 November||Executive Meeting||Fewings Room|
President: Mrs Andrea O’Halloran
Immediate Past President: Mr Alex Bilinski
Vice President Business: Mrs Emily Carrigan
Vice President Support Groups:
Mrs Helen Hesse
Mrs Jane MacDonald
Mrs Felicity Munro
Mrs Helen Barnard
Treasurer: Mr Chris Peters
Secretary: Dr Andrew Richmond
Foundation Representative: Mr Derek Meggitt
The Association also fosters fellowships between parents, friends, teachers and students, and provides an avenue for parents to learn more
about the educational and other activities of the School while meeting in a social environment.
The Somerville House P&F support the school by raising money to provide amenities and resources to meet the particular needs of student activities.
The P&F Association operates two commercial businesses on the School campus. The Somerwear Uniform Shop and Somerfare Tuckshop cater for the School clothing and stationery requirements and the culinary and nutritional needs of students, these businesses are proudly operated by the Parents & Friends' Association (P&F), with all profits being reinvested into the School.
Parents are encouraged to volunteer their time to assist in the running of the Tuckshop (Somerfare) and the Uniform Shop (Somerware). Working as a volunteer alongside other interested and motivates parents is a rewarding experience and benefits the School.
Somerwear Uniform Shop provides a wide range of new and quality second-hand uniforms and resources with staff available to advise on fittings and the best equipment for your child. Somerwear is proudly operated by the P&F Association, with all profits being reinvested into the School.
All major uniform lines are available online via the Flexischools Website.
The Uniform Shop stocks all the required Somerville House uniforms as well as:
Somerwear Uniform Shop operates Monday to Friday during School terms, with extended hours prior to Term 1 each year.
|Monday||7.30am - 2.00pm|
|Wednesday||9.00am - 5.00pm|
|Thursday||7.30am - 2.00pm|
|Friday||7.30am - 2.00pm|
To contact the Uniform Shop please phone (07) 3248 9253 after 8.45am or email email@example.com
Somerfare Tuckshop is an initiative of the Somerville House Parents and Friends' Association and is operated by a proud team of volunteers and staff who understand the importance of healthy, well balanced eating. All profits are reinvested into the Somerville House community.
Tuckshop orders can be easily made online, prior to 9.00am, via the Flexischools website. This is a cashless system which must be utilised for all hot lunch orders and by Junior School students. Middle and Senior School students can make over-the-counter purchases during school breaks.
Somerfare Tuckshop operates between 7.30am to 1.30pm Monday to Friday during School terms.
To contact the Tuckshop please phone Janet Kavouraki on (07) 3033 9215.