Somerville House parents and students enjoy the networking and resource benefits of an active and supportive Parents and Friends (P&F) 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.

Who we are

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. For any P&F enquiries please contact Manager of P&F Businesses, Mrs Linda O’Connor via email

P&F Executive Committee

  • President: Mrs Andrea O’Halloran
  • Immediate Past President: Mr Alex Bilinski
  • Vice President Governance and Risk: Mrs Emily Carrigan
  • Vice President Support Groups: Mrs Helen Barnard 
  • Vice President Foundation Representative: Mrs Jane Rowan
  • Treasurer: Mr Jonathan Chappell
  • Secretary: Mr Wesley Aird

What we do

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. 

P&F Businesses

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 (Somerwear). Working as a volunteer alongside other interested and motivates parents is a rewarding experience and benefits the School.