Parent School Link
Parent School Link (PSL) at St Francis de Sales School
Who organises the legendary St Francis de Sales School fair? Who pulls together the music, treats, and photo booth for the school discos? Who sizzles the sausages on special school days? Who organises parents' movie nights, quiz nights or the gala auction? And who makes sure families under stress are looked after?
The St Francis de Sales Parent School Link (PSL) is a group of parents and caregivers who get behind the school and its families by raising money, holding popular social events, and helping families through tough times.
From the artificial turf on Broad Park at the top of the school, to play-mats for the junior classes, the PSL fund-raises to buy things that support fun and learning at St Francis de Sales School.
Over the past few years the PSL has raised many thousands of dollars to buy new computers, lap-tops and other high-tech equipment for classrooms. Outside, the PSL is helping to develop school gardens, put up sunshades and install water fountains.
The PSL includes a representative from the teaching staff, and works with the principal and the board to provide what's needed for the students.
On the social agenda, parents and care-givers are in for a great night out when the PSL organises events such as a movie night, a clothes swap, a session with a stylist and a grand dinner and auction evening.
In our pastoral care role, we help school families with meals and other support during difficult events in their lives.
Would you like to join us?
The PSL meets in the school staffroom at 7.00 pm on the first Tuesday of the month. Meetings are short and friendly and we welcome new ideas and new members.
Don't worry if you're not mad on meetings – we would be glad to hear from you when we call for volunteers for specific events. Keep an eye on the school newsletter and you'll sometimes see the PSL asking for help to, for example, run a disco or gather prizes for a raffle.
PSL chairperson is Charlotte Hassed and the vice-chair is Amanda White. They can both be contacted at this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org