The Parents and Friends Association

The Parents and Friends Association is a conduit between families and school.
Our mission is to build a strong sense of community spirit through
family engagement, which is a key focus at St Anthony’s Catholic College.

 Family engagement is always encouraged around the school and
we invite you to continue to help us shape a school community
that is active and involved, by developing new and
rewarding relationships with all families and staff. 

From attending school events, organised social events or providing feedback
and ideas on how to improve resources and facilities at the school,
please remember that everyone is a member of the P&F and
we would love you to get involved in any way you can.

Please join us for any of the P&F meetings
held in the Padua Campus Family Lounge at
6pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month

We would love to hear from you
Email us at


Our 2019 Committee

President Trinette Matsen
Secretary Rachel Gadd
Treasurer Gemma Lingard
Diocesan Representatives Anthea Lewis, Jesseca Carver and Angela Betteridge
Winter Carnival Convener Lauren Lestone

What we do!

  • stimulate an active interest in the life of the college
  • foster a spirit of positive relationships and cooperation amongst families, staff and friends of the school
  • provide financial assistance for the development and improvements of the school's facilities and equipment
  • encourage social interaction and provide avenues for families to be involved in supporting the college

How we do it!

  • Build Family Engagement through strong school and family relationships
  • Develop a community through events and workshops
  • Work in partnership with the school and teaching staff to support student learning
  • Decision making on how the P&F raises and disperses its funds
  • Promote interaction between home, school, parents and teachers
  • Encourage parent participation in the classroom and school life through CLP program
  • Help to facilitate information sessions for parents
  • Promote the college in the wider community
  • Planning and organising of functions
  • Create a relaxed and welcoming environment for discussions
  • Assist in providing tangible resources to the school

 How to get involved

Get to know the staff and families at St Anthony’s and use every opportunity to attend:

  • Class culminating
  • Open days for primary and secondary campuses
  • Sporting carnivals
  • Assemblies
  • Special events (Winter Carnival, cultural events, social events)
  • P&F meetings
  • Family Lounge — a place to build positive connections or just relax


  • P&F Newsletter (please see below for our latest Newsletter)
  • Join the SACC Facebook page
  • College Newsletter (fortnightly)
  • Class teacher's correspondence
  • Posters and electronic signage

 “I have realised that communities don’t just happen by themselves, we must nurture them and
help them grow to make them a better place for us to live and our children to grow and learn.”
~ Frank Ferlazzo, P&F Treasurer (retired)


2018 achievements:

  • Continued support of the Class Liaison Parents Program at the Padua Campus
  • Organised a fantastic Winter Carnival for all in our community to enjoy
  • Completed the Japanese Garden at the Assisi campus
  • Sent delegates to the Parents & Friends Biennial Conference
  • Assisted with the School Open Day
  • Organised successful Mother’s and Father’s Day Stalls at Padua
  • Assisted with morning tea for Grandparents Day

2018 Donations were made to:

  • Dragonflies Netball Teams
  • Year 12 Graduation
  • Saints Touch Team
  • Craft Group
  • Music Department
  • Readers Cup Challenge Team
  • Padua Rocks

In addition to the donations during 2018 the P&F also:

  • Contributed funds to the purchase of new equipment in the school gym at the Assisi campus
  • Allocated funds for the purchase of student seating at Assisi campus
  • Contributed funds for the student seating at Padua campus
  • Fully funded Growth Mindset talks for families


to our families, friends and staff of St Anthony’s Catholic College for their ongoing support

Padua Campus Assisi Campus

Veales Road, Deeragun
QLD 4818

Joanne Street, Deeragun
QLD 4818


PO Box 143
Deeragun, Qld 4818

PO Box 143
Deeragun, Qld 4818


07 4751 7200

07 4751 7300

4751 7280
Absentee Line

This number can be called at any time to record a student absence

17 Jun

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