Our Fantastically Engaging Weekend - 2016 Conference

Our 2016 Conference and AGM was held on Saturday 21st May in the Astral Room at the Crown Casino. We had an amazing turnout with over 70 parents, key stakeholders and honorary guests in attendance throughout the day. 

The conference commenced with a prayer for the Year of Mercy by Dr Pina Ford from Catholic Education WA, which was followed by a engaging address by Dr Tim McDonald, Executive Director of Catholic Education WA who opened up the floor to our attending parents and fielded a number of questions.

The day just got bigger and better as we heard from Peter Bell,  former captain of the Fremantle Dockers and current radio 6PR host, as he held us all captive with his brilliant retelling of his childhood, rise to sporting stardom and reunion with his birth family. We then broke for a short morning tea and refreshments before Joe Monterosso, President of the PFFWA Council, and Siobhan Allen, Executive Officer, conducted the running of the 2016 AGM. Following on from this, we heard from Shelley Hill, Projects Officer, abouther progress with the Helpful Information for Parents and Practitioners Online (HIPPO) resource before we helped ourselves to a well-deserved lunch. 

Shelley continued with a demonstration of the second online resource project currently under way, this one being an Online Induction Tool for school parent associations in our schools, helping you in your role as an active P&F member.

With the Federal and State elections occurring with the next year and education high on the agenda, the Q & A session with 5 representatives from the 3 major parties both State and Federal proved to be a opportunity well taken by parents to ask the questions of importance to them.

Finally we concluded an already engaging day with an informative session by Shaun Knowles from Elevate Education who was absolutely brilliant, sharing a number of practical tips for parents to help their kids with study skills.

Celebrating Local Achievement - 2016 Awards of Excellence Night

The 2016 Awards of Excellence recently held at Crown Perth was a very inspiring night for all the amazing nominees and the very large crowd in attendance. The staff and Councillors of PFFWA commend all those nominated and acknowledge all of the fantastic work being achieved by our Parents, Parishes, Principals and P&F's. 

Here are some photos of our very worthy winners. Heartfelt Congratulations to you all!

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