When you enrol your child/children at Unity College not only do they become an important member of the our community; you do too. Every parent/carer of a child enrolled at Unity College is automatically a member of Unity College Parents and Friends Association (Unity P&F). The Unity P&F is an integral part of the school community and endeavours to promote a sense of community, spirit and belonging.
Unity College recognises that parent involvement in school life and their engagement in their children's learning is central to high quality education and is part of the core business of schools. The Unity P&F is the key parent body within the College and offers parents/carers an avenue to participate in their child's education by strengthening the connections between the College, families and the wider community. We join in the College's aspiration to be a welcoming and supportive faith community where members respect themselves, each other and the environment.
Unity College is an ecumenical school (Uniting and Catholic Churches) and is administered by Brisbane Catholic Education, and as such the Unity P&F is a member of the state-wide P&F association, Catholic School Parents Queensland (CSPQ). The Unity P&F is a formal structure, recognised by the Catholic Church and Catholic Education authorities, which represents all the parents/carers in the College and acts in their interests and on their behalf.
The Unity P&F, guided by CSPQ, is on a journey to take our focus away from fundraising as the primary activity of parent groups and shift towards a broader and more meaningful participation in College life. This will mean our main source of revenue is the annual P&F Levy included in college fees. Any proposal for expenditure is determined in consultation with the Principal and these proposals will be targeted to whole of college projects/facilities for the benefit of all students.
The Unity P&F exists to support the College community and is involved in the total life of the College. Parents/carers, as first educators of their children, have a vital collaborative role to play in the development and implementation of the educational philosophy and policy of the college. The Unity P&F plays a significant role in the development of a collaborative and cooperative college community where parents/carers are recognised as authentic partners, with teachers and the administration, in the education of their children.
In particular, the Unity P&F will participate in the optimum spiritual, intellectual, social and physical development of students in the college by:
Past contributions the Unity P&F has made to enhance our college environment and facilities include, but are not limited to:
Executive Members are elected annually at our AGM held in November.
President: Carly Willoughby-Rolls
Vice-Presidents: Melinda Youman & Janine Gilchrist
Secretary: Belinda Lindsay
Treasurer: Angharad Robinson
In 2022 we'll be trialling different days and times for meetings to open participation to more parents/carers and encourage greater participation.
Our first meeting of each term is a General Meeting and usually runs for 1-1.5 hours. The second meeting of each term is a shorter update style meeting followed by a Parent Development Session and combined these two events usually run for 2 hours. Parents/carers are welcomed and encouraged to attend meetings. For further information about meetings and P&F events please check the college calendar or visit the P&F Facebook page.
Unity College P&F Facebook Page