The Parents and Friends Federation of Western Australia Inc. (PFFWA) provides parents and families with a powerful independent voice to speak on behalf children in Catholic schools. It assists them in working collaboratively with their school communities to help every child to achieve their full potential.

Acting as an umbrella body for P&F Associations in Catholic schools, the PFFWA represents Catholic school parents on a wide range of national and local bodies and works on their behalf to obtain funding to ensure the financial accessibility of Catholic schools and to ensure appropriate educational provision for all students.

The PFFWA is committed to promoting positive home/school/community partnerships and collaborating on projects that benefit children and families.

Services for Local P&F Associations and Parents

The PFFWA provides a range of services and resources to assist local P&F Associations to become strong and vibrant parts of their school and parish. These include:

  • Providing advice on good governance and process particularly in relation to office bearer’s roles, constitutions and Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission (ACNC) compliance

  • Acting as an auspicing body for grant applications and providing information on how and where to obtain grants

  • Assisting with the effective running of P&Fs

  • Organising networking opportunities including an annual Conference

  • Annual Dinner for Awards of Excellence in Building Positive School Community

  • Providing practical advice on parental involvement and engagement

  • Friend-raising and fund-raising initiatives

  • Loan of items, eg. tea cups & saucers, glasses and jugs, tablecloths, projector.

Membership to the PFFWA is calculated at $3.30+GST per student per year.


The PFFWA Council for 2013:

  • Fr John Jegerow (Spiritual Director))

  • Joe Monterosso (President)

  • Helen Anderson (Vice-President, Bunbury Diocese Representative)

  • Helen Keogh (Treasurer)

  • Cazz Gould (Secretary)

  • Philippa Colgan

  • Agnes Weymouth

  • Tamara Harrington (Bunbury Diocese Representative)

  • Mark Harrington

  • Anni Schelfhout (Geraldton Diocese Representative)

PFFWA Staff Members:

  • Shelley Hill (Executive Officer)

  • Siobhan Allen (Affiliates Liaison Officer)

  • Sarah Turrell-Knight (Administration Officer)

  • Anne-Marie McGinnity (Finance Officer)

  • Mel Rom (Design and Online Media Officer)

Further Information

PO Box 909, Inglewood WA 6932

T 08 9271 5909

F 08 9271 5901