Parents and Friends News

P&F News


P&F Positions for 2023

Treasurer-Krystal Burnett

Secretary-Clare Grainger

President-position available. 

Thank you to Jo Lawrence for her wonderful support of the p&f in this role over the past few years. This position is now available - either as a singular or shared role. Please let us know if you are interested either by leaving your name and number at the school office or by letting Clare know.



Toast is available each morning between 8:30am-8:50am prior to the commencement of the school day for those students who would like a piece before they begin their learning.

Thank you to our wonderful volunteers who enable this to happen!


Friday Sushi Lunch Orders-Lunch Box Sushi Castlemaine 

Sushi is available to be ordered for school lunch each Friday. Orders need to be placed and paid for online via the school lunch online website prior to 5pm each Thursday.


Second Hand School Uniforms

Second hand school uniforms are available at school if you are in need of any items. If you have any good quality second hand items that you are happy to donate, please bring them along to the school office. Thank you!


Term 1 Student Special Lunch Day

Sausage sizzle during the last week of term-day to be advised!


Easter Raffle

Our traditional annual Easter raffle will take place at the end of this term. This is one of our great fundraisers for the year! We are seeking donations of Easter themed items, both edible and non-edible to be made into prizes for our raffle. 

As of next week there will be a box placed in the school foyer at the office for these. There will be major prizes drawn along with lots of smaller prizes on the final day of school-Thursday 6th April. 

Tickets will be coming home next week. Thank you in advance for your support and generosity! And good luck! 


St Vinnies Easter Appeal

In recent years, our St Mary’s community started a wonderful initiative-donating Easter themed non-edible items to those in need within our local community. These are collected and then distributed by St Vinnies volunteers. If you are able to, we are again seeking donations for this appeal this year. Some ideas include, books, art and craft items, stationary, lunch boxes and drink bottles, mugs, toothbrushes, toys. There will be a box located in the school foyer at the office for receipt of these as of next week. Thank you!


Bulb Fundraiser

Bulb catalogues are being sent home today with your child. This is an optional fundraiser.  If you would like to place an order, these are completed online and your order will be delivered to your nominated address. 40% of sales will go to our school. 


St Mary’s BBQ & Cake Stall Fundraiser-Castlemaine Newsagent

On Saturday 25th March between 7:30am and 1:30pm, the p&f will be running a bbq and cake stall outside the Castlemaine Newsagent on Mostyn Street. 

We are seeking volunteers to work a shift on the stall as well as donations of cakes and slices to be sold. There will be a roster located at the school office next week. Donations of cakes and slices can be dropped off to school on the Friday afternoon prior or directly to the stall on the Saturday morning. Your support will help raise funds which will allow us to fund new resources for our students! 

Thank you in anticipation! (There will be a note coming home next week with further details).