Parents and Friends 

Community

The Mentone Grammar Parents & Friends Association (P&F) is a group of volunteers who play an active and productive role in supporting, serving and caring for the members of the Mentone Grammar Community.

About the P&F

Being involved in P&F activities is a great way to connect with Mentone Grammar students and families. The Parents and Friends Association welcomes all members of the School Community. We aim to:

  • Encourage friendship and communication between parents by organising ‘friend raising’ events
  • Ensure the range of events offered are fully inclusive of all the community
  • Encourage a positive and supportive relationship within the community
  • Promote a sense of belonging in the school community
  • Raise funds to contribute to the enhancement of the school environment for our children
  • Have a strong direction, which is consistent, transparent and relevant
  • Be highly approachable and reliable
  • Have great communication within the group, with the school leadership and staff, and the wider community
  • Feel connected by our common purpose of being a part of this community, and have an enjoyable time while we are here.

If you know of anyone in the school community who is interested in joining us or simply wants to get to know people in the community, please contact us. 

Class Representatives

Mentone Grammar operates a Class Representative system, where each class from ELC - Year 12 has a parent representative. The Class Rep's role is to facilitate social activities amongst parents, provide a welcome to new parents and perform a vital communication link between the P&F, other volunteer organisations around the School, and the parent community. The Class Representative can also coordinate support to families in times of need such as family illness and provide a valuable link between parents and the school. Once the students move into Frogmore (Years 10 -12), parents can become involved in other committees that surround specialist interests. 

The P&F meetings are held once a month at 7pm in the Professional Learning Lounge. 

We run a sub-committee structure for the events and services we offer. So if you cannot make a main committee meeting, but would like to be involved in organising an event, then please contact us. We would love your help!

If you are interested in joining us and want to know more, please contact us at:
pandf@mentonegrammar.net 

Event Dates 2019
P&F Welcome Morning Tea (Year 1-12 Parents)Wednesday 30 January, 8.45amFunction Centre
P&F Welcome Morning Tea (Foundation Parents)Thursday 31 January, 8.45amEblana Multipurpose Room
P&F ELC 3 BBQ Friday 15 February, 3.00-4.30pmELC Garden/Courtyard
P&F ELC 4 BBQ Friday 22 February, 3.00-4.30pmELC Garden/Courtyard
P&F Year 5 & 7 BBQFriday 1 March, 6-8pm Frogmore Oval
P&F Golf Day Friday 3 May, 8am-1pmWoodlands Golf Club
P&F Mother's Day Stall Thursday 9 May, All Day Eblana Multipurpose Room
P&F/Holland Foundation Trivia NightFriday 17 May, 7pm-11pmFunction Centre
P&F Father's Day Stall Thursday 29 August, All Day Eblana Multipurpose Room
Annual P&F Gala BallFriday 30 August, 7-12 Midnight OkieDokie
Parent Welcome Morning Tea (Foundation Orientation)Friday 22 November, 10-11amGreenways
Parent Welcome Morning Tea (Bayview, Greenways & Frogmore Parents)Thursday 28 November, 8.30-9.30am Function Centre
P&F Christmas Lunch Friday 6 December, 12-3pm Frogmore Gymnasium
Parent Welcome Morning tea (Years 1-5)Monday 9 December, 8.45-9.45amGreenways

President – Natalie Burrows & Mia Le Fevre Taylor

Secretary – Christine Davie

Treasurer – Robina Shearer

Vice President Events – Molly Grant & Melinda Lettieri

Vice President Community Relations – Jacquie Phillips

Vice President Retail – Jo Howe

Vice President Merchandise – Renee Riminic

Dads@MG – Grant Holland

Eblana Coordinator – Jodie Lowndes

Bayview Coordinator – Neeta Dawa

Newsletter Editor – Fiona McCann

The P&F volunteers operate a Second Hand Uniform Shop located underneath Greenways Campus at the Venice Street main entrance. It is a great place to purchase school uniforms at a reduced rate. For more information and opening hours visit the Secondhand Uniform Shop page.

Buy and sell second hand books via the Sustainable School Shop. Read more by downloading the Second Hand Textbook Trading User Guide.

The Parents and Friends Association offer a range of fundraising merchandise available online or at the Parents and Friends Shop. The P&F shop is now selling MGS embroided beach towels, pocket and golf umbrellas, drink bottles and MG bears. The Parents and Friends are again selling Entertainment Books which offer great value for money.

The beach towels are a Premium 450gsm, 100% Cotton Velour Towel. They are 75cm x 150cm in size making it a perfect kid’s size towel. White/Navy Stripe with the Mentone Grammar logo embroidered. Add on your child’s name to personalise the towel further. Great towels at a great price!

The umbrellas are top quality and come in two sizes. The pocket umbrella is spring loaded and comes with a rain slip cover and metal canister. The golf umbrella is navy and white with a comfortable rubber handle.

The 2018|2019 Melbourne Entertainment™ Membership Books are packed with hundreds of up to 50% off and 2-for-1 offers valued at over $20,000, that you can enjoy until June 2019!. These are also a great gift for someone.

Purchase an Entertainment Book online

To order your towels and umbrellas please visit the P&F shop located next to Greenways in the car park off Venice St or call Renee Rimanic on 0414 433 053.

Shops hours are Monday 2.30 - 4.00pm and Wednesday 8.15 - 9.30am

  • Standard MGS Logo Beach Towel $40.00
  • Name Embroided Beach Towel (eg. Jack.R) $45.00 
  • Pocket Umbrella $25.00
  • Golf Umbrella $35.00
  • Entertainment Book $65.00
  • Large Drink Bottle $5.00
  • Small Drink Bottle $3.00

All enquires to Renee Rimanic 0414 433 053 or pandf@mentonegrammar.net

Although the main focus for the P&F is 'friend raising', fundraising to support the School is part of what we do. We couldn't achieve our goals without the support and sponsorship of generous individuals and local businesses. 

In the past, funds have contributed to shade sails, a large aquarium, the first aid caravan, upgrading the bike sheds, a large sandpit, a cubby house and fittings for the ELC and renovating the Greenways kitchen. 

We would like to thank all of our below sponsors for their ongoing support. 

  • B&H Australia
  • Camp Australia
  • Campion
  • Coastal & Country Getaways
  • Computer Now
  • Cerberus Beach House
  • Danihers Facility Management
  • Dude 808
  • Edge Gymnastics
  • Electric Street
  • Enjo
  • ESS (Security)
  • Holland Foundation
  • Hunter Industrials
  • K2health
  • Lakeside Financial
  • Teal Creations
  • The Langham Hotel
  • Urban Lily
  • Lime Catering
  • LOD Promotions
  • Mhealth
  • Melbourne Cable Park
  • Mullins Advisory
  • My little tribe photography
  • Noone Imagewear
  • Sabuki salon
  • Pearce Electrical
  • Phoenix skin & body
  • Ventura
  • Willis Towers Watson
  • Woodlands Golf club

Did you know Mentone Grammar has a group just for you? Dads@MG!

We are a diverse and friendly group of Dads who informally meet to socialise, chat about our kids and our interests in a welcoming environment over drinks and food.

We are also looking for Dads to join our organising committee, if you are interested please contact Grant on the details below.

All MG Dads are welcome to get involved with Dads@MG. Please contact Grant Holland at dads@mentonegrammar.net or mobile 0419 896 178. 

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