Parents and Friends 

Community

The Mentone Grammar Parents & Friends (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 Committee 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 6.30pm 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 2021
P&F Welcome Morning Tea (Year 1-12 Parents)Monday 1 February, 8.30amFunction Centre
P&F Welcome Morning Tea (Foundation Parents)Tuesday 2 February, 8.30amEblana Multipurpose Room
P&F ELC 3 BBQ Friday 12 February, 3.00-4.30pmELC Garden/Courtyard
P&F ELC 4 BBQ Friday 19 February, 3.00-4.30pmELC Garden/Courtyard
P&F Year 5 & 7 BBQFriday 5 March, 7-9pm TBC
P&F Golf Day Friday 30 April, 8am-1pmWoodlands Golf Club
P&F Mother's Day Stall Thursday 6 May, All Day Eblana Multipurpose Room
P&F/Holland Foundation Trivia NightFriday 14 May, 7pm-11pmFunction Centre
Annual P&F Gala BallSaturday 28 August, 7-12 Midnight TBC
P&F Father's Day Stall Thursday 2 September, All Day Eblana Multipurpose Room
Parent Welcome Morning Tea (Foundation Orientation)Friday 19 November, 10-11amEblana Multipurpose Room
P&F Christmas Lunch Thursday 2 December, 12-3pm Frogmore Sports Centre
Parent Welcome Morning tea (Years 6-8)Friday 3 December, 9-10amGreenways
Parent Welcome Morning tea (Years 1-5)Monday 9 December, 8.45-9.45amFunction Centre

President – Natalie Burrows

Secretary – Paula Peachey

Treasurer – Robina Shearer

Social Media Co-Ordinator - Lisa Kirwan 

Vice President Events – Molly Grant & Niki Buschkuehl

Dads@MG - Hayden Mcnamara

Vice President Shop & Retail – Robina Shearer & Jo Howe

Newsletter Editor – Fiona McCall

Mon Ami (International Families Convenor)- Graciela Ramon Michel 

Vice President Community Relations - Andrea Wilson

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 pool 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 pool 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 contact pandfshop@mentonegrammar.net or visit the P&F shop located next to Greenways in the car park off Venice St or Noone uniform shop on Campus. 

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

  • Standard MGS Logo Pool Towel $40.00
  • Name Embroided Pool 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 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
  • 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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