Who We Are

All current parents of Yarra are automatically members of Yarra Parents & Friends.  Yarra Parents & Friends provides an important forum in which parents and friends of the School are able to meet on a regular basis. We work together to not only support the School’s programs, but to encourage a sense of community for all School families.

Parents & Friends organise morning breakfasts/coffees, parent functions, support the School Festival, Mother and Fathers’ Day stalls and various fundraising and social events throughout the year. We provide services to our School community such as a Second-Hand Book Sale at the end of each year, and a Second-Hand Uniform Shop at the School premises throughout the year.

The Pavilion Café is a new addition and provides barista made coffee and snacks for the Saturday morning sport. All funds raised through our many programs go back into our School, supporting a variety of projects from School badges to building projects. Many friendships have been made through the Parents & Friends network.

Although we have a committee that meet approximately once a month, every parent at Yarra is welcome to attend at any time.

President:

Robyn McKinnell: Mother of Brooke (Yr 10), Alastair (Yr 8) and Lachie (Grade 1)

Vice-President: Chris Elsworth: Mother of Will (YOG 2013), Emily (YOG 2014), Lucy (YOG 2017) and Tim (Year 7)

Treasurer: Kathryn Goldsmith: Mother of Jack (Year 8)


Each year level at Yarra also has Volunteer Year Level Representatives. Their task is to be the first point of contact in the year level for new parents and to make everyone feel welcome. They are also responsible for helping make the term functions a memorable event and organising informal ‘get-togethers’ for parents.

The 2018 Year Level Representatives are:


Name
ELC   Rachel Burich
ELC Kristin Dazkiw
ELC Amy Pertile
JUNIOR PRIMARY  Katherine Hooper
JUNIOR PRIMARY Emma May
JUNIOR PRIMARY  Mel Dobson
JUNIOR PRIMARY Gavin Balharrie
JUNIOR PRIMARY  Kellie Roberts
JUNIOR PRIMARY April Paterson
SENIOR PRIMARY  Amber O'Hare
SENIOR PRIMARY  Amanda Schapel
SENIOR PRIMARY  Christine Nalder
SENIOR PRIMARY Vanessa Walters
MIDDLE SCHOOL  Julie King
MIDDLE SCHOOL   Becky Thyssen
MIDDLE SCHOOL  Diana Fayle
MIDDLE SCHOOL   Kathryn Goldsmith
MIDDLE SCHOOL   Naomi Elliot
SENIOR SCHOOL Rosalie Ridler
SENIOR SCHOOL Vanessa Walters
SENIOR SCHOOL  Julie Heather
SENIOR SCHOOL Naomi Elliot
SENIOR SCHOOL  Robyn Wilson
SENIOR SCHOOL  Diana Fayle