Parents play a vital role, not just in the lives of their own children, but in the life of all who study, work and play at our College.
When you join St Leonard’s College you become part of a community of parents who work in partnership with us to support our vision to provide an education for life to all students.
Parents are involved in fundraising activities that benefit the College and its projects. Our parents work in many ways to ensure we can continue to offer outstanding opportunities to all students, now and in the future. The annual St Leonard’s College Community Day Fair is the College’s largest fundraiser, and has been organised by a parent committee for over 60 years. Other groups work to support specific projects, such as our Indigenous program and Hart Theatre Company.
Our International Friends Group is a voluntary group that aims to assist with the smooth transition of both international and interstate families into the College community and to the Melbourne lifestyle. The group offers support, friendship and a variety of social activities. Meetings are held from 2.00pm – 3.15pm on the third Thursday of each month during term time in the Harefield Long Room. In addition to the monthly meetings held at the College, some of the social activities include coffee mornings, book club, lunches, evenings with partners, movie outings, weekends away and various excursions to explore Melbourne and its surrounds.
The College is very fortunate to have a vibrant and committed parent community, and parents are welcome to involve themselves in whichever activities interest them, whether it be attending coffee mornings, joining a special interest group, participating in parent yoga and fitness classes, or becoming a member of the Community Choir or Book Club.