Parents and Friends Association

Updated: Thursday 7 June, 2018

JMSS Parents and Friends Association (PFA)


The John Monash Science School Parents and Friends Association (PFA) fosters relationships between parents and friends of JMSS students, offering support and providing a formal network for members of the school community.

Parents and friends of JMSS students are invited to join our diverse group of committed supporters.

We meet once a month and run a number events throughout the year. You are welcome to come to one or all of our events and meetings. We look forward to your contribution and welcome you to the JMSS PFA community.


Mission Statement

To work in cooperation with the School Council and the Principal to:

  • provide opportunities for parents to get to know each other and to be informed about the school;
  • raise funds for the benefit of the school; and
  • provide support to parents in the understanding of the educational and emotional needs of their children.

Fundraising that we undertake will make a real difference at JMSS.  Some initial items on the “wish list” include musical instruments, science equipment and library books.  We would also like to eventually fund a mini bus!

Join our PFA Community on Facebook:


Committee and Office Bearers | 2018


Esther Harris


Brett Moore


Amanda Walmsley


Liz Helmerson

Events Coordinator

Neda Rasekhi

Digital Media Coordinator

Agata Rome

General Committee

Rajiv Thacker

David Davies

Robyn Goode

Louise Wilkinson


Membership Fees

To join the PFA, all members are required to pay a small annual membership fee.
You can pay your PFA Membership fee along with your school fees. 



If you would like to get in touch with the PFA, outside of meeting times, please email us at



Fundraising Activities


Fundraising that we undertake will make a real difference at JMSS.  Some initial items on the “wish list” include musical instruments, science equipment and library books.  We would also like to eventually fund a mini bus!


Entertainment Books

If you haven’t already purchased your NEW 2018/2019 Entertainment Membership this year, this is your chance to support us and be rewarded with over $20,000 of valuable offers!

Your purchase of an Entertainment Book contributes to our JMSS Parents and Friends Association fundraising.

The book serves as a guide to the most popular restaurants, attractions, shopping, travel and more, all with valuable up to 50% off and 2-for-1 offers.

Top 5 reasons to love your Entertainment Membership:

1. You will be supporting John Monash Science School fundraising! We receive 20% of the purchase price for every Entertainment Membership sold.

2. You can enjoy hundreds of up to 50% OFF and 2-for-1 offers from some of the best fine dining restaurants, popular cafés and family restaurants in your area.

3. You’ll be ‘entertained’ all year long with valuable cinema, activities and theme park offers.

4. Treat yourself to discounted eGift Cards from national retailers like David Jones, Woolworths, rebel and much more.

5. Discover new places with more than 2,000 hotels and resorts, with exclusive accommodation offer

The Entertainment Digital Membership puts the value of the traditional Entertainment Book into your Apple or Android device, and also allows you to:

  • Show and save using your Apple or Android device, with no Card or Voucher to present
  • Search for nearby businesses in the Entertainment program
  • Search for specific businesses by name, location or dining category
  • Share your Membership with another family member

Please share the unique link below with family and friends via your Facebook or other social media.
Many people purchase this book - ask them to consider buying through us and help the school


Visit to purchase your Entertainment Book today!


For further information, or for any questions you may have, please text Ramon Araujo on 0420263351.


Ritchie's Community Benefit Cards

When shopping at Ritchie's Supermarkets and by using a Community Benefit (CB) card linked to John Monash Science School, Ritchie's will donate money back to us.

These cards can be used at any Ritchies IGA store, supermarket or liquor throughout Victoria, NSW and Queensland by our school’s staff, students and their families and friends.

If you would like to support us and you don’t already have a Community Benefit card please collect one at the registers next time you shop at one of the Ritchie's store so you can use it every time you shop. Simply nominate John Monash Science School when collecting your card -  it’s that easy!

Ask your grandparents and other relatives and friends to also sign up for a card nominating our school – every little bit helps us!

For more information on Ritchie's Community Benefit Cards, please visit:

Click here to download a list of Ritchie's store locations (PDF 716KB).



PFA Meetings

PFA meetings are held at John Monash Science School, on the ground floor, with most meetings scheduled for 7.00pm on a Tuesday night.

We look forward to seeing you in 2018:

    • Tuesday 5 June at 7.00pm
    • Tuesday 14 August at 7.00pm
    • Tuesday 4 September at 7.00pm
    • Tuesday 9 October at 7.00pm
    • Tuesday 13 November at 7.00pm




The PFA regularly hosts and assists with events throughout the school year.

Previous events have included:

  • social events
  • orinentations
  • guest speakers
  • welcome lunches
  • coffee mornings
  • movie afternoons
  • second-hand book and uniform sales
  • cookie-dough drives
  • sausage sizzles


    Harmony Day JMSS PFA BBQ

    PFA parents at JMSS Harmony Day


    Second-Hand Uniforms and Books

    Second-hand uniform sales are a great way to pick up some new items for summer, or replace anything that's been lost over the year. Once you've bought your uniform it's a great idea to label your uniform with your name, and all lost property is sent to the JMSS office for pick-up.

    A great PFA initiative has been the addition of the online second-hand uniform shop, allowing buying and selling all year round for uniforms, calculators, books, musical instruments and more. For more information about the online shop please see Second-hand Uniform.