Parents & Friends Association (P&F)

“The purpose for the Parents and Friends Association is a friend-raiser and fund-raiser for the sole benefit of the children.” Parents & Friends Association

The Brisbane Montessori Parents and Friends Association wishes to extend to you a very warm welcome. We feel confident that your children will love their time at Brisbane Montessori as much as our children do.

Our aim is to keep BMS community connected and engaged by organising events, fundraisers, and supporting classrooms. We do all these things with a Montessori philosophy in heart.

In more detail, the objectives of the BMS P & F are to:

  • Support the School in delivering a leading Montessori education and reflect the aims and principles of the Montessori pedagogy;
  • Promote good fellowship between parents, friends, teachers and students alike, for the general wellbeing of the School community;
  • Represent the School community on working parties and other groups where a parent presence is requested;
  • Foster and provide opportunities for community endeavours, including appropriate fundraising activities, for the furtherance of these objects and the welfare of the School community; 
  • Assist and support the School in all its activities; and
  • Provide a forum of communication between the members of the School community.

Your first point of contact in your classroom will be your Parent Representative. They are the link between parents, teachers, and the Parents and Friends Association. Please ask your Classroom Director for information concerning your respective Parent Representative if you have not already been introduced.

We encourage you to share your gift of time or talent with the Montessori community in a way that best suits you. Opportunities are available during school time and after school hours:

  • Making classroom resources
  • Baking a cake for a Parents and Friends morning tea or donating funds for resources
  • Attending Parents and Friends events
  • Volunteering or contributing to an event
  • Assisting the Class Director with reading, gardening etc.
  • Contributing in any other way you feel comfortable

All events are shown on the school’s calendar of events which you can find on the school website. We encourage and appreciate your comments, ideas, suggestions and offers of help.

Parent Cafe 

Each Wednesday and Friday during term time, the Parents and Friends Association run the Parent Café from their very own coffee van located at the school's gazebo. This is a fantastic way for parents and carers to connect with one another while enjoying an affordable and delicious barista-made coffee with beans supplied by Brisbane-based company, Fonzie Abbott Coffee Roasters. There are also a range of homemade cakes and savoury treats available on Fridays, with the proceeds all going to the P & F to support the learning of the Brisbane Montessori School students. The P & F welcomes all in the school community to visit the Cafe from 8:30am to 10:30am each Friday morning during term time. 

Our primary method of communication will soon be the BMS school app, followed by email communications, Pathways newsletter, and posters around the school, as well as social media posts.

To keep up-to-date with our events or offer to lend a hand via our website - click here.

P&F Website

The Brisbane Montessori School Parents & Friends Association (P&F) have their own external website and ordering system for their fundraising activities and volunteering sign up. Click below to access their website.

Please note the Parents & Friends Association (P&F) is a separate entity to Brisbane Montessori School, and by clicking on the P & F website link, you acknowledge this website and its content is not run and/or controlled by Brisbane Montessori School and is solely the responsibility of the P & F.