Model Constitution

Model Constitution

Each P&F must have a current constitution.

The Parents and Friends Federation provides a model constitution for use by the local school’s Parents and Friends Association.

The Constitution guides the local association for its efficient and effective operation. Hence the document:

  • Sets common aims and objectives;
  • Establishes rules for membership, elections, voting etc;
  • Arranges for proper management of the finances;
  • Allows for amendments and changes to be discussed, debated and resolved;
  • Sets standards for appropriate community involvement; and
  • Establishes other rules for the organisation's operation.

The following Model Constitution of the Parents and Friends Associations of Catholic Schools in Queensland supersedes all other model constitutions.  It was drafted with the assistance and endorsement of Church authorities, legal advisers, parents and the State Committee of the Federation. 

This document recognises that Parents and Friends Associations exist for the benefit of the school and its students. Each local association must be properly constituted and approved by Church and school authorities to ensure that it is eligible for insurance cover provided by the school, parish or diocese.

Officer bearers of the local association and the school Principal should ensure that copies of the constitution are readily available for members.

Download the Constitution using the following links:

Model Constitution (Word document - 157kb)

Model Constitution (PDF document PDF document - 157kb)

Attached to the Model Constitution is a Code of Conduct for parents. The code provides an opportunity for the P&F members to discuss the behaviour they expect as a group and to make a commitment to working positively for the benefit of the school community and to building positive relationships.


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