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Penrhos College Foundation

The Penrhos College Foundation stewards financial support for the College, our students and community. Its overall objective is to anticipate and provide for funding needs that are over and above those covered by school fees and government grants.

The Foundation works hard to generate income via various fundraising initiatives – donations and gifts through dedicated programs are directed to support the continuous enhancement and development of the College, also to support its Scholarship and Bursary Program, Building and Library Funds.

The Foundation operates in close partnership with the College’s Development Office. It actively supports the daily life of the College through capital campaigns for building projects, scholarships and bursaries for students in need, the Foundation Grants Scheme (which helps Parent Support Groups including the Friends of Drama & Dance, Friends of Music, Friends of Rowing and the Penrhos dads’ group, Menrhos) and sponsorship of College events such as the Year 12 Father/Daughter Dinner, the community Gin and Jazz soiree and the Volunteer Sundowner.

The following flagship initiatives are also proudly supported, enabled and made possible by the Penrhos College Foundation.

Annual Appeal 

Each year, we reach out to invite our community to make a tax-deductible financial donation at the End of Financial Year, to support the work of the Penrhos College Foundation, through our Annual Giving Program. All EOFY gifts will go towards enhancing the exceptional learning environment we offer to current and future students.

Helping Hand

New in 2021, the Foundation invites students and staff to put forward their ideas for making Penrhos a better place! An allocation of $100,000 per annum will be set aside as a Helping Hand to bring selected proposals to life … so if you have an idea that would enhance, enrich or improve the Penrhos community experience, please click the link below to find out more about how to apply!

Round Square

Round Square is a co-curricular initiative, which sees Penrhos College join a collective of nearly 220 schools in 50 countries, bound together by a very particular values-based approach to education. Students will engage in real-world learning and periods of reflection as part of this global initiative, designed around the Round Square I.D.E.A.L.S of Internationalism, Democracy, Environmentalism, Adventure, Leadership and Service.

Full Circle 

In 2020, the Foundation launched Penrhos Full Circle, our new wellbeing initiative led by College Psychologist Tracy Hart. Tracy is working with groups of parents and carers – both face-to-face and via technology – to help support the wellbeing of our girls from Kindergarten to Year 12, as part of our pastoral care offering.

Hardship fund

Each year, Penrhos College reaches out to invite our community to make a tax-deductible gift to support the work of the Penrhos College Foundation. These donations go to members of our community who are facing financial hardship to ensure that girls’ education remains a priority and that as many students as possible have the opportunity to either access or continue to enjoy the benefits of a Penrhos education.

Donations can be made to the Penrhos College Foundation Scholarship and Bursary Fund and are fully tax-deductible.

Ways to give

There are a number of different ways in which you can contribute to the Foundation. Please click on the button below to be directed to the ‘Ways to give’ page.

Penrhos Foundation Board Members

Chris GeePresident
Sally AudeyevVice-President
Alistair BaronSecretary
Ailsa AllenMember
Kay LeeMember
Helen JonesMember
Bruce BroadbentMember
Simon WoodsMember
Molly DelaneyMember

Ex-Officio

Kalea HaranPrincipal
Stephen CooperDirector, Finance & Administration
Paula BarrowDirector, Marketing & Development
Sarah WoodsDevelopment Coordinator
Karen AmbroseMinutes Secretary