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Penrhos College Foundation

The Penrhos College Foundation is the body through which financial support for the College is directed and funds distributed.

The Foundation’s overall objective is to anticipate and provide for funding needs that are over and above those covered by school fees and government grants. Income is derived from donations and gifts through fundraising programs and funds 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 and 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 underpins parent support groups including Friends of Drama & Dance, Friends of Music, Friends of Rowing and Penrhos dads group Menrhos etc
  • Sponsorship of College events such as the Year 12 Father/Daughter Dinner

Helping Hand initiative

As part of the Foundation’s community engagement drive, a new initiative called the Helping Hand will be launched in 2021 which encourages staff and students to submit their proposals for grants to benefit the Penrhos community. The Foundation will be offering up to $100,000 in funding to support of a range of proposals. If you have an idea, and would like to be considered, please click on the button below.

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Round Square

Round Square is a cocurricular 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 on the I.D.E.A.L.S – 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.

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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.

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

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Ways to give

There are a number of different avenues to contribute to the Foundation. Please click on the button below to be directed to the ‘Ways to give’ page.

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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