Coburg West School Community

The Coburg West School Community (CWSC), (formerly Parents and Friends Association) was formed to enable families of students at the school to play an active role in their children's education and in school events. It is a vital part of the school community and represents our families at the school.


Our objective is to provide opportunities to enhance community connection and raise funds for the benefit of the children and the school. Recent fundraising activities have supported improvements in areas of school facilities, creating a community space, supporting grade 6 graduation, student and school events, literacy, outdoor landscaping and ICT needs.


All current parents, teachers and friends of the school are automatically members of the CWSC. We encourage anyone and everyone to get involved in whatever capacity they can. Our children will spend at least seven years at the school, so getting involved in the School Community is a great way to build relationships with people that you can share the journey with, whilst helping the school.


Some of the social, fundraising and community activities of the CWSC are:

  • Free Community BBQ
  • Fete (bi-annual)
  • Parents night (bi-annual)
  • Mango drive
  • Book drive
  • Special food days
  • Student Disco
  • Bunnings BBQ
  • Mother's & Father's Day stalls for the children
  • Welcoming new parents during Prep orientation


We meet each month (alternating Monday evenings and Friday afternoons), to discuss ideas for improvements, fundraising activities, to plan social events, or to assist with arrangements for school activities. It’s best to get on the email group so we can easily get in touch, so send us an email at


You can keep informed of what we are doing through the CWSC:

- Facebook Page

- fortnightly school newsletter

- email group

- school assembly, and

- Compass notifications


You can contact us by email: and the Facebook page.

The 2017 CWSC office bearers are:

Nina Altintas – President

Kimberley Palay – Treasurer

Heather McGiddy - Secretary


All of our events take place through the support of our parent community, whether it’s a meeting or a school function, we would love to see you. This kind of magic doesn’t just happen, it takes a group of people who are willing to give when and how they can, it’s a beautiful thing!


We look forward to welcoming you to the CWSC!