Who We Are 

All current parents of Yarra are automatically members of Yarra Parents & Friends.  Yarra Parents & Friends provides an important forum in which parents and friends of the School are able to meet on a regular basis. We work together to not only support the School’s programs, but to encourage a sense of community for all School families.

Parents & Friends organise morning breakfasts/coffees, parent functions, support the School Festival, Mother and Fathers’ Day stalls and various fundraising and social events throughout the year. We provide services to our School community such as a Second-Hand Book Sale at the end of each year, and a Second-Hand Uniform Shop at the School premises throughout the year.

The Pavilion Café is a new addition and provides barista made coffee and snacks for the Saturday morning sport. All funds raised through our many programs go back into our School, supporting a variety of projects from School badges to building projects. Many friendships have been made through the Parents & Friends network. if you would like to volunteer to help out at the Pavilion Café, please click here.

Yarra Parents & Friends Volunteer Committee

President: Robyn McKinnell: Mother of Brooke (Year 12), Alastair (Year 10) & Lachie (Grade 3)

Vice-President: Diana Fayle: Mother of James (YOG 2014), Emma (YOG 2018), Emily (YOG 2018) & Tom (Year 10)

Treasurer: Kathryn Goldsmith: Mother of Jack (Year 10)


Although we have a committee that meet approximately once per term, every parent at Yarra is welcome to attend at any time! Here are the 2020 Meeting dates:


Friday, 14 February 8.45am: Yarra P&F Committee Meeting (AGM), Brooke Nicholas Pavilion

Friday, 14 February 10.00am: Yarra P&F Year Level Rep Morning Tea, Brooke Nicholas Pavilion


Friday, 15 May 8.45am:  Yarra P&F Committee Meeting, Brooke Nicholas Pavilion


Friday, 7 August 8.45am: Yarra P&F Committee Meeting, Brooke Nicholas Pavilion

TERM 4               

Friday, 20 November 8.45am: Yarra P&F Committee Meeting, Brooke Nicholas Pavilion

Year Level Representatives

Each year level at Yarra also has Volunteer Year Level Representatives. Their task is to be the first point of contact in the year level for new parents and to make everyone feel welcome. They are also responsible for helping make the term functions a memorable event and organising informal ‘get-togethers’ for parents. If you would be interested in becoming a Year Level Rep for your child/s year level, please email development@yvg.vic.edu.au

Christine Nalder 
Christine Nalder 

Christine Nalder