About fotv

Welcome to Friends of the Village, the P&C Association of Lindfield Learning Village.

The name Friends of the Village was conceived at the beginning of 2019 as the P&C association was forming. Right from the start, we have been shaped by a desire to build connections and establish a community of friendship.

Friends are there for each other through thick and thin, they help us navigate unknown terrain, they provide us with a sense of belonging. Friends choose to lean in and listen to understand. And friends love to give gifts and have fun with one another! This little word captures so much of what we hope Friends of the Village can provide for the LLV community.

FOTV exists to strengthen and support a sense of belonging in the community of LLV. We recognise students, staff, parents, carers and community members as significant friends of the village. We are committed to ensuring that everyone feels included, accepted, welcomed and celebrated.

(Jill McLachlan, FOTV Foundation President)

FOTV Values

FOTV values define who we are, how we operate and why we work so passionately for each other.

Friends of the Village (FOTV) abides by these four values, both operationally and aspirationally. They are the guiding principles for everything that we do as a P&C Association. It is the role of the FOTV Leadership Team to ensure that these values are evident in all FOTV activities and communications.

Collaboration

We will listen intentionally and work productively with every member of the FOTV community to ensure that all voices are heard and all opinions are considered.

Connection

We will foster and facilitate connection between parents & carers via multiple channels and events. We understand the significant value that parents & carers gain from being connected with each other.

Enthusiasm

As a parent & carer community, we will be enthusiastic in everything that we do. Positivity, vibrancy and energy will proliferate in our community, overcoming any obstacles that stand in our way.

Welcoming

Every person is welcome in our community. We value the important contribution that every single parent or carer can and will make. New members will be received warmly and encouraged to participate to the level that they desire.

 

"FOTV is passionate about connecting parents & carers with each other and the school, so that as a community we can collaborate, ideate and innovate; creating new norms for how children experience their education."

Jason Wong

President 2020-21, Friends of the Village

What we do. .

Friends of the Village is an active community of parents and carers of students attending Lindfield Learning Village. Being part of one of the most innovative schools in Australia, we are bold, creative and positive in the way that we do things.

The key aims of Friends of the Village are:

  • foster connection and facilitate communication in the parent & carer community

  • raise funds for use in school programs, facilities maintenance and teacher support

  • leverage the skills, expertise and time of an engaged parent & carer community for the benefit of the learning journey of LLV students

163

Paid-up members of our Friends of the Village community for this year.

12

Active FOTV Working Groups run by our awesome volunteers!

$68k

Funds raised for the LLV community in 2021.

83

New parent/buddies made as part of the New Families Program for 2022.

Meet The Leadership Team

The FOTV Leadership Team is responsible for overall management of the P&C association and ensuring that activities, initiatives and partnering with the school is consistent with the FOTV values.  Leadership Team members are elected by FOTV members each year at the FOTV AGM.

Lisa Griffiths

President

The FOTV President leads the Association and aims to embody its values of collaboration, connection and enthusiasm to welcome and support all the friends of our beautiful village.

Lisa joined FOTV as Vice-President in 2021. In 2022, she is overseeing the Fundraising & Events and Community Volunteers Working Groups, and writes the weekly newsletter, Voice of the Village

Lisa is a big believer in the value of community and loves being part of a team who work so energetically to build a uniquely inclusive and united LLV school culture.

Children: Stage 1 (2022) & Kindergarten (2023)

Chris Goringe

Treasurer

The treasurer is responsible for developing an annual budget for FOTV, tracking and reporting on our financial position to Leadership Team and General Meetings, presenting audited financial statements to the AGM, and annual reporting to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission.

Chris joined the leadership team in 2020, and took on the role of treasurer in 2021. He has been involved as a parent representative on staff selection panels since before the school opened. The highlight of his week is teaching Uniting Church Scripture to Kindy and Stage 1.

Children: Stage 5 (2022)

Shan Prior

Shan Prior

Secretary

The FOTV Secretary works closely with the President to ensure appropriate governance is followed for all FOTV operations, with particular focus on General Meetings and Membership management.

Shan joined the Leadership Team in 2022 as Secretary and is excited about supporting her FOTV colleagues, the school and the wonderful LLV community. Shan is a proud Aboriginal woman from the Wiradjuri nation and is passionate about culture, craft, community and life-long learning.

Children: Stage 2 & 3 (2022)

Lee Edgerton

Lee Edgerton

Vice President

The FOTV VPs are responsible for supporting the President, contributing to the overall direction and implementing the ideas across multiple working groups and family volunteers.

Lee joined the Leadership Team at the start of 2022 and is focused on how to more effectively share and engage with the FOTV parent community. If there’s information you need from FOTV that you’re not getting today, let him know!

Children: Kindergarten (2022)

Sharon Walker

Vice President

The FOTV VPs are responsible for supporting the President, contributing to the overall direction and implementing the ideas across multiple working groups and family volunteers.

Sharon joined the Leadership team towards the end of lockdown 2021, having performed the Technology Working Group Lead role since the beginning of the year. 

Sharon is a “jack of all trades” and is equally comfortable managing spreadsheets, organising new family buddies, pitching in at an event or managing information on the FOTV website.

Children: Stage 5 (2022)

Danya Webb

General Member

FOTV General Members are vital members of the Leadership Team, responsible for key areas of focus whilst also contributing to the overall direction and operation of the Association..

Danya joined the Leadership Team towards the end of 2021 lockdown, keen to get back into school life by helping out the LLV community as much as possible! 

Danya oversees the wonderful Stage Socialites, and is happy to roll up her sleeves and help out with whatever is needed

Children: Stage 2 & Stage 4 (2022)

Hayley von Giese

General Member

FOTV General Members are vital members of the Leadership Team, responsible for key areas of focus whilst also contributing to the overall direction and operation of the Association.

Hayley joined the Leadership Team in 2022 after contributing to Community & Events in 2021. She loves bringing people together by organising events that create connection and belonging, whilst also raising funds for our school. This year, she’ll be helping to oversee the work of the Community and Events Working Group and she’ll be contributing to the overall strategy and direction of FOTV.

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Harris Hutkin

General Member

FOTV General Members are vital members of the Leadership Team, responsible for key areas of focus whilst also contributing to the overall direction and operation of the Association.

Harris joined the Leadership Team at the start of 2022 and is focused on how we use technology to improve the way we communicate and collaborate within FOTV to support our community.

Children: Stage 4 & Stage 5 (2022)

Governance​

FOTV is an incorporated association under the P&C Federation of NSW.  We are governed by the Federation’s Prescribed Constitution and our own By-Laws.

Certificate of Incorporation

By Laws

P&C Association Constitution

Code of Conduct

Sub-committee Rules

Grievance & Dispute Policy

How can I help?

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