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 the LLV P&C has 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 to each other and have fun with one another. This little word captures so much of what we hope the P&C 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 parents, carers, students and staff to feel included, accepted, welcomed and celebrated. 

(Jill McLachlan, FOTV Foundation Year (2019) 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 Executive Committee 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, 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.

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

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Active FOTV Working Groups run by our awesome volunteers!

$55k

Funds raised for the LLV community in 2019.

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General meetings that FOTV has held virtually via Zoom in the age of COVID-19.

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LLV Hoodies sold via the FOTV Online Shop.

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LLV parents connected via our Stage Socialites

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.

Jason Wong

President

The FOTV President is tasked with leading the Association in demonstrating its values for the benefit of all ‘friends’ of the Village.

Jason oversees the Parent University, Transport and Technology working groups and is a strong advocate for collaboration and inclusion in all FOTV decision making.  He loves being a part of FOTV Leadership so much that he’s going around for a third time! His aim is to stay on board until his hair starts to thin

Kathy Widjaja

Vice President

The FOTV Vice Presidents work closely with the President in overall management of the Association with a particular emphasis on leading key working groups.

Kathy oversees the following working groups: Fundraising & Community Outreach and Sustainability.  She is new to LLV in 2021 and is keen to transfer her enthusiasm, activeness and all round high energy to maintain the vibrancy in the village community!

Lisa Griffiths

Vice President

The FOTV Vice Presidents work closely with the President in overall management of the Association with a particular emphasis on leading key working groups.

Lisa oversees the Community Events and Village Elves working groups. She is a big believer in the value of community and loves being a part of a team that is working to build a uniquely inclusive and united school culture.

Alyssa Yoong

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.

Alyssa has been at LLV since the start and has decided this year to take her LLV experience to the next level as part of the FOTV Leadership Team.  She’s an unabashed fan of process so will relish keeping the rest of the team on track.

Chris Goringe

Treasurer

The FOTV Treasurer is responsible for ensuring that the Association follows sound financial management practices, including producing auditable financial reports and statements.

Chris has put his hand up for another year of FOTV Leadership, this time as Chief Bean Counter.  The efficiencies that he demonstrated in controlling Zoom meetings will nicely translate into managing FOTV’s finances. Chris also oversees the Multiform working group.

Angela Collins

General Member

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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