Chair of the PA

Dainfern College Parents’ Association (PA) is run by a dedicated committee of parents who willingly give of their time and energy to organise a wide variety of activities and initiatives whose overall aim is:


  • To unite the school, parents and students for the good of the College.
  • To improve communication and the public image of the College.
  • To raise funds for special capital projects that benefit the College and its students.
  • To raise funds to help support community outreach initiatives.


All parents are encouraged to participate constructively in the life of Dainfern College and the PA is always looking for assistance in the many portfolios in which it is engaged.


Portfolio leaders attend meetings twice a term with the College representatives while volunteer members support these portfolios according to the events that take place over the school year. We share our skills, knowledge and time in order to ensure that the practices of the PA and the needs of the school are linked for the benefit of all students at the College.


Useful contacts:



If you would like to join or help the PA with time, skills or knowledge or would just like to know a little bit more about what we do and how you can help please contact Helen Fish.


Major fundraising events and whole school two-yearly initiatives

Swimathon, Golf Day, Colour Family Fun Run & Big Walk, Family Fun Day.


Additional fundraisers

Christmas market, derby days, Makro card, MySchool card, newsletter Classifieds.


Community portfolios

Outreach feeding scheme.


Communication and liaison portfolios

New parents welcoming committee, JP class moms’ representative, SP class moms’ representative, High School House parent representatives, High School social events, Goodwill, Teachers’ Day, Christmas hampers.


Portfolios to improve and maintain the school brand

College Shop and Lost Property, Supporters’ gear, camps and tour bags, PA uniform.


PA management portfolios

Chairman, deputy chair, financial support, secretary.


Vacancies in Term 1 2019

As the PA is run by parents, we inevitably say goodbye to parents who have served Dainfern College for a long time, but whose children leave the College. We have several vacancies for volunteers in 2019:


  • Financial support: Hands-on banking at events and admin
  • Camp and tour bags: Ordering, admin and circulation
  • Supporters’ gear: Ordering, admin and circulation
  • Goodwill: Ordering of Christmas hampers
  • Outreach feeding scheme: Admin of volunteers
  • PA uniform: Ordering, admin and control


If you would like to find out more about these roles and portfolios, please do get in touch. No one is expected to lead a portfolio without support: we all remember what it is like to want to join and help but not always feeling you have enough time to commit or that you will be asked to take on too big a responsibility. Everyone supports each other which is what makes our PA so great!


Please contact Helen Fish on if you would like to get involved.



Event Dates 2019


  • Swimathon: 14 February
  • Family Fun Day: 22 June
  • Colour Family Fun Run: 20 September

New Parents’ Welcoming Committee


New to the Dainfern College family? Feeling even more lost than your children?


The aim of the New Parents’ Welcoming Committee is to assist in making the integration of new parents into Dainfern College family as stress-free as possible and to help new parents meet other new parents.


Head of committee: Sarah Welton Blake

Makro and MySchool supporters’ cards


MySchool card


With every swipe of your My School Card at affiliated outlets you can easily raise money for our school.

On average we already raise R15 000 through people who swipe their cards each month. There is no cost to you and the card is free. This amount can easily be increased with greater awareness of affiliated outlets:


NB: If you already have a card please check that the beneficiary is Dainfern College.


To find out how to obtain your card or for any further information, please contact Anita van den Steen.


Makro card – Makro Riversands


A brand new Makro store has opened in Riversands. Again, with every swipe of your Makro Card you can easily raise money for our school. Monies raised go to the PA and support the Dainfern College Staff Christmas Hampers and the Outreach programme.


If you already have a Makro Card and wish to have the card beneficiary updated, please contact Anita van den Steen.

Advertise your goods or services to our community by placing an advert in our Classifieds. The Classifieds section appears in each of our three weekly newsletters which are distributed via our school app and are stored on our website. You can book for one week, four weeks or ten weeks at a time.


For further information contact


Remember: Every swipe counts and assists us in raising money for our school!