The Friends of Music (FoM)

This is a long standing support group comprised mainly of parents who are keen to support their children’s involvement in the school’s music program. They do this in two ways – by fundraising, and by running “Front-of-House” at concerts and performances. Most of their fundraising is directed towards the purchase of expensive musical instruments which are then leased out to students. In this way the school is able to support ensembles which need expensive instruments beyond the reach of almost any family.

Friends of Music can be contacted by sending an email to the school’s email blackburn.hs@edumail.vic.gov.au and requesting it be forwarded.

The Chaplaincy Committee

The chaplain is employed by the Australian Council of Christian Education in State Schools (ACCESS Ministries). ACCESS agrees to place a chaplain in a school provided that the school has a committee that fundraises to help meet the annual “quota”, a dollar amount that approximates the chaplain’s salary. This committee is the Chaplaincy Committee that has been in existence in this school ever since we first employed a chaplain in 1972.

The Chaplaincy Committee is comprised of parents, teachers and members of the local community who are committed to supporting the ongoing work of the chaplain, not only through fundraising but providing practical and spiritual support. They also support the work of the wider school with several regular projects undertaken during the year.

The Chaplaincy Committee can be contacted by sending an email to the school’s email blackburn.hs@edumail.vic.gov.au and requesting it be forwarded.