In July 1967, a group of parents came together to form the Federation of Parents and Friends Associations of South Australian Catholic Schools. At that time, South Australia was the only state that did not provide any funding for students attending Catholic and other non-government schools.
A huge effort was made over the next few months to lobby politicians and Premier Don Dunstan, and in December - at the Sacred Heart College speech night - he announced a subsidy of $10 per year for every non-government school student.
The commitment of these parents to fight for change, and their success, has inspired generations of parents to join the Federation of Catholic School Parent Communities SA (as we are now known) and work together for ‘the common good’.
Contact the Federation
121 George Street
Thebarton SA 5031
Phone: 08 8301 6685
Mobile: 0407 394 732