Blackfriars Foundation

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The Blackfriars Priory School Foundation has been established in 2013 under the auspices of the Dominican Province to assist in achieving fund securement, fund management and community capacity building.

The Blackfriars Priory School Foundation objectives are to:

  • provide a source of funds not otherwise available from the annual operating budget
  • encourage and foster the interest and financial support of past students, parents of students and friends of the school
  • provide funding to preserve, improve and develop the holistic educational opportunities and facilities at the school 
  • provide financial assistance for appropriate student programs which include scholarships and allowances
  • accumulate a corpus of funds to assist the long term benefits of the school
  • provide operational and promotional support to our key community affiliated groups; Blackfriars Old Scholars, Blackfriars Old Scholars Football Association, Blackfriars Old Scholars Soccer Association and the Parents and Friends group.

The Blackfriars Foundation Board operates independently of the Blackfriars Priory School Board to secure a sound financial future for the school, however it works collaboratively with the school to assist in achieving the school’s mission as articulated within the Blackfriars Priory School Strategic Plan.

The work of the Foundation in raising funds includes:

  • an annual appeal seeking gifts from all members of the Blackfriars Priory School community to either the Brother Brendan O’Hearn Building Fund or Scholarship Fund to which community members are requested to make a voluntary tax deductible contribution
  • an Endowment Fund
  • Bequests
  • significant community events such as Balls, Art Shows and Golf Days

Financial support outside of the operating budget of the school is vital for the school to continue to be at the forefront of education for boys.

School Representatives:

Mr Jon Harmer, Community Relations Officer / Foundation
Br Brendan O'Hearn OP