West Coast Fathers Group

School Fathers Group

West Coast Steiner School Fathers Group

On the 12th February 2018, The West Coast Steiner School Community Association proudly partnered with The Fathering Project to start our own dedicated Fathers Group.

Named as The West Coast Fathers Group, the group was started by David Thomas who had attended events held by The Fathering Project over previous years. With the full support of the School, the process began and was finalised on the 5th April 2018 where our first community information session was held at the school and we were handed our official certificate of Registration from The Fathering Project.

The group is run by fathers from the School on a voluntary basis and we are always looking for more parents to join the managing group.

We welcome every father within our school to join us at future events and in the process, allow us to become part of your network of friends and peers.

The Fathering Project School Group (FPSG)

Fathering is not a subject that is often talked about amongst fathers, yet there are enormous benefits for both dads and kids when dads feel supported and informed to enable them to be better fathers. The benefits of effective fathers are profound. The presence of an effective father, or father figure, is an important influence on a child’s life.

The Fathering Project’s Schools Program aims to positively promote the important role of fathers and father figures to the entire school community through the formation of a “Champion Dads” group or Fathering Project School Group (FPSG). The FPSG’s key role is to provide leadership and direction to the group of “Champion Dads”, school fathers, father figures and support people, including mums.

A Fathering Project School Group is a group of dads from a school that is created to be a fun group that builds interaction, knowledge and skills of fathers and father figures. This core group of dads and/or father figures run activities. They are not Champion Dads because they are perfect dads but because they are committed to championing the need for being better dads for the sake of their children.

The activities undertaken by the Fathering Project School Group include;

  • Father and father activities
  • Father and child activities
  • Father and The Fathering Project activities
  • Father and School activities

For more information about The Fathering Project and our school group

The Fathering Project: www.thefatheringproject.org

West Coast Fathers Group – David Thomas:  salsamad@iinet.net.au / 0417 910 036

“So, you’re a West Coast Steiner dad, then please consider yourself invited!”

2018 Events

  • May 5th – Presentation Night at WCSS (Completed)
  • June 17th – Sports and Activities Fun at the Park (Completed)
  • August 25th – Bunnings Fathering Group Fundraiser Day  (Completed)
  • September 23rd – A Day at Whiteman Park. Bike Ride, Train and BBQ Social (Completed)
  • November 3rd – West Coast Steiner School Open Day Fair Stall
  • November 10thThe Fathering Project Big Camp Out
  • November 27th – Dads Only: Top Tips for Being a Terrific Dad by Maggie Dent