Supporter Groups

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The Downlands community - you are invited to join one of our support networks...


Joining and participating in any of these groups ensures you great reward as you embrace the school community. It provides you with the opportunity to network with other business people, make new friends, become familiar with your child’s College and most importantly feel a part of this warm and significant community.

Meeting dates, time and venue are all on the website calendar.



Parents & Friends

An active Parents & Friends Association exists within the school, providing financial, community and spiritual support for students and parents alike.


Come along and find out what makes Downlands tick. Hear from the Principal and discuss issues relevant to parent groups. Vote on how the P&F Levy is used each year.The P&F also coordinates the activities of the Sports Supporters, Friends of the Performing Arts, Art Exhibition and Agricultural Supporters Group.

Meetings are generally held on the third Wednesday of the month (term time), at 5:30pm in the Boardroom. The last meeting for each term is followed by a complimentary dinner at the College.

View the P&F Constitution here

Downlands P&F Management Committee 2017

President - Ms Leisa Hegarty

Vice President - Ms Anne Buchanan

Secretary - Ms Justine Baillie

Treasurer - Mr Ian Wallis

Friends of the Performing Arts

The Friends of the Performing Arts group supports our vibrant cultural program.


They play an important role in many of the cultural events each year and raise funds to provide resources and learning opportunities for The Arts department.

Enquiries can be directed to Mr Shane Tooley on 07 4690 9500 or via email:fopa@downlands.qld.edu.au

Meetings are generally held on the second Monday of each month, at 7.00pm in G1. 

Sports Supporters

Our Sports Supporters Association provides support for all of our sporting groups along with individual students with potential to go on to national recognition.


The association supports those teams from the school engaged in extensive tours throughout their season.

The association also assists the college in providing extra facilities and equipment ensuring Downlands continues to be a formidable opponent in any sport that we care to enter.

Meetings are generally held at 5:30pm on the second Thursday of the month (term time) in P1 (Art rooms). 


Downlands Sports Supporters Management Committee 2017

President - Mrs Hayley O’Dempsey 

Vice President - Mr Wes Hick

Secretary - Mrs Marieann Wallis

Treasurer - TBC

Sports Supporters Apparel

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Sports Supporters Apparel, featuring the Downlands Gryphon, will be available at Grandparents Day, Downlands Grammar Day and then the Uniform Shop thereafter.

Polos - $50

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Caps - $20

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Jackets - $85

Ag Supporters Group

Our Ag Supporters Group supports all Downlands Agricultural related activities including the Cattle Show Team, industry excursions and donations towards the Rural Centre.

To include rural based families along with local families, the Ag Supporters group come together at significant events throughout the years such as Downlands Grammar Day and at major livestock shows when required.

Discussions primarily via email.

Art Exhibition Committee

Be part of the team that coordinates the biggest social and fundraising event on the Downlands calendar.

New ideas and energy are always welcome.

Meetings usually third Tuesday of the month, March - October

5:30pm DPSA Room, Tyson Manor

Boarder Parent Network

Just as our boarders are the heart of our College, so are our Boarder Parents.

Lunch meetings include presentations from staff and opportunities for feedback from parents.

Meeting dates TBA. Please contact Mr Ian Bulkin, Head of Boarding on 4690 9662 for more information