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Friends of EAC

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CLICK HERE to view the minutes to the 2023 Friends of EAC AGM

CLICK HERE to view the minutes to the Friends of EAC Term 4 2023 meeting


'Friends of EAC' serves an integral role in supporting the endeavours of the College.

Meetings are usually held in Ballina on the evening of the first Tuesday of each Term.

Our meetings are a great way to connect with other members of the EAC community, engage directly with the College and make new friends.

Friends of EAC supports the College in a broad range of ways including:

  • The Second Hand Uniform Shop
  • Primary school discos and socials
  • Family and parent events such as trivia nights and gala dinners
  • Creative arts exhibition
  • Grandparents day
  • Freaky Friday and other end of year events
  • Coordination of Class Parents
  • EAC Business Directory Registration Form
  • Fundraising for exciting initiatives and the support of our community

We aim to foster a cooperative, supportive and connected community by creating events where parents and families of our school can come together to have fun fundraising.

Any help or involvement is always greatly appreciated, whether you can offer an hour or two of your time volunteering at a BBQ or helping set up for an event, baking a cake or donating items or experiences to raffle or auction, we are always grateful of any help or support.

For more information or opportunities to donate prizes or sponsor an event please contact Friends at friends@eac.nsw.edu.au

To date, Friends have contributed over $350,000 to the EAC Community including:

  • Discovery Centre Art Space
  • Playground equipment
  • Baby grand piano
  • Music equipment
  • Classroom equipment
  • External seating for students
  • Construction of the Undercover Area
  • Classroom and library soft furniture

Second Hand Uniform Shop

The Second Hand Uniform Shop is coordinated by Friends of EAC and run by parent volunteers.

The service is open every Tuesday between 2:30pm to 3:30pm during school term.

All donations are greatly appreciated and can be left at the office at any time.  Money raised from this service is used to support various activities, resources and events within the College.

Class Parents/Facebook groups

EAC recognises the importance of building a strong network of parents and students within each year group as well as across the whole parent community.  Parent Facebook groups for each year group/class enables easy day to day communication as well as an opportunity to get involved in events.  To join your class group please contact your class parent or request to join your relevant group via Facebook.  Contact friends@eac.nsw.edu.au

EAC Community Business Directory

The EAC Community Business Directory invites all members of the College community to advertise their business enterprises online.  The directory seeks to provide you with a comprehensive listing of businesses and services offered by members of the school community.  This community initiative serves to connect families, staff, alumni, and supporters of our College throughout our community in a practical and mutually beneficial way.

For further information on being involved please contact friends@eac.nsw.edu.au or click here.

The Directory is updated annually and is $50 per entry per year.

View the EAC Community Business Directory here.


Inclusion in the EAC Community Business Directory does not imply endorsement, approval, recommendation or representation by EAC of the suitability or quality of any business, products or services for any particular purpose or use.  EAC accepts no responsibility for omissions, inaccuracies or misinterpretations to the information supplied by the participants in the EAC Community Business Directory, or for the misuse of information.  EAC reserves the right to reject or delete listings of business, products or services.

Friends Executive Committee

President – Steve Carrigg

Vice President – Vanessa Hansen

Treasurer – Emma Rippon and Megan Rippon

Secretary – Julie Billebault