The Attadale Primary School Fathering Project Schools’ Group, “AttaDads”, commenced in October 2015.

We aim to provide opportunities for fathers & father figures to organise great activities for dads and their kids but also dads only events where fathers & father figures can socialise, network support, learn and share experiences with each other.

We have an organising committee with 15 members and is led by Michael Carmody. The “AttaDads” have conducted the following successful events.

  1. “AttaDads” Kids’ and Dads’ campout – an annual event held on the school, oval which involves sleeping in tents. In 2015 we arranged a bonfire for the campout.
  2. Dads’ Lawn Bowls Evening – In December 2015 we have our annual Dads’ Lawn Bowling extravaganza planned to help celebrate the launch of the group and the start of the Festive season.

For more information on how to join the group or future activities please contact Ross Richardson.


Fathering improves people skills

By living and promoting a balanced life you become a resource for other fathers.


Do you know where your child is all day? Visit their school and see!

Take your child to school and ask them to show you around – where is their classroom? Where do they sit? Where do they eat lunch? Where is the playground? Who is their teacher? Who are their friends? Having this information will make it easier to relate to your child as they tell you about their school life.