Parent involvement and participation is warmly invited and actively encouraged. You can participate in a variety of ways such as school council, parents and friends, working bees, excursions. camps, volunteering in the classrooms and just by staying up to date with school news and happenings.
Just speak to your classroom teacher – or our Principal to find out more!
Parents & Friends
Schools are wonderful social places and many friendships are made between families. The P&FA is a group of parents who plan, organise and lead a variety of social and fundraising activities. Meetings are held throughout the year on a Thursday evening. There is a core group of dedicated parents that regularly meet as the executive and other parents come to one or two meetings to help out with key events – all are welcome.
Each Friday the tuckshop is open to provide the option of a special lunch to those families that wish to take up this option. Our Tuckshop Coordinators work with a range of volunteer parent helpers to ensure that all lunches ordered are delivered on time and at the right temperature. Window sales at lunchtimes allows children the opportunity to use their own money to purchase treat items, building up their understanding of money, coins, change and value.
Each term a working bee is scheduled to beautify and maintain the school grounds and buildings. Families who attend a working bee receive a rebate on their maintenance levy. The social sausage sizzle at the conclusion of the work is always a highlight of the event.
Throughout the school we thrive on the involvement and assistance from parents. Whether this be in the classroom helping Literacy and Maths learning, inviting parents who are experts in different areas of learning (eg: scientists, police officers etc) to further engage our students, excursion helpers or inter-school sport team managers/umpires – we highly value and appreciate the many ways that our parents are able to support our students with their learning. Many of these opportunities can be arranged with your child’s classroom teacher.
School Advisory Team
Many parents have a lot to offer in the realm of school improvement. The School Advisory Team is an opportunity for parents to work with our school leaders to maximise the school learning experience for children and families. The SAT exists as an advisory authority to the principal of St. Patrick’s on matters of school development, education and the welfare of the students. It can be a forum to discuss educational matters as well as supporting and promoting our Catholic school in the local community.
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