We believe parents to be vital contributors to the education of their children and create opportunities for all parents and carers to participate in school life.
We encourage parents to be active participants in their children's learning. Working together, staff and parents collaborate to make decisions that support the students’ learning and wellbeing. Face-to face or Zoom meetings or phone calls between staff and parents are regular ways in which we work together.
Common ways in which parents play an active role are through:
- School masses and liturgies
- Sporting events
- Cultural events
- Celebration of Learning afternoons
- Feedback - surveys
Once a term, when possible, we have a 30 minute ‘Celebration of Learning’ opportunity for parents and friends to come into classrooms and experience some of the exciting things that are happening. They have the opportunity to do a tour of the classroom guided by their child, do Number Busting, support children with their writing or read a book with their child.
Each month, the school newsletter has photos of the learning happening in each learning space. This is a great opportunity for parents to talk with their children about what is happening at school.
Parents are regularly contacted by teachers to discuss their child’s learning and to share good news stories. Parents are encouraged to contact the office to organise meetings with teachers at any time. We encourage parents who feel they need support to use Parent Line NSW, a State Government funded helpline, managed by CatholicCare, that provides a unique free support service to parents across NSW. Highly skilled professional counsellors are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to take calls from parents and carers about any parenting issue. Visit the Parent Line website for more information.