Ways you can assist the school
School Advisory Board - This body meets on a regular basis throughout the school year. Its primary purpose is to provide informed advice and assistance to the Parish Priest and the School Principal in respect to matters relating specifically to our school and education in general. The Facilities Management Group, a subcommittee of the School Advisory Board is responsible for organizing working bees throughout the year. Being a board member is not an onerous task, but it is a way of having an active input into your child/ren’s education.
Nominations for membership are distributed through Contact, our weekly newsletter, four weeks prior to the Annual General Meeting, which all parents are welcome to attend.
Classroom Literacy and Numeracy Helpers - During the daily two hour literacy block in Grade Prep, One and Two, the support of parents as classroom helpers is recognised as a vital component of the program. A classroom helper is asked to attend a program run at the school which provides information on both the literacy and numeracy programs and gives some insights into the development of early literacy and numeracy skills in young children.
Parents Association - The Parents’ Association is a forum open to all parents. Meetings are held monthly and dates are advised in the weekly newsletter, Contact. Members of the committee take responsibility for initiatives to raise funds and organise social events. Minutes of all meetings are kept, an agenda is drawn up prior to meeting and a Treasurer’s Report included.
Canteen - The school canteen operates every Monday & Friday for lunches only.
Uniform Shop - The Uniform Shop is located in school office building and operates for parents to purchase items on Tuesday afternoons from 2.30pm to 3.00pm every week. As the Uniform Shop relies on parent volunteers, further offers of assistance are most welcome.
Working Bees - In order to minimise costs, parents are encouraged to assist with the maintenance of the school by attending working bees usually held four times per year. Details are published through the newsletter and by invitation.
Excursions - On most occasions parents are welcome to participate in excursions, though sometimes numbers must be restricted when children are travelling by bus. Working With Children Check needs to be obtained.
Parent Helpers - Classroom helpers are most welcome to assist with classroom activities such as art activities, elective programs, sports activities, etc. Working With Children Check needs to be obtained.
Library - Parents are encouraged to assist with maintaining the library, labelling, repairing and covering books.