Parent Partnership

At John the Baptist we work in partnership with parents.

The role of the Family Educator is to nurture strong and meaningful parish/parent/school relationships and to explore new models of supporting the spiritual, social and educational formation of families.

There are four domains in which the Family Educators work to do this. They are:

  1. Connecting/reconnecting/enhancing the faith life of parents.
  2. Connecting/reconnecting/enhancing families to the faith life of the school.
  3. Connecting/reconnecting/enhancing families to the faith life of the Parish.
  4. Enhancing family well-being.

Commencing January 2014, Tina Dunn was appointed the first Family educator of our school.

SPaR

Stop Pray and Reflect - a weekly 15 minute session of reflection for parents on the presence of God in our Lives in relation to everyday issues and events

ClaG

A group of parents who come together regularly to work on projects – Cutting, Laminating and Gluing - for the benefit of our school and parish. This provides opportunity to build community relationships and enhance our own Faith life as well as providing resources to our community.

Class Prayer Boxes

Made for the students to take home and share with their families, ensuring each has an experience of a sacred space and family prayer time in their homes.

Parents also continue to be welcome to attend Grade Masses on Fridays and come together to share a cuppa afterwards with our priests and parishioners.

There are many other special projects and events in which parents can be involved in over the year - Athletics Days, Funathon Day and social justice activities - so ensure you check newsletters and notes regularly.We sometimes have guest speakers and programs, special sacramental events/retreats etc. and ALL are welcome to attend.

At JB we remember the words of Pope John Paul II:

"Parents are the first and most important educators of their own children... they are educators because they are parents."

Parental Involvement in the Classroom

There are several opportunities for parents to participate in and assist in the classroom with reading programs, the coordination of Mother's and Father's Day Stalls as a ‘contact parent', and also on excursions when extra help is required.