Parents are also represented on the school’s Advisory Council and are surveyed for their opinion on a range of issues throughout the year, including a satisfaction survey to be included in the Annual Report to the Community.
The current Advisory Council Members are Natius Mcadam, Father Peter Hearn, Mary-Anne Tanner, Ian Smith & Chris Shields.
Parents also work with staff to provide assistance to charities and those in need. Part of the P&F fundraising efforts support Project Compassion, St Vincent de Paul Winter and Christmas appeals, the Gethsemane Project and msc missions as part of the school’s Social Justice program.
The appointment of a Family Educator offers parents the opportunity to take time out of their busy schedules to stop, pray and reflect at the weekly SPAR sessions, to join others for discussion, reflection, meditation, conversation and companionship in a variety of settings.
Parents are also welcome to assist in the classroom with reading, science, the Perceptual Motor Program for Kindergarten, on excursions, athletics and swimming carnivals. They are also invited to share their knowledge with students when learning about the community in which we live and the various roles they undertake.