Parental involvement is vitally important to the life of our school. We see it as building a partnership between parents, children and teachers, while supporting the faith and values we share as common beliefs.
At St Mary-St Joseph Catholic Primary School a number of parent committees are formed to ensure this collaboration, while social events held throughout the year foster community.
School Advisory Councils are a Sydney Archdiocesan Catholic School (SACS) Board initiative. The CEO Sydney's Building on Strength Strategic Improvement Plan commits Sydney Catholic Schools to a culture of meaningful consultation and engagement with parents and parishes.
The School Advisory Council (SAC) is a forum that consults, listens and seeks feedback and wisdom from the local school and parish communities so that these communities work together to achieve common goals.
These goals include:
The SAC provides feedback, support and advice to the Principal, makes recommendations to the Principal, supports the school Principal, and is accountable to the Principal.
A Flag Raising Assembly will be held every Monday at 8.50am where the School Prayer and an Acknowledgement of Country will be said. The National Anthem is also sung.
Parents and the school community are invited to our weekly assembly which takes place every Friday afternoon at 2.45pm in the school hall.
School captains and prefects lead the assembly, which consists of the following:
The uniform shop at school has some school items available for purchase. These include sport uniforms, school hats and school bags. The shop is open on Fridays from 8:20 am to 8:50 am. Orders can also be made through the School Office.
Holidays are to
be taken during school holidays. If a family holiday is arranged during school
time, a letter requesting leave must be addressed to both the Principal and
Homeroom Teacher. Holidays which are 10 school days or less require a
note sent to the Principal prior to the absence. No other form is required to be filled in. This
will be counted as Leave on the class roll and counted in the total of the
student’s absence from school.