For Parents

Parents and Friends

The aim of St Patrick’s Primary School Parents and Friends (P&F) is to work with our school to provide the best for our children.

St Patrick’s P&F Association is an integral part of the culture and life of our school. Our P&F Association provides invaluable financial and practical support to our school.

As well as assisting to provide for the material needs of our school, St Patrick’s P&F Association is an important means of uniting our school community and enhancing cooperation, collaboration and communication between family, Parish, school and the wider community.

All parents and guardians of students at St Patrick’s Primary School are members of St Patrick’s P&F Association. The P&F aims to welcome parents and guardians in a friendly environment and foster a feeling of belonging.

St Patrick’s P&F Association encourages involvement without onerous commitment. Our P&F Association provides the opportunity to:

  • Be part of a community
  • Become better informed about educational issues
  • Be able to discuss matters relating to the education and development of our children
  • Provide a parental perspective to assist the Principal in decision-making

Parent/Teacher Communication

At St Patrick’s we believe that parents are the first and most decisive educators of their children. Communication between parent and teacher is vital in the development of your child, and is strongly encouraged by the staff of St Patrick’s. The school sends home each term a Parent Communication Link which highlights the key learning for that term. Written reports are sent home in Term Two and Term Four.

Parents are invited at the commencement of Term One to attend a 10 minute meeting with their child’s teacher to ‘meet and greet’. These interviews are an opportunity for you as parent to share any information you have on your child that would be of benefit to the classroom teacher. Interviews also take place at the end of Term Two. Parents and teachers may request an interview at any other time should the need arise. Teachers are available out of class time to meet with parents by appointment. Should you have any concerns or wish to discuss your child’s progress, simply contact the school to arrange a mutually convenient time.