For Parents

Parent involvement is strongly encouraged with an emphasis on the partnership between parents and teachers in the faith development and education of the children. Parents are involved in many aspects of school life including: parent helpers, Fundraising, and Parent Advisory Groups.

In 2011, a Family Educator was appointed to the school by the CEO. The Family Educator role aims to build upon the work of our dedicated staff in upholding and nurturing the religious life, spirit and support network of our families in the school community; to strengthen the relationship between families and the sacramental life of our Parish St Therese; to provide opportunities for exploring and nourishing the spirituality of our parents; and to support parents in their sacred task of teaching their children as they grow in all aspects of their development: spiritually, educationally, socially and psychologically.


Communication

School Bag App

Our School now has our own Skoolbag Smartphone App which we are using to send you important information. Please download and install it by searching for our school name in either the Apple App Store, or Google Play Store.
 

Parent Advisory Groups

At St Therese Primary School parents are given the opportunity to partake in forums which give insight into the school, its programs and initiatives. Parents are also encouraged to give feedback and suggestions on various aspects of school life, such as fundraising.

In response to our multicultural community St Therese have a Parent Advisory Group, as well as Aboriginal and Vietnamese Parent Advisory Groups which meet at least once per term.

Assemblies

Parents and the school community are invited to our weekly assembly which takes place every Friday afternoon at 2.30 pm in the school hall. School captains and prefects lead the assembly, which consists of the following:

  • School Song and Prayer
  • St Therese Awards
  • Messages from the Principal
  • Birthdays of the Week
  • Sharing news
  • National Anthem

Application for Exemption from Attendance at School

Parents/Caregivers must apply for a Certificate of Exemption from Attending School for their child, when seeking an exemption from the legal requirement to attend school - e.g. a planned holiday during term time.

Parents write a letter requesting an exemption and then they will receive an application form. If the request is approved, parents will then receive a Certificate of Exemption for the child.

Forms can be downloaded below: 

Exemption from Attendance at School General Form