Parental Involvement

‘No school can work well for children if parents and teachers do not act in partnership on behalf of the children’s best interests,’ Cohen

Parents are invited to participate in their child’s education through a wide range of activities.

These include the following:

  • Parent Education / Information Evenings
  • Attending Mass, Assembly and other special events
  • Literacy and/or numeracy parent helpers
  • Excursions
  • Sporting events / Swimming programs
  • Family nights: Sacramental, educational, and social activities
  • School Advisory Board
  • Fundraising events

All parents or members of the community who volunteer to work with children in classrooms or on excursions must hold a valid Working With Children Card as part of our Child Safety policy and procedures.

Communication with our families is important to us

We make every attempt to ensure a wide range of communication is utilised so that parents are aware of how their child is progressing and what is happening at the school.

Our core means of communication are:

  • Weekly newsletter sent to families digitally via Skoolbag
  • CareMonkey notifications
  • Beginning of the year Meet the Teacher sessions
  • Student-Led Conferences at the beginning of Semester 2
  • Written reports in June and December
  • Assemblies on Monday afternoons

St Therese's Primary School looks to provide clear and open communication. While we accept our responsibility to consult and to communicate both clearly and effectively with the parent community, the parent community also has an obligation to read notices and newsletters, to attend information sessions and to seek clarification when required.