As a Catholic learning community, St Michael's strives to be welcoming and connected, supporting the engagement of parents as partners in their children’s learning and wellbeing, and their involvement in the life and community of the school and parish.
Parent engagement is more than volunteering and helping out at the school. While we value any contribution you can make to school life, we understand that work and family commitments can make it difficult to be involved in an ongoing way. However, you can still engage in your child’s learning and wellbeing by supporting and/or attending:
You can also engage in your child’s learning and wellbeing simply by working with the school to create a stimulating and supportive environment for them both at school and home – working together collaboratively to connect both learning environments.
This is best achieved when parents and school work in partnership to encourage positive and respectful relationships, regular and meaningful communication about children’s progress and development, and a consistent positive attitude to learning, education and school life. Get to know your child’s teacher and other staff – this is a great way to build this most important relationship!
If you are able, St Michael's welcomes any parents and carers who may be able to volunteer at the school. Parent and carer volunteers are a valued support base for our school, assisting staff to provide a range of high-quality opportunities to promote the learning, wellbeing and growth of students.
Some ways you can be involved may include:
Please note: Given our commitment to safeguarding children, volunteers will first need to organise a Working with Children Check (WWCC) process – information and forms can be found on the CEDoW website.
The St Michael’sParents & Friends (P&F) Association is the representative body for the parents and carers of St Michael’s Catholic Parish Primary School, Thirroul. Our P&F Association works collaboratively with the Principal and the Leadership Team at St Michael’s to create an environment that encourages and supports our children’s social and educational wellbeing.
P&F Association meetings are held once a term and provide an opportunity for parents and carers to discuss ways that we, as a school community, can positively contribute to our children’s primary school experience and support the school. All parents and carers are very welcome and encouraged to attend!
If you're interested, we've included some further information below.
2023 P&F Association Executive Committee:
President – Erin Matts
Secretary – Alexa Marciano
Treasurer – Rebecca Hay
The P&F Executive Committee is elected at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). All positions are vacated each year and nominations are called for from the school community.
Contributing to and being involved in the P&F Association has many benefits. You will have the opportunity to meet other parents and carers, help build on our school community spirit and help raise money at our wonderful fundraising events!
Ways you can help:
The P&F Association, in collaboration with the Principal and Leadership Team at St Michael’s, are continually thinking of new ways to further enhance and enrich the educational resources and facilities at the school. If you have any suggestions, ideas, thoughts or concerns, please reach out to the P&F team or contact the school office.
Please join us, as together we can make a difference!
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