Key parents and/or parent groups in the school play a pivotal role in the new more decentralised structure by committing to actively supporting or coordinating one or two initiatives throughout the year – in this way helping spread the workload. This may take the form of:

  • Coordinating or supporting one of the events set in the Annual Fundraising and Social Calendar eg the Fete, Fathers’ Day Breakfast;
  • Providing services eg helping in the Library and /or Canteen, coordinating or serving on the Mother’s Day stall or School Discos, operating the Uniform Shop or doing the behind-the-scene accounting work for a particular activity;
  • Providing support for school programs eg Literacy and Numeracy Programs and a range of co-curricular sporting initiatives including the walkathon;
  • Providing support in the Classrooms in an area of special interest or expertise eg Asia Projects; and
  • Supporting the raft of issues and initiatives that arise in the course of a school year; and
  • Taking on the role of a Class Contact and actively engaging with and supporting your Class Group.


  • The Council Executive may appoint committees as it deems necessary and appropriate depending on local school circumstances and in accordance with local need.
  • Committees will be represented at each of the Council Executive meetings and as such, these committees are not separately constituted bodies.
  • The Council Executive, in consultation with parents, will determine the responsibilities and accountabilities of these committees and the duration of the operation of each committee.
  • Committees are appointed and dissolved at the discretion of the Council Executive.
  • A committee is answerable to and will communicate its advice on recommendations only to the Council Executive.
  • At least one (1) member of the committee will be appointed as the contact person for that group, and as such is eligible to attend the Council Executive meeting.
  • The committee contact person does not have voting rights on the Council Executive.
  • Membership of committees is determined by need and availability of parent members.
  • The Council Executive will set terms of reference for each committee.

Beyond the examples outlined of specific and much needed support all parents play a general support role by:

  • Actively engaging and participating in the life of the School;
  • Providing input on parent priorities and suggest ideas about Catholic schooling; and
  • Supporting the Council Executive and its policies.


Thank you for your continued support!