Our Community

Parental Involvement

At St Mary's we highly value a strong partnership with parents.  We encourage parents to become actively involved in school life.  In order for parents to participate in school activities an up-to-date Working With Children Check.

Some examples of ways parents can be involved in school life include:

  • Helping in the classroom;
  • Attending Parent Teacher interviews;
  • Attending information meetings at the beginning of the school year;
  • Posting comments and/or feedback on their child’s learning through digital avenues;
  • Parents and Friends Committee;
  • Assemblies;
  • School Advisory Committee;
  • Athletics days;
  • Sporting Events;
  • Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, Lent and Easter Celebrations;
  • Advent and Christmas Celebrations;
  • Weekly Parish Mass held at school;
  • Feast Day Celebrations;
  • Activity days; 
  • Special food days; and
  • Icy-pole Fridays.

Parents and Friends Committee

The Parent & Friends (P&F) is a valued part of the school community and  provides opportunities for parents to plan and organise activities for the benefit of the school:

  • To organise community events for the school.
  • To work with the Advisory Committee to further the wellbeing of the school community through facilitating the partnership between the School, the Parish and home.
  • To support the School Advisory Committee and the Principal to promote a sense of community spirit within the School through the organising of community functions and events.
  • To support new families and, where the membership and resources of the P&F allow, families in need.

Please note, all parents who assist in any capacity within the life of the school must have a Working with Children Accreditation Card.  https://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/