St Mary's Community Council

Role

The Parents and Friends Association has a key role in developing the community of parents, students and staff.   

Functions

The Parents and Friends Association is the key parent group in the school. It provides a forum for parents to:

  • provide input on parent priorities and suggest ideas about Catholic schooling.
  • work closely with the Principal and staff.
  • support the School Board and its policies.
  • raise money for resources e.g. Street Stalls, Deb Ball etc
  • recommend to the Board the level of P & F levy.
  • collaborate with the School Board in determining the priorities for the disbursement of P & F funds.
  • provide student services e.g. canteen, clothing pool
  • provide support for school programs e.g. Gross Motor Program, working bees.
  • provide opportunities for social interaction and for parents to form supportive networks.
  • appoint member(s) to the School Board.

Membership

Membership is open to all parents/guardians of students of the school and other individuals who support the school and accept the functions and rules of the Association.

The Principal and the Parish Priest are ex officio members of the Parents and Friends Association and its committees.