Parents and the broader community play a vital role in supporting successful learning outcomes for our children. The framework is about schools engaging with parents and communities to work together to maximise student learning outcomes.
Research tells us that the most meaningful partnerships are those where schools, parents, students and the community work together to focus on student learning. Parent and community engagement that is effectively focused on student learning can deliver powerful outcomes.
Parent involvement and participation in the life of the school is highly valued and strongly encouraged at St Augustine’s.
This is your school. Involvement is the cornerstone of all effective communities and St Augustine’s School aims to be just that; you are an integral part of your community. We believe that in working together we help our children grow and develop into successful and caring community members.
Parent involvement is made possible in a variety of ways. Parents are welcome to participate as they feel comfortable and as their restricted hours permit. The old African proverb says, “it takes a whole village to raise a child.” Likewise, it takes the whole school community – parent/child/teacher/pastor to work together to raise the child of St Augustine’s.
Parents may choose to:
- be a member of the P&F Association
- join a sub-committee or support group
- support the reading program
- be a classroom helper
- assist classroom and specialist teachers, eg library/art
- coach a school team
- support on excursions
- assist with special events
- assist with fundraising
- assist with maintaining our grounds
Parents are asked to abide by the Code of Conduct for Parents and Volunteers.
Further information on Conduct, Complaints and Grievances is available on the Cairns Catholic Education website.