Parents as Partners

At St Patrick’s parents and carers are valued both as partners and as key stakeholders in the education of their children.

Parent involvement at St Patrick's Primary is encouraged and parents are welcomed by the principal, staff and children. An active role in the school gives parents the opportunity to see first-hand their children's progress and the rapport that the teachers have with their children. The very rich collaboration of parents and the school contributes to a strong sense of school spirit in the community.

Families are regularly invited to share in the celebrations of special events such as Grandparent’s Day, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Regular communication with parents occurs through the Skoolbag App, phone calls, meetings and a fortnightly school newsletter.

Parents regularly assist teachers in the classroom with reading, art, sport, in the library and on excursions. Our energetic and friendly Parent Group meets each term with an emphasis on building community, sharing in the decision-making process and setting directions for fundraising. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend these meetings.


Demonstrate to your children that volunteering is a good thing.

Contact the school today by email or telephone 02 8728 7300 to become a volunteer.


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Parent Group

The aims of the Parent Group are:

  • to encourage positive interaction among the members of the school community and to create a welcoming atmosphere
  • to provide a supportive network for all families, especially those with differing needs
  • to promote involvement in school activities and to encourage a sense of community
  • to assist in providing the school with valuable teaching resources.

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Volunteer Training

We welcome the contribution volunteers make to the life of our school.

As we are committed to keeping students safe, all volunteers in schools are required to complete the building child safe communities undertaking form and child protection training module before volunteering. These checks reduce potential risk and forms part of our strategy to build child safe communities.

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