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!