Catholic Education South Australia

Parent involvement

We encourage the involvement of parents, carers and grandparents in our school community. We value your contribution – and there are many ways to be involved at St Joseph’s:

  • Parent morning teas and gatherings: Parents gather to socialise after special assemblies or events.
  • Assemblies – Each class presents some aspect of their learning to the assembled school community.
  • Liturgies – children are involved in class prayer and liturgical celebrations in the Church.
  • Parents and Friends committee – all parents and friends of the school community are invited to belong to this group and to take an active role in promoting and supporting the school.
  • School Board – Parents are elected to the School Board and their role is to assist in the implementation of policy development for the school.
  • Sporting activities – Parents provide support to students by attending special sporting functions, managing sport teams and attending various sporting activities across the region.
  • Reading: Parent and grand-parent volunteers offer their time to hear children read.
  • Knitting: Some parents offer their support in working with the students to knit woolen squares for blankets for children in third world orphanages.
  • Cooking – children have the opportunity on special occasions for electives such as cooking.
  • Working Bees – Parents and families come together to take part in general cleaning up and maintenance of school grounds.
  • Parent information evenings and Parent/Teacher meetings – At the beginning of each year, Parents are invited along for a parent Information evening to hear about their children’s learning programs for the year. Mid-way through the year there is a more formal opportunity for parents to discuss their child’s progress. Parents wishing to become involved are invited to contact the school office, to discuss ways of being involved, and they also have access to the school newsletter and invitations to meetings and gatherings.

2016 Newwsletters