We value positive relationships with parents and carers to help develop better social and emotional skills in children. We know that when children are engaged with their learning, they attend school more regularly, leading to better long term outcomes.
Parent involvement is highly valued and encouraged in all aspects of school life. We promote partnerships between home and school to ensure that students feel safe, supported and secure in their school setting. We believe that a strong connection between school and home sends a consistent message to children which helps with their learning and social development.
Parents are welcome and involved in the school in a variety of ways. Teachers aim to establish good relationships with parents each year and encourage regular communication regarding student progress.
Parents assist with classroom reading, library tasks, inter-school sport and gala days, fundraising and planning Yr 6 graduation.
We have well-established Parent Groups founded on the notion that ‘many hands make light work’. These groups are formed for the benefit of every child in the school and everyone is welcome! The groups include:
- Classroom Helper Group
- Fundraising Group
- Social/Events Group
Monday – Friday 8:40am – 3:00pm
Playground Supervision Before School: From 8:15am
Each day a teacher is on duty in the Duke Street playground. Children should not arrive at school before playground duty commences. Please be aware that students should not be left alone outside the school gates in the morning as supervision is unavailable.
Each child needs to be at school before the 8:40am bell ready for Morning Assembly. Children arriving late for school must come to the Office accompanied by a parent to sign in late on Compass. If you need to pick up your child between 8:45am and 3:00pm you are required to attend the Office before your child can be collected.
After School: all children need to be picked up promptly at 3.00pm every afternoon from the playground, if this is not possible you can enrol your child into After School Care. Children are asked to go straight home after school each day. Children who walk home complete a parent permission to walk home form.
Morning Assemblies are held each morning at 8.45am.
Whole school Prayer Assembly is held each Friday in the MacKillop Meeting Place (School Hall) at 2.15pm. It features prayer, news of the day, birthdays, Child of the Week and Values Ambassador of the Week class awards. Parents and visitors are invited to attend school assemblies, weekly Mass, and all school celebrations.
Parent information about student attendance is located here: Enrolment Policy
Parking and Pick Up
Parents are asked to PARK LEGALLY in Duke, Evaline and Harold Streets and collect their children safely from the playground.
Children must cross busy Duke and Evaline Streets at the Road Safety Crossings only.
The driveway between the school and St Mel’s Church is an out-of-bounds area. Parents are not given access into the driveway during school hours to drop off children.