Parental Involvement

Ss Peter & Paul’s School Advisory Board

The School Advisory Board Meets on a monthly basis to discuss school initiatives and activities. As representatives of parents, the group encourages co-operation in the Parish and School communities by fostering open and constructive discussion that challenges and supports all school issues.

To achieve this the board:

  • Welcomes and respects new ideas
  • Identifies the needs of parents
  • Liaises with Parish and School groups and
  • Invites active participation in School and Parish life

The Annual General Meeting of the Board is held in March each year. Membership of the board is by nomination and is open to any interested parent of a student at Ss Peter & Paul’s School

Community Engagement Group

Ss Peter and Paul’s community is fortunate to have a group of parents that work with the school to link in to the community through sourcing grants and programs that build on the students’ experience of school life and learning.

Some examples of their work so far includes:

Attracting sponsorship for the rejuvenation of the vegetable garden through Bunnings, Yates and Diggers Seeds

Sourcing microscopes through Rotary

Partnering with Manningham Council to implement a Chess club with elderly residents from within Manningham making weekly visits to enjoy playing Chess with the children

Attracting a Science Week grant so that we could engage in a Science Day, with activities being run by our ‘scientific parents’

Events Committee

The events committee was formed to plan out a strategic approach to arrange for fun and community-building experiences for our school community.  They are not fund-raising events for the school.

Some events palnned for this year are:

Mothers’ Day Breakfast

Childrens Disco

Wine and Cheese night for parents

Family outdoor cinema night

Other events are organised also, such as a hot-cross bun drive, special lunch days for footy etc.

Together, our parents are working to enhance the learning environment of all of our children, making their primary years even more fun and memorable.

We understand that parental involvement varies from family to family.  If parents have an opportunity to offer time and energy to contribute to some aspect of this part of school life, they might like to join in and get involved. Our class rep system is regularly calling for volunteers for various projects.

Parents & Friends

Some of the Parents & Friends activities include:

  • Uniform Shop (Email: uniforms@sppdcstr.catholic.edu.au)
  • 2nd Hand Uniform Shop
  • Raffles
  • Competitions
  • Fun Food Days
  • Free Dress Days
  • Family Events
  • Scholastic Book Club
  • Annual Bunning’s BBQ’s
  • Year 6 Icy Pole Program
  • Loyalty Programs (e.g. Woollies Earn and Learn)