Our School Community
The role of the School Board is to act as a representative, advisory group to assist the Principal in the growth and direction of the school.
There are four Parent Representatives on the Board who are elected for a two year term. Each year, in November, three of these members retire and nominations are called for the vacancies created.
Current School Board members are listed below and you are invited to contact them if you have any queries, comments, concerns or suggestions that you wish to raise regarding the policies or procedures of our school.
The Board meets on five occasions throughout the course of the school year.
Current Board Members:
Martina Sharp, Amy Condon, Arthur Solomon, Gary Forrest, Jen White, John Golja, Morweena Harder, Tamara Purvis
At St Patrick’s we highly value a strong partnership with parents. We encourage parents to become actively involved in school life. In order for parents to participate in school activities an up-to-date Working With Children Check is required. Some examples of ways parents can be involved in school life include:
- Helping in the classroom
- Attending Family Learning Conversations
- Parents and Friends Committee
- School Education Board
- Athletics days
- Sporting Events
- Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, Lent and Easter Celebrations
- Advent and Christmas Celebrations
- Attendance at School Masses
- Feast Day Celebrations
- Activity days
Parents and Friends
The Parents and Friends Committee is a group of parents, grandparents and friends of students that attend St Patricks Primary School. It is an avenue for parents to have a say and to put forward ideas to help make our children’s school days happy and memorable.
Our main aim is to fundraise, in order to assist the school in providing resources and equipment for our children. This is done with various ideas - Trivia night, Easter raffle, free dress days etc
In previous years, we have helped to purchase laptops, playground equipment, IPad’s for junior block, numeracy & literacy resources and other specific items teachers have requested.
Although fundraising is our main agenda, we also organise food days for the children e.g. Pie day, Hotdog day, Pizza day, Icy Pole Fridays during term 1 & 4 and Milo Fridays during term 2 & 3. We provide community events for the school by running Mother’s & Father’s Day breakfasts & stalls. Lollipops and balloons for St Patricks Day & the School Disco.
We meet monthly with the meeting dates and times published in the school newsletter
We welcome new members and ideas and we appreciate any assistance given.
Any queries please feel free to phone Morweena Harder 0434-149-422
Thank-You and welcome to St Patrick’s Primary School