St John the Baptist looks forward to working in partnership with all parents. Research shows that students perform better at school when parents are actively involved in their children’s schooling. There are many ways you can be involved in your children’s education.
- Become a member of the Parent Representative Group
- Nominate yourself for a Class Parent Role, expressions of interest can be submitted here
- Connect with our Parent Engagement Coordinator
- Attend Parent-Teacher interviews and Information Evenings based on relevant and current topics in education
- Volunteer for reading groups in class
- Help out at the Canteen or Library
- Attend School Liturgies, Assemblies and School Concerts
- Offer assistance at School functions such as the swimming and athletic carnivals
- Attend social events, including Trivia Night and Dinner Dance
Every volunteer is required to read an Induction Booklet, Watch a short video then complete an online Declaration (see links below). Once these steps have been completed, CSBB Safeguarding Team will provide your clearance.
Our school prioritises Parent Engagement, through strengthening relationships with Parents and Carers, and the School and Parish Communities. Our Parent Engagement Coordinator (PEC) helps organise school community events and encourages families to become involved in the learning of their child/ren and our community social events. The PEC also assists with connecting families when required, with our School Counsellor and Support Services, like CatholicCare, St Vincent de Paul, CCFSS, FACETS because supporting family wellbeing positively impacts learning outcomes for students.
Parent Engagement Coordinator
Courtenay Harrison. Telephone 7256 2128 or email email@example.com
During the year the school also offers a variety of facilitated groups and workshops for parents. This is a great opportunity to meet and socialise with other parents whilst learning more about your child’s education. Popular topics for these groups include:
- ‘Education Topics’ – Reading, Spelling, Maths and STEM
- ‘123 Magic’ – Assists with children’s behaviour using positive discipline
- ‘Ages and Stages’ – Understanding the developmental stages of children
- ‘Morning Madness’ Strategies for getting to school on time
- ‘Parent Factor’ Supporting parents in learning that takes place in the home