THE GRADE PARENT NETWORK
All parents have an intrinsic interest in their children’s development. The Grade Parent Network builds on this naturally occurring process to bring parents into shared co-responsibility with the Parish School. Parents are chosen to work in support of the staff and a particular class. As each class is assigned an individual Grade Parent they together form the Grade Parents Group. This group is officially recognised by the school and is assigned an important role in building school community.
Individually, each Grade Parent would aim to fulfil the following roles:
- coordinate and support social activities among families
- include all families as much as possible in the life of the class/school
- a School Grade Parent Coordinator assists with organisational needs
THE CATHOLIC SCHOOL PARENT ASSEMBLY (CSPA) – DIOCESE OF LISMORE
The Catholic Schools Parent Assembly is a Diocesan Organisation established in 1996 to serve the needs of parents in regard to their faith and educational responsibilities as partners in Catholic Schooling. The CSPA is established under the authority of the Bishop and the guidance of the Diocesan Education Board. Parent Assembly delegates forward information of interest in the school newsletter and through additional flyers. The CSPA provides opportunities for parents to gain knowledge and understanding on how to develop healthy, resilient families and improve the educational opportunities for their children.
Catholic Schools Parent Assembly
WE VALUE YOUR HELP
In addition to the Parents’ and Friends’ Association (P & F) and the Grade Parent Network, parents are strongly encouraged to offer their assistance to the staff in many other practical ways. Listed below are just some of the numerous ways you could involve yourself with your child’s education:
• sporting activities • covering books • canteen assistance
• excursions • classroom art
The school community always welcomes new volunteers for any activity. Staff and students require support in many aspects of school life. If you have a preference for one or more of these activities, speak to your child’s class teacher to organise a convenient time to assist.