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 Partnerships

Authentic partnerships are actively promoted within the school community.  The School Board, Parents’ and Friends’ Association and Parent Participation Programs operate to facilitate the development of partnerships amongst parents/guardians, staff, parish members and wider community.

Participation and collaboration are reflected in:

  • Open consultation processes that occur in developing, implementing and reviewing policies, procedures and other relevant issues.
  • Weekly Newsletters which outline events and matters relating to the school community.
  • Celebrations of Learning where students are able to share their learning with parents/guardians, peers and interested visitors.
  • Student Support Team Meetings where Equity Support Personnel work in partnership with parents and staff to facilitate education plans for individual students and the ascertainment process.
  • Educational Forums e.g. Guest Speakers; Curriculum Capers, where parents/guardians are given opportunities to discuss relevant issues.
  • Social Activities where parents/guardians, staff and students work together to organise and participate in building community.
  • Parental involvement in the everyday life of the school e.g. Art Classes; Library; Reading with students; Tuckshop.
  • School/Parish Community Masses and the Parish Sacramental Program.

Parents

In enrolling their students at St Peter’s School, the parents of our students have made a conscious choice to send their students to a school centred upon Jesus Christ, modelled on his teachings.

We, as teachers, have an obligation, to work with the parents of our students, for the total development of those students. In order to do this, every encouragement should be afforded the parents with whom you are in contact, in all areas of the school curriculum.

School Board

The St Peter’s Parish Primary School Board is the main policy making body for the school.  Membership on the board includes the Parish Priest, the School Principal, a representative from the P. & F. Association, the Parish Council of Ministries, the School Staff and three (3) from the general community.       more->

Parents & Friends Association

The Parents and Friends Association plays a vital part, as the official body of parents, in the school. Over the years, respective committees have worked with the staff at the school to provide vital resources and equipment for the school. All teachers and parents are welcome to attend P & F meetings throughout the year.     more->

Parent Teacher Partnerships

Partnership Meetings 

These are held at the commencement of the school year. Teachers are free to hold these as:

(i)   Individual meetings with parents 

(ii) A class induction meeting, held at the one time so that all interested parents can attend. 

(iii) An across the year/level induction meeting where all the teachers in the year level have some input, then class groups split for individual information sessions. 

The purpose of these meetings includes:

(a)  Acquainting parents with:

  (i) The educational goals of the class

  (ii) The year's Religious Education Program

  (iii)  Classroom procedures

  (iv) Requirements in study, homework, assignments etc

  (v) Pastoral Care and disciplinary procedures

  (vi) Assessment and Reporting Procedures

(b) Answering parents’ queries.

These meetings are not for the discussion of individual children's progress.

Reporting Meetings

These meetings are held during Term Two as individual reporting sessions in which a student's progress, profile and goals are discussed.

The meetings provide an opportunity for the teacher, parents and students to look in depth at demonstrations of learning in order to discuss ways in which the student's progress may be planned for the remainder of the year.

Interim Meetings

It is recommended that teachers communicate with parents as the need arises. Parents wishing to talk to teachers during class time or immediately prior to, will be asked to seek a more suitable mutually agreeable time for further discussion.

In accordance with the obligations under the Privacy Act, staff may only discuss the behaviour of students with their respective parents/guardians.

Parent Participation

At St Peter’s the partnership shared by teachers and parents is highly valued.  An increasing amount of what is being done in our school today requires parental involvement.  We see this as a great assistance to our students, who at this age, fortunately love to have a parent or guardian doing something with them, or supporting them in some of their educational adventures.

To help us provide the best education for our students, parWP_000269.jpgents are welcomed in the following ways:

  • Assisting the teachers with reading, computers, craft, sport or in any area of the curriculum that you feel strong in or enjoy. (when requested)
  • Assisting in the library.
  • Assisting with excursions when required.
  • Assisting with transport when required.
  • Attending working bees at the school.
  • Assisting in the tuckshop