Introduction

St. Mary MacKillop provides numerous opportunities for parents and families to participate in the life of the school.


As a Catholic school, we celebrate Christ as the centre of our lives, calling us to be life-giving by the way we live the Gospel in our time.

We strive to empower our community to be people of hope for the world.
 

Our Catholic Culture:

  • A dynamic learning community
  • A welcoming and supportive Leadership Team
  • Happy, enthusiatic and positive teachers committed to meeting the needs of each child
  • Parent and community involvement in partnership with the school
  • Pastoral policies or practices that promote self discipline and social relationships to ensure children learn within a safe, calm and gentle environment
  • A Christian education within a Catholic context
  • A Religious Education Program which teaches our faith as Catholics
  • A Sacramental Program which prepares children to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Communion and Confirmation

 

Community building:

Opportunities for the community to come together include:

  • Supporting working bees
  • Attending celebrations, such as the school Christmas Carols and Picnic evening
  • Reading the school newsletter to keep up to date with what is happening in the school community, noting opportunities for involvement
  • Supporting the school Parents Association.

 

Learning-centred:

Opportunities for the community to involve themselves in the core business of the school include:

  • Attending parent-teacher interviews
  • Attending Parent Information Sessions, such as Sacramental Programs, Parent Helper Courses
  • Helping out in the classroom and attending excursions
  • Keeping abreast of the curriculum through reading the Learning and Teaching Newsletters and Curriculum Term Overviews, which outline the learning programs for your children during the current term
  • Discussing your children’s school day with them, read to and with your children at home (Refer to Homework Policy in the Learning page)