Parent Involvement

Parent involvement and participation is warmly invited and actively encouraged. You can participate in a variety of ways such as school council, parents and friends, working bees, excursions. camps, volunteering in the classrooms and just by staying up to date with school news and happenings.

Just speak to your classroom teacher – or our Principal to find out more!

Parents & Friends


Parents and Friends Auxiliary (PFA)

PFA comprises an active, enthusiastic and committed group of parents who volunteer their time to assist in a
diverse range of activities throughout the school community and operations.
All parents and friends are welcome to join at any time whether you can assist regularly or participate on
an adhoc basis. Key activities include Fundraiser Events, School and Community Events and general
participation.

St Brigid’s students have benefited from many amenities as a result of PFA fundraising initiatives. This core
group is an opportunity for parents to become actively involved and share experiences within the
St Brigid’s community.

PFA meet monthly in the school meeting room. Dates and times are advertised in the school newsletter.

PLEASE NOTE:   Due to Coronavirus restrictions, all PFA meetings for Term 2 have been cancelled.

If you would like to join, you are welcome to attend any of the meetings without the need to RSVP or
contact pfa@sbgisborne.catholic.edu.au or contact the School Office.

School Council

Statement of Purpose

The St Brigid’s Advisory Board has as its central purpose the realisation of the Vision of St Brigid’s. The Board brings together the Parish Priest, Principal, parents and teachers in order to work collaboratively to oversee cultural development and organisation of the school.
Goals of the board are:
1. To act as an advisory body to the Parish Priest and Principal.
2. To provide a link between Parish Priest, principal, parents and teachers in relation to the provision of Catholic Education in the parish Community.
3. To promote community development by fostering a strong relationship between parish, school and the wider community.
The Board gives advice to the Principal and Parish Priest in the following areas of responsibility:
– Education and Religious Education.
– Building and Maintenance
– Policy and Planning
– Finance and Fundraising
– Welcome and Hospitality
– Future Planning
– Communication and Accountability
Nominations for vacant positions are notified to the wider community and all interested parents are encouraged to nominate and be involved.
Working Bee's

St Brigid’s recognizes the work of volunteer parents who co-ordinate and contribute to working bees
throughout the year, generally on weekends.
If you enjoy assisting outdoors including gardening, sorting, constructing, cleaning and more, this is an
opportunity to bring your tools (not essential) and contribute to maintaining our much loved grounds.
This is also a wonderful networking opportunity to strengthen and contribute to the school community.
Refreshments are supplied through-out the day.
Working Bee notifications are included in the Newsletter, however if you would like to assist with the
planning of these activities, please contact the School Office.

Parent Assistance

St Brigid’s welcomes the involvement of parents and friends in education support and throughout the
school community. We understand that it may be difficult to contribute regularly however you are welcome to connect with
the school upon availability.

Participation is welcomed in all areas including:
– Classroom Helper* – assisting teachers within the learning areas
– Excursions
– Sporting Programs
– Committees including PFA, PEG, School Grounds, School and Parish Boards
– Student Banking
– Tuckshop Assistance
– Co-ordination of Scholastic Bookclub orders
– Assisting with resources
– School Fundraiser activities
– Attending Class and School Mass and Liturgies

 

* Classroom Helpers must participate in the Parent Helper Program which is conducted by a
St Brigid’s leader. Program information will be communicated to families. As part of Child Safe Policy all
parent helpers are required to have a Working With Children Check.

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