At St Patrick’s Primary, our parents are a vital part of the school community and are involved in many aspects of school life, including carnivals, excursions, library, and assisting in the learning spaces.
Parents can also be involved with our PALS (Parents Assisting Learning) program. This is an opportunity to come into the learning spaces and help with reading, Maths, gross motor, and IT programs. Note that all volunteers at the school must complete the Parramatta Catholic Education Office 'Building Child Safe Communities' training, which remains valid for 2 years.
We have an active parent group which consists of smaller social and fundraising groups and is committed to supporting our school and the parish community. These groups work closely with the school and parish community to promote partnership between home, school and parish. Parent organised activities include student discos, Easter, Mothers’ Day and Christmas raffles, Mothers and Fathers’ Day stalls, new parents welcome afternoon, and the St Patrick’s Day barbeque.
Families are also welcome to be involved in the religious and community life of our school, and are invited to attend special Masses, liturgies and celebrations, such as Opening School Mass, Catholic Schools Week, Mothers’ Day and Grandparents’ Day liturgies, St Patrick’s Day and many other events throughout the school year.