Parent Team & Volunteers
Our aim for the Parent Teams at St Brigid's Catholic School is:
- To support the strategic plan of the School Board so that the wellbeing of our children, families and staff can flourish. It is our aim to ensure every member of our community can display positive emotions, are engaged in the life of our school, have established and maintained healthy relationships, are able to achieve a sense of purpose and feel a strong sense of accomplishment in being associated with St Brigid's Catholic School.
- To build and sustain community spirit and a welcoming environment for existing and new families through the provision of a range of social events.
- To work in partnership with staff and students to identify additional resources which will enrich the learning program at our school and to undertake fundraising events to purchase these items in collaboration with the school board.
- To establish a strong pastoral network to assist students and their families in times of need.
- To consolidate the faith dimension of our school and parish through participation in liturgical events.
- To sustain and build the skills and knowledge of our parents to enable them to undertake their significant role in raising healthy and resilient children.
- To promote our school in the wider community.
Responding to abuse and neglect
Any new volunteer to St Brigid’s needs to complete responding to Abuse and Neglect training (RAN). Please see our office staff for more information on completing this training.
Working with Children Check
At St Brigid’s the safety of our children always comes first. Therefore, we ask that all volunteers hold a current Working with Children Check prior to commencing volunteering at our school. Please see our front office staff to apply for this check or for any information about volunteering at our school.
Who are our Parent Teams?
The St Brigid's Parent Teams are made up of parents who have a vested interest in providing opportunities for the students at St Brigid's which may otherwise not occur.
Over past two years the Parent Teams have provided:
- Sausage sizzles at school performances and sports day
- Mothers and Father's Day stalls
- Pancakes for Shrove Tuesday
- Morning Teas for new parents during transition mornings
- Food Tree providing meals for families in need
- Student discos
- Free parent educational workshops
- Catering for out of school events
- Redesigning the gardens around the school