As a Catholic faith community, St Catherine's values and encourages family participation. In doing so the positive link between participation, pastoral care and improved learning outcomes for students is acknowledged. The contribution of school staff and the wider parish community to the life of the school is also acknowledged and valued.
Guided by the St Catherine’s School Covenant, our community aspires to:
Through the enrolment of their children at St Catherine’s School, parents and carers undertake to help achieve this vision by their active participation in the life of the community.
This policy informs our family of the nature and benefits of participation within our school. It also provides a context for the purpose of that participation and the principles that guide our interaction.
Because families have varying financial resources, the community provides resources, opportunities and support from which all students can benefit.
To facilitate the effective participation of families, St Catherine’s School community will:
Family participation and involvement is encouraged in a broad range of school and faith activities. These include:
School management, staff and community groups will provide information about opportunities to participate on a regular and ongoing basis. A range of communication methods will be used to facilitate effective communication with our school community.
Developed by: St Catherine's School BoardAdopted: December 2005