Parents Engagement Network

Parent engagement 

Family involvement and engagement is a key feature of Catholic schools.  

As the first educators of your children, you have a great influence on your children’s learning and development during their school years and long afterwards. 

We all know that when parents are involved in their children’s education at home, they do better in school. And when parents are involved in school, children go farther in school and the schools they go to are better. 

Parents as Partners – Parents and Friends

The Parents and Friends Association is an integral part of the St Patrick’s School community, representing the parent body and sharing the responsibility of the school with the Principal and teachers. Our Parents and Friends Association is a very active and supportive group.

All parents are encouraged to become involved in the Parents and Friends Association. Each term the Association supports functions that embrace the whole community: school, parish and local community.

Meetings are held on every 3rd Wednesday of the month. Meetings take place in the library. All parents are welcome to attend.

Please see the Parents and Friends Association Constitution here

School Advisory Council

Our School Advisory Council provides a forum for discussion and discernment, where parent and guardian voice and perspective inform and support the decisions made by the principal for the good of our school – with the wellbeing and outcomes for students being paramount. 

The following are some ways the School Advisory Council supports our school and principal. 

  • articulating and enacting the school’s vision and mission 
  • promoting the school’s Catholic ethos and culture 
  • promoting education programs, faith formation and development 
  • in the development of school policies as required 
  • in the interpretation of Toowoomba Catholic Schools policies within the school context 
  • giving advice to the principal on issues such as the school strategic plan 
  • engaging in discussion with the principal about the annual school budget and other financial matters 
  • giving advice to the principal about master planning 
  • giving advice in relation to capital resource planning and maintenance 

All School and College Advisory Councils are governed by a constitution that is approved by the Executive Director: Catholic Schools on behalf of the Bishop of Toowoomba.

Please find a copy of our approved constitution here.

For further information contact the principal to discuss how you can get involved. 

Parent information 

Click here to view the Catholic School Parents Australia website and to access parent engagement resources and information developed for families to help children make the transition into primary and secondary school a smooth and enjoyable one.