There are many opportunities available for parents who want to support the school in maintaining a flexible, durable and effective learning environment. Volunteering can have positive benefits for your child. They may enjoy school more and you are assisting to make the school a great place for them to be.
Parent Representative Network (PRN)
The Parent Representative Network (PRN) is a group of volunteer parents from our school. The PRN will form a link between the classroom and the parents of the class. Ideally, each class will have their own 'Rep'.
School Community Council
The Community Council is at the heart of the Community and provides the opportunity for members of the School, Parish and Archdiocesan Communities to support the mission of Catholic education in Mother Teresa School. Working with the Parish, Principal and Staff, Council Members provide leadership to the School Community. The Community Council has a decision-making role in certain policy areas and an advisory role in others. The policies of the School are always set within the wider mission of Catholic Education. In the area where it has responsibility for the development and monitoring of policy, the Council operates within the policy and procedures determined by the Catholic Education Commission (CEC) and the Catholic Education Office (CEO).
Morning Gathering and Assembly
We gather each morning on the turf to start our day as a community. Many parents join the students at this time. Assemblies are held Wednesday afternoons from 2pm in the school hall. Each week classes will present items from their learning or explore the school values. The students love to see parents in the audience.
These are conducted several times a year to make improvements to the grounds and facilities at the school. As all students benefit from the improvement to grounds and facilities all parents are encouraged to attend.
Parent helpers are always welcome at Mother Teresa School. This can take the form of listening to students read; participating in craft activities; providing help during excursions and camps; assisting in sports activities, including the coaching and management of school sporting teams; and assisting with the many carnivals and special days held during the year. We are always looking for ways to include the talents of our wider community in our curriculum to enrich the learning of our students, so if you have skills or experiences you can share please contact your child's teacher.