Catholic Education South Australia

Parent Community

Parents are encouraged to involve themselves in the life of the college community as fully as their family circumstances allow. The family and the college form a partnership to make the most of the learning opportunities offered to young people. Involvement in college activities sends a very clear message to our children about the priority we place on their education.

There are a variety of ways in which parents are able to contribute to the college community and it is understood that family and work circumstances will dictate the extent of involvement. Some of these ways could include:

  • Joining the Parents and Friends executive committee;
  • Lending a hand at events such as our Primary Disco, Whyalla Show Food Stall or Pancake Day
  • Attending the college AGM
  • Nominating to be a Board member
  • Serving on sub-committees of the Board i.e Finance, Policy, OSHC, Uniform or P&F
  • Attending assemblies, liturgies, Masses or celebrations 
  • Assisting in Primary classrooms
  • Assisting with class excursions or volunteering to escort a teacher who travels with a school groups 
  • Offering your time working at the canteen


Parents and Friends

All parents are automatically members of the Parents and Friends Association (P&F).  Core roles of the P&F are:

  • To build community spirit through planning events for students, staff and parents
  • To gather together groups to assist in student events
  • To be a forum where parents can air their views, concerns and ideas with other parents 
  • To raise funds to provide special material support for college developments.
  • To provide representatives on sub-committees of the College Board, canteen, and development of future educational directions.

Our parent community also benefit from the college's affiliation with the Federation of Catholic School Parent Communities, a body that represents the interests of parents of Catholic schools. Their website ( has a wealth of information to support parents through the different stages of their child's education from starting Reception, through transitioning to high school and finally their last year of schooling in Year 12.