Parent Partnerships and Involvement

We value partnerships with our parents

Our parents are encouraged to be involved - not just by the school but also by their children

There are many informal and formal ways that parents, grandparents and carers can be involved in the school community.  We welcome your involvement, as it strengthens links between the school and home and develops a sense of community within the school through:

  • School Board
  • Parents and Friends Association 
  • Canteen                                                  
  • Sporting activities
  • Fundraising and social events                                     
  • Library Resource Centre                                   
  • Classroom volunteers
  • Excursion volunteers
  • Uniform Shop                                          
  • Class Representatives
  • Classroom Reading

Parents and Friends

The Parents and Friends Committee is a group of dedicated volunteers who work together to support the school by organizing events, fundraising, and promoting community involvement. Members have the opportunity to collaborate with other parents, staff, and community members to enhance the school environment and contribute to the educational experiences of all students. Being a part of this committee is a great way to make a meaningful impact in our school community.

School Board

The School Board of St Joseph’s School operates in accordance with guidelines established by the South Australian Commission for Catholic Schools.

Its functions are to ensure that the school fulfils its Christian education responsibility, to give leadership through broad policy development, and to administer finances.  This latter task requires the Board to account for all income, which is from four main sources; school fees and charges, government grants, fundraising and gifts.  All expenditure incurred on behalf of the school must be approved by the Board.  Membership of the School Board consists of the Parish Priest, Principal, six elected parents, elected representatives of the Parish Pastoral Council, Parents and Friends representative and teachers, and any appointed members as deemed necessary from time to time.

Parent representatives are elected at the Annual General Meeting during Term 1 of each year and meetings are held monthly. School Board members are nominated by the school community to be a part of the School Board.

Friends of Music

Our Friends of Music Committee is a dedicated group of parent volunteers who are passionate about fostering and nurturing the school's thriving music program. By joining this committee, you can help shape the direction of the music program and contribute to the enhancement of our students' musical education.

Catholic School Parents South Australia

Catholic School Parents South Australia (CSPSA) promotes and supports parents and families by providing a voice for education and issues which affect their children.

CSPSA is an advocate for the families, parents and carers of children in Catholic schools, Catholic early learning centres and pre-schools.

The organisation believes that:

  • All children have the opportunity to access a quality education, allowing each child to reach his or her potential; and
  • School and family collaboration is essential to successful spiritual, academic and developmental growth.

CSPSA aims to build an environment where parents can be empowered to take an active role as the primary educators of their children.

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Sports Team Coach

Parents with a passion for sports and a desire to share their knowledge can volunteer to coach one of our sports teams. By doing so, they contribute to the physical, social, and emotional development of our students. Parent coaches help organize practices, develop skills, and foster a sense of teamwork and sportsmanship among the players.

Parent Rep

Nominating as a parent representative provides an opportunity to build connections within the school community. Parent reps organise outside-of-school events, such as Class playdates, parent dinners, and other social gatherings, to help families get to know each other better. This role encourages a supportive network among parents and fosters a strong sense of belonging for both students and their families.

Volunteer for your child's class

Families can get involved by attending excursions, helping out in the classroom, and listening to children read. This support not only enhances learning experiences but also strengthens the bond between parents, teachers, and students.