Catholic Education South Australia

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

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.


Parents and Friends

The Parents & Friends Association (P&F) aims to build community and offers a support function for the school and a social contact base for parents.

The vibrant P&F works actively to support the school through co-ordinating and organising functions and fundraising ventures throughout the year such as Family Fun Nights and Gala Events.

The P&F welcomes anyone who wishes to actively support our school. Open meetings are held once a term and the atmosphere is social and light-hearted.  Discussion is around the varied ways the committee can further support the Principal, Staff and Students in the building of a strong school community.

Please contact the Office for more information.

Parents and Friends

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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