We Need You!

Parent engagement is a vital part of our Saint Sebastian’s Community.  Without our parent group, we would not function as a school. We are grateful to be gifted with an amazing parent body who work tirelessly to support the school in the education of our children. Our Parents and Friends Committee work alongside the school to provide funds to support a range of school needs; our school laptops, our presbytery upgrade and school sign, are just a small sample of the ways the school has been supported. Our Year 5 and 6 student leaders attend a biennial trip to Sydney and Canberra as part of the curriculum. This event also is supported by our P&F who assist to reduce the costs for parents.  Student participation in some of our sporting events has been made possible through the work of our parent body support.

Our Parents and Friends are always looking for new support. Meetings are welcoming and informative and run for around an hour and a half. If you haven’t already, we encourage you to make the first step to become involved. They are held from 6:30pm in the staffroom on the third Tuesday of each month, unless notified otherwise.
If meetings can’t be attended then please feel free to help in other ways. Our fabulous mother’s Day High Tea was supported by a band of helpers and participants and a funfilled afternoon was had by all. We have our up and coming fete on 14 October and all hands will need to be on deck to support this event. Helpers are required in the tuckshop through serving the students, or by assisting to provide home baked treats. Sausage sizzle Friday would not be able to continue without parent support. (On this note, we thank you for your response to last week’s call out for help-the money was balanced and more parents have volunteered- this is an ongoing need, however). Teachers are regularly looking for assistance in the classrooms, or maybe you can contribute to our Care and Concern group through the occasional provision of a meal for a family who might be in need of a helping hand.
So, what is it I am saying? We need you. I firmly believe that the joy you take from any experience is related directly to the effort that you put in. This includes involvement in community. We understand that many parents work and have busy lives. That has become the norm in 2018. But there are many ways you can help. Even if you are free for one sausage sizzle a year, we encourage you to put your hand up. Your child will love having you visit. Our community will welcome you but most importantly, the benefit you make to the function of the entire community will be vital.