Parents and Carers Partnering with the School

On Monday evening, interested parents and caregivers joined together with Bernadette Kay from Catholic School Parents Queensland and the school to begin our exploration of the development of a P&F charter. We began this process at the end of 2021 when we moved to a financial model of the P&F.

Bernadette spoke to us about the desire of parents and schools across Queensland to establish and/or refine ways to partner. In our 2023 world, things have changed. Whilst the original purpose of the P&F association was to partner with the school for the benefit of the students, in many cases, fundraising and the associated pressures became the focus. Whilst fundraising can be a part of this process – it doesn’t have to be the only way.

Bernadette spoke about different models operating in schools across Queensland. This sparked animated discussion around possible ways parents could engage to support the learning and teaching within the school. The excitement in the room was tangible.

A meeting has been planned on Tuesday, 21 March at 6:30pm for all parents and caregivers interested in joining us on this journey. Pre- readings and an information flyer will be sent out early next week.