Our Community - School Community

There are many ways that parents can be involved in our welcoming and friendly school community. We encourage an active participation helping in the classrooms as well as joining our school committees.

The School Board

The School Board acts as a forum for discussion on matters concerning education and forward planning for the school and is responsible to the Parish Priest for its work. It brings together, in the spirit of co-operation, the Parish Priest, the Principal and representatives of parents and teachers. It is an avenue for informed advice to be shared. The School Board assists in the following: Ensuring the implementation of Diocesan Policies as stated from time to time; Assisting in the formulation of School Policies; Working in collaboration with the Parents and Friends Association; Encouraging school/community relationships and home/school interactions; Developing strategies for the local promotion of Catholic Education.

Parents and Friends

The Parents and Friends Association plays a very active role in providing funds for equipment in the school and in giving general support in a multitude of ways. By being an involved participant in the work of the Association, parents have the opportunity to meet other families in the school and enjoy the ownership and social contact that are a part of our vibrant community. It is a great way to be part of a caring family community. Activities that the Parents and Friends co-ordinate include: Family Fun Fair, Trivia Night, Tuck Shop, Fundraisers and School Banking.



Sports Committee

The St Philip's Sports Committee provides parent support in the organisation of sporting and other activities. As well as organising the annual School Sports Day, the committee undertakes school grounds maintenance.