|St Josephs Primary School||
St Joseph's Primary School Red Cliffs
17 Fitzroy Avenue,
Red Cliffs, 3496.
Phone: 03 5024 1654
St Joseph’s is committed to developing and maintaining opportunities for parent and community participation in the education of their children. Our School Advisory Council and Community Club are two groups that parents can be involved in.
SCHOOL ADVISORY COUNCIL (SAC)
The St Joseph’s School Advisory Council is one way parents can become involved in trying to enhance the education of all children. It is an advisory body of the school that brings together priests, the Principal, staff and parents in a spirit of collaboration to realise the school’s vision and achieve its educational aims. The School Advisory Council may provide advice in areas such as school improvement and the development of policy.
The names of current members are placed on the office foyer notice board and the school newsletter. If you have concerns, or ideas for school improvement, please feel free to contact a council member and have him/her represent your views at a meeting. The council normally meets on the last Tuesday of each month at 7 pm in the school hall meeting room.
The Annual General Meeting is held in October each year to which all parents are invited to attend. You may wish to make yourself available for election as a parent representative on the School Advisory Council prior to this meeting.
Our Community Club is an organisation that offers opportunities to gather and become involved in the life of the school. All families belong to the ‘Community Club’ and are most welcome to have input into school activities, and to enjoy the friendship that is offered. The meetings are held on the last Wednesday of each month at 2.30pm in the Lunch Shed.
The Annual General Meeting is held in October each year to which all parents are invited to attend. You may wish to make yourself available for election as a parent representative on the Community Club prior to this meeting.
The Community Club group provides support for the school in areas such as:
Social functions for the school community
Each year the school will conduct various social events. Members of our school community will be sought to form the organising committee as a sub-committee of our Community Club.
Fundraising for particular needs in the school
The Community Club will conduct a number of fundraising ventures throughout the year to meet our local contribution targets and to implement specific educational needs of the school.
Into the future we hope to introduce a major fundraiser for our school.
Other fundraisers throughout the year organised through the Community Club might include raffles, stalls, food drives, canteen days and selling icy poles in the canteen at lunch during terms one and four.
Class Contact Program
Each class has a parent volunteer who acts as the Class Contact Person. These parents work with the class teachers to foster a personal link between home and school to help families feel more involved in school life. They do this by keeping the parents of that class informed of ways in which they can be involved in class activities (helping at school, excursions and unit Masses etc.)