St Vincent’s values parental involvement and participation. St Vincent’s is well known for its strong community spirit and commitment to enrolling the whole family. Parents are always welcome to St Vincent’s and are encouraged to become actively involved in their child’s school life. Our community is continually looking for ways to support families and students on their journey through primary school.
Engage with Us
At St Vincent’s we know that parent engagement in their child’s education is about parents and carers, schools and communities working together to ensure that every parent can play a positive role in their child's learning, school community, sport, and social life. Our aim is to make parent engagement as easy as possible and support parents and carers in being connected with their child's learning and school.
Here are just some of the ways that you can become involved. Please contact your child’s teacher or the office to find out more information:
- Joining us for Masses and Assemblies
- Participating in social events
- Nominating to be part of the School Community Council
- Volunteering to help out in the classroom
- Helping out in the canteen
- Covering books
- Assisting teachers with making classroom resources
- Assisting us on excursions
- Helping at Sporting activities and carnivals
- Assistance in the library
- Working Bees
- Joining in events organised by class coordinators
The Community Council is made up of elected parents, parish and staff members. We have an active Community Council who take a keen interest in forward planning for the whole of the school community. The role of the Community Council is to work closely with the Principal to support the mission of Catholic Education at St Vincent’s. It provides particular support in the development of the Catholic ethos, pastoral care, financial matters, strategic planning and the promotion of the school in the local community.
It has a major role to play as a parent forum, in developing the community of parents, students and staff, and in fundraising for resources to support the school in its work with students. The Community Council takes this role seriously and seeks input through the year from the general parent community to help inform its decisions.
Our 2018 Community Council consists of:
Fr Simon Falk
Louise Georgiadis / Deanna Pallen
Parent help and assistance is always welcome! Regular assistance in the classroom is organised by teachers if required and there are a variety of possible options to suit all volunteers.
In line with mandatory ACT legislation all volunteers who works with students are required to have a Working With Vulnerable People card. Parents, grandparents, friends are able to register for their card (registration is free) through Access Canberra. Click here for the Access Canberra website