Parental Involvement

Parents and the Catholic School​

‘... parents must be acknowledged as the first and foremost educators of their children. Their role as educators is so decisive that scarcely anything can compensate for their failure in it’
[ Gravissimun Educationis ]

 ‘... the renewal of the Catholic School must give special attention both to the parents of the pupils and to the formation of a perfect educating community’
[ Familiaris Consortio ]


Home - School Liaison
The education of each child is a joint responsibility that is greatly enhanced by maximum co-operation of all involved. The staff of Our Lady of Good Counsel is aware of their responsibility and endeavour to foster a meaningful and helpful liaison with the parents of each child. Therefore parents are:-


  • Expected to attend parent-teacher meetings to meet their child’s teacher and be familiar with class/school policy, procedures and programs.
  • Encouraged to make an appointment to see the teacher whenever they feel it is necessary - outside class times.
  • Invited and encouraged to join in celebrations of class/school liturgies, special events and sports days.
  • Requested to join programs where the school and/or teachers assist them in their role as the first educators of their children.
  • Encouraged to come along to the monthly meetings of the P & F and support organised activities.
  • Requested to read newsletters and news updates from the school to keep informed of activities and policies.
  • Encouraged to communicate anything that may be helpful in understanding and caring for their child. They will be assured that confidential matters remain that way.
  • Reminded that the school exists for their children and that full support of philosophy, policy and procedures will benefit all.
  • ​Asked to assist teachers in whatever ways they can - especially in developing curricula and working with the staff to provide the best education we can offer the children.