All families at St Mary Magdalen's have the opportunity to be involved in the life of the community through involvement in various capacities including:
Parent and Teacher Meetings to discuss learning growth
Parents have the opportunity to meet with teachers each term at St Mary Magdalen's to discuss your child's learning.
During first term, you are invited to share with your child's new teacher in a conversation style meeting so we can get to know your family.
Following meetings in term 2, 3 and 4 are three way dialogue/conversation where your child is able to share their learning with you and the teacher shares feedback on your child's progress. You are invited to ask questions and provide feedback during these meetings.
Should you wish to make a time to talk with your child's teacher at other times, we welcome you to organise an appropriate time by making an appointment.
Parents and carers are welcome to volunteer throughout the year for events, to assist on special days or to assist teachers with various activities.
Classroom helpers are welcome also and will be provided with designated tasks to carry out while assisting the teacher and students. Keep your eye out for a notice in our newsletter calling for volunteers at the beginning of the year.
All volunteers need to have a Working With Children Card and present it to the office for recording.
To apply for a WWC, go to https://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/
Parents and Friends
Parents and Friends group is an opportunity to assist the school with fundraising, providing fun activities and events for students and their families as well as building positive school culture of an inclusive, welcoming and warm community.
Some of the recent events organised by our Parents and Friends group include:
St Mary Magdalen's School Fete
All P&F fundraising money this year goes directly to our school for kid’s Library books and technology devices! Look out in the newsletter for opportunities to join or support the fundraising efforts of the Parents and Friends.
Parish Education Board
Parish Education Boards (PEB) are advisory bodies that are an important expression of the educational partnership that exists between parents, schools, parishes and the wider community to support all students.
While the provision of a school environment that supports the Catholic ethos is largely the responsibility of the parish priest, principal and the school staff, Parish Education Boards play a significant role in supporting the spiritual and educational welfare of students.
The Parish Education Board at St Mary Magdalen's is an opportunity for parents to advise the school on various areas related to the improvement of the school. The board is made up of the Parish Priest, Principal and several parents who have uniques skills, strengths and knowledge to contribute to the school.
If you are a current parent and you would like to join as a member of the Parish Education Board, please contact our secretary on 9807 0315.
Support for families
The Men's Club
Throughout the year there are many opportunities to attend events at the school to enable us to continue to strengthen support for our learning community. Once a month on a Friday evening we have a Men's Club to support the special men in the lives of our children to support each other. Watch our video below to learn more about how you can be involved in the Men's Club.
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