As a Catholic learning community, St Justin's strives to be welcoming and connected, supporting the engagement of parents as partners in their children’s learning and wellbeing, and their involvement in the life and community of the school and parish.
Parent engagement is more than volunteering and helping out at the school. While we value any contribution you can make to school life, we understand that work and family commitments can make it difficult to be involved in an ongoing way. However, you can still engage in your child’s learning and wellbeing by supporting and/or attending:
You can also engage in your child’s learning and wellbeing simply by working with the school to create a stimulating and supportive environment for them both at school and home – working together collaboratively to connect both learning environments.
This is best achieved when parents and school work in partnership to encourage positive and respectful relationships, regular and meaningful communication about children’s progress and development, and a consistent positive attitude to learning, education and school life. Get to know your child’s teacher and other staff – this is a great way to build this most important relationship!
If you are able, St Justin's welcomes any parents and carers who may be able to volunteer at the school. Parent and carer volunteers are a valued support base for our school, assisting staff to provide a range of high-quality opportunities to promote the learning, wellbeing and growth of students.
Some ways you may be involved could include:
Please note: Given our commitment to safeguarding children, volunteers who currently hold a Volunteer Working with children check (WWCC) can provide details to school via correct forms. If parent volunteers do not have a WWCC, they must complete the WWCC Declaration. Information and forms can be found on the CEDoW website.
The Parents & Friends (P&F) Association is the formal parent forum for St Justin's.
The new committee for each year will be published by the end of Term 1 via the school newsletter, and also on our website.
All parents and families are invited to become involved with the P&F, who work collaboratively with the school and parish about matters that affect your child at school, as well as general issues about school life including social events, fundraising and community building.
All parents are invited and very welcome to attend the P&F meetings, which are held once a term or as required. Details of the meetings will be communicated via the school newsletter.
If you can’t attend meetings there will be other opportunities to support the work of the P&F throughout the year.
To contact our P&F& Executive, please email email@example.com
Parents wishing to join the official school’s P&F Facebook group are asked to join here. This is where we share school information, ask questions, sell uniforms etc. Please refer to the conditions of using the group on the homepage. It is a positive parent information and reminder group.
You will have to answer 3 questions in order to be approved to join the group. If you have requested to join without answering the questions, you need to delete your request and start again by sending in a new request or it won’t approve you.