Our School Community
SCHOOL ADVISORY COUNCIL
The School is supported by the School Advisory Council. Its aim is to advise and assist the the Governing Authority, the Principal and staff on matters pertaining to the running of the school. Whilst this is not a governance role, this group has a vital role to play in the effective running of the school and in building community between the school and parent community.
Meetings are held in the third and seventh week of each term, on a Tuesday night @ 6.00pm.
2019 SAC MEMBERS:
Mrs Lynsey Deer: Chair
Mrs Kara Cunningham: Vice-Chair/ Community Team Rep
Mrs Megan Harrington: Secretary/ Community Team Rep
Mr Joshua Mace: Building & Grounds Rep
Mrs Emma Coburn: Parish Rep
Ms Jo Cameron
2018 Annual Report
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ST MARY'S COMMUNITY TEAM
As a sub-committee to the School Advisory Council, the St Mary's Community Team is made up of volunteer parents from the school. At least one member of this team also sits on the SAC and reports back to this group in relation to Community team projects.
The St Mary's Community Team meets at least twice a term, usually on the second and sixth week of each term on Tuesday, straight after the close of school at 3.15pm. This group works to to organise community and/or fundraising events to support the school community.
All parents are welcome to join and become involved in the St Mary's Community Team.
The Committee organises many events such as the School Fete, Mother's Day Stall, Father's Day Breaky and other events throughout the year.
2019 COMMUNITY TEAM MEMBERS:
Mrs Jess Marsh: Chairperson
Ms Natalie Louder: Vice Chair
Mrs Megan Harrington: Secretary/ SAC Rep
Ms Samantha Dunks: Treasurer
Mrs Kara Cunningham: SAC Rep
Involvement in school activities as a parent is a great way to support your child and their classmates. Parents of students at St Mary's are welcome to participate in school programs and to be involved in their children's learning experiences by using their own personal skills and talents. Schools that welcome parent help are generally the most effective.
Involvement as a parent helper also increases parent's understanding of how children learn and the different ways they are taught.
Parents can be involved in school activities in many ways, such as:
As a Child Safe School, all volunteers must complete the SMART (St Mary's Assistant Readiness Training) program which is held at the start of the year. This enables to provide information to parents on how they can best support the school and allow us ensure the highest levels of child safety.
‘learning for all, fairness for all, compassion for all’