The Parents’ Council in St. Mary’s College exists to represent, support and enhance parents’ interests in their child’s journey through their secondary school years at St. Mary’s College. Apart from essential but minimal fundraising, the Parents’ Council holds events of interest to parents of teenagers. In October, leading psychologist and author, Dr. Tony Humphreys gave a talk on the complex issues our teenagers face and how they can be affected by what we might often consider “normal” occurrences. It was a very useful and enlightening talk.
Another important feature of the Parents’ Council is that it provides a platform for the parent body to contribute their views and suggestions – where appropriate – to policy issues within the school. They made a major submission to the Advisory Board of Studies which covered areas of interest and concern to parents including assessment, exam performance, homework, communication and subject choice. This involvement fosters mutual understanding and respect between the school and parents.
Above all, St. Mary’s Parents’ Council depends on the support and goodwill of all parents – especially in helping out on the Flag Day, the Christmas Draw and the Annual Car Boot Sale.
New members are always welcome and diversity is encouraged. Remember, being involved does not take up much time and it benefits you and your child greatly. For more information or to talk to a Parents’ Council member please contact the school office.