At St Anne’s you will find and a vibrant and thriving community. Walking through the school you will see parents and grandparents supporting in the classrooms, sorting books in the library and organising different events for special days such as Mothers’ and Fathers' Day. There are whole school events which the community gather throughout the year such as the Feast of St Anne and St Joachim, our Grandparents and Special Friends' Day, Twilight Sports, Parents and Friends' Annual Events, and Hospitality masses to name a few.
St Anne's has an active Parents and Friends' Association which plays a vital role in organising fundraising, social and community events for the school. The Annual Dinner Dance is our main fundraiser and social event of the year. There are also the community events such as and Grandparents and Special Friends' Day, Foundation Welcome Drinks, Parish Picnics, Working Bees, Mothers' and Fathers' Day stalls and Twilight Sports.
The Parents and Friends' is an important voice of the parent community and great way to become involved in school life. All parents are invited to become involved.
There are many ways that you can be involved with school life at St Anne's. Parent help within and outside of the classroom is invaluable. Parent helpers work in the classrooms from foundation to year 6. Parents wishing to assist in the classrooms must undertake a school based parent helper course and have a Working with Children check.
Help is required with:
Adult helpers are invited to support classroom programs in the areas of Reading and Viewing, Writing and Speaking and Listening. This classroom support is vital, allowing the classroom teacher the opportunity to work closely with small groups.
The Literacy Leader offers Literacy Helper training each year The parent helpers program invites parents and grandparents to training. These sessions focus on assisting and supporting students in reading and viewing, writing and oral language.
Each class has parent representatives who assist in a range of ways to support communication and social contact between parents.
The class representatives assist in:
● the development of social network to help foster a sense of belonging and support
● providing pastoral care to families facing difficulties
● participation in charitable work within the wider community
● welcoming new families into the school community
● organising of annual special events.
Our Library is a busy place with a lot to do and regular parental help is essential to the smooth running of this resource.
Assistance is needed with:
● preparing the library for weekly borrowing for all classes
● repairs to current books and covering new books
● book fair
● Grandparents' Day.