Frequently Asked Questions

I don’t have much time to help at events - can I still come to meetings?

No Problem! We welcome as much or as little time as you may be able to offer in whatever capacity as you can manage.

I don’t have anything to ask - is there any point coming along to the meetings?

Absolutely! There is so much that is discussed and reported on that it is a treasure trove of information. You never know you may have a point of view to share after all!

What happens at a Parent Council Meeting?

The generally informal meetings follow a pre-arranged agenda but are open for all to participate. Meetings are held at the school at 7.15pm on various weeknights. We report on activities, points of business and school activities.

I don’t want to come to meetings but could help out at events - who should I contact?

If you would like to help out at any of our events then please contact any of our group members or send us a message via our facebook page. Flyers are regularly issued via the school appealing for assistance.

Do I need to be disclosed to help at events?

For certain events we do have a team of disclosed parents who attend but if the event is family orientated then no we welcome help from all. We just ask that you advise us of your intention to help prior to the event.

How can I find out what happened at the meeting if I can’t make it?

Obviously we are aware that it is not always possible to attend meetings so we try to communicate our activities by various means. We distribute newsletters and run our own Facebook page. Please send a message via our facebook page if you would like to be emailed a copy of the minutes.

If I get involved will i have to give up a lot of my free time to help?

You can offer whatever time you can spare and we will not pressure anyone to get involved. If you have a talent or skill that you would like to share or happy to offer home baking for an event then we welcome whatever you can manage.

I can’t come to the meeting - how can I raise an issue?

If you are unable to make a meeting and have a particular issue to address then please contact the school directly. The school has an open door policy and welcomes anyone who wishes to talk through anything at all. Every teacher is approachable and if you wish to discuss your child then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

I don’t know anyone and I’m nervous about coming along - what should I do?

We are a friendly bunch and everyone will make you feel very welcome. However we know that it can be intimidating and therefore please either make contact with one of the members. Maybe you can find someone you know on the Who We Are page?

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