We believe that parents who enrol their child at St Nicholas, do so because they want their child to be educated in the Catholic faith and will be supportive of our policies.
We encourage parents to be supportive of the teachers and to become involved in school activities. This can be demonstrated in a positive way by contributing time and physical help to the school in some of the following activities:
- participating in the Parent group
- assisting at social events
- assisting in specific learning programs, e.g. reading helpers
- assisting at excursions
- assisting at sport carnivals
- assisting in the school canteen
- attending parent education workshops
- attending student led conferences
- attending whole school assemblies
- attending whole school events, e.g. Book parade, Easter hat Parade
- attending Masses and Liturgies
All parents who wish to be involved must first complete the Building Child Safe Communities Course and declaration first.
The Parent Group is the representative group of all families in the school. All parents are welcome to be part of the group and are invited to attend meetings once per term.
These meetings are an opportunity for parents to discuss fundraising initiatives, listen to input from the school leadership team and help make decisions about our school community.
The Parent Group committee includes a chairperson and a class parent representative from each stage.
Working with Children
Building Child Safe Communities – Undertakings for contractors and volunteers - New procedures for all schools, COSHCs and CELCs.
CEDP recognises that volunteers and contractors provide enhanced opportunities for students.
As such, all volunteers and contractors are required to complete an online undertaking form confirming their agreement to behave in a manner that is appropriate for a Catholic school, COSHC or CELC setting. This form also seeks to determine the suitability of volunteers and contractors by requiring confirmation that they do not have a criminal history involving children. These forms are available on the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta website.