Parent engagement

​​​Parents and​ Friends Association

​​The Parents & Friends Association is an integral part of the Catholic school community in the archdiocese and provides a formal structure for parents and others interested in the welfare of the students to plan and organise activities for the benefit of the school, and the ongoing development of students.

In particular the Parents & Friends Association: -

  • provides an avenue of support and information to aid the involvement of parents/carers in their children’s education and the school community
  • promotes the development of collaboration between parents/carers and school staff
  • promotes the principles of Catholic education and a distinctive Christian community/environment in the school
  • provides an opportunity to participate at school community, archdiocesan, state and national levels.

While other groups may be active within the life of the school, no group other than the Parents & Friends Association can represent the interests of the whole parent body at any school.

These associations endeavour to support school communities and improve the flow of information between parents and the peak bodies that represent parents and friends at state and national levels.  One way this occurs is by:

  • interpretation and dissemination of information to schools in the diocese
  • support and focus on parent involvement and development across the diocese 
  • support for the Federation of P&F Associations Queensland in pursuing school community concerns in the diocese.
  • provision of an advocacy service for school communities.

The peak body in Queensland of school P & F associations is Catholic School Parents Queensland

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​School boards​​​

​School boards demonstrate Brisbane Catholic Education’s commitment to good governance, and the importance of parent and community partnerships.

School boards enable parents, carers, guardians, staff, community members, parish priests and parishioners to participate on the peak participatory, advisory and consultative group to enhance leadership, wisdom and dialogue in school decision-making.

For more information about your school board please contact the school principal.