The Parent Club and the School Advisory Council are both drawn from the school community, both are accountable to the Principal for their operation and both have their own spheres of influence.
In general terms, the Parent Club works at enriching our school life through organizing fundraising and social activities and the School Advisory Council works on the management of the school and policy development.
All parents are members of the Parent Club by virtue of enrolment. The Parent Club raises funds to assist in the Local Contribution which is all the money that the school needs to find each year to put in to the budget. Traditionally, the Local Contribution is made up of School Fees, Donations and Fundraising.
The Parent Club meets at least once per term and all parents are welcome to attend.
The Canteen operates as sub-group of the Parent Club.
Parents also organize events for the children such as the Mothers’ and Fathers’ Day stalls, the Easter raffle and the Kids’ Disco. As it is the School Advisory Council that endorses the Budget, the Parent Club is accountable to the School Advisory Council for raising funds to go toward the Local Contribution. It is the Parent Club that the School Advisory Council empowers to take responsibility for this fundraising. The School Advisory Council is the group charged with assisting the principal in policy development and review, financial management and school maintenance. It consists of elected parent representatives and meets each term.
ST PATRICK'S PARISH PRIMARY SCHOOL 119 Drummond Street South Ballarat VIC 3350
Postal Address: PO Box 82W, Ballarat West VIC 3350