In 2021, St Mary's parent community voted to move to a Parent Engagement Group (PEG). 

Meetings are open to all parents and friends of children at St Mary’s Primary School. The PEG model continues important fundraising, however the focus of this association is to be a valuable consultative and advisory group to assist and support the Principal and school. The Principal reserves the right of the final decision in matters relating to the latter but nevertheless greatly values the opinions of the parent body. 

In addition to promoting the general school aims, parents are involved in our school in practical ways:

  • Social events are arranged to include all families
  • Fundraising (to help provide up-to-date resources and technology)
  • Decisions on allocation of funds (in consultation with the Principal and staff)
  • Maintenance and improvements to school buildings and resources 

Parent involvement ensures that the school remains well-equipped and that every child’s education benefits. Attendance and participation in the many and varied activities of the PEG will give parents a valuable insight to the operations and routines of not only St Mary’s but also of the Catholic education system in general.

You will find that meetings are enjoyable, informal and a good way of meeting other parents. We offer PEGs at various times to be able to engage as many people as possible. Dates and times are advertised in the school newsletter and are published on Compass.

We hope to see you there!