Parent Info

Parents and the Catholic School

‘... parents must be acknowledged as the first and foremost educators of their children. Their role as educators is so decisive that scarcely anything can compensate for their failure in it’

[ Gravissimun Educationis ]

We encourage parents to be involved in the school life of St Andrew’s. Some of the ways parents can support the education of their children is through:
  • Classroom Support in all Key Learning Areas
  • ​​School Liturgies & Celebrations
  • Sports Carnivals
  • Parent Information Evenings
  • Working Bees
  • Tuckshop
  • Community Association
  • Pastoral Care Parents

​Pastoral Care Program

St Andrew’s recognises and values its Benedictine ethos. We work to provide a welcoming atmosphere where care and concern for others is paramount to the spirit of our school community. Our Pastoral Care Parent Program aims to work with class teachers to contribute to building this spirit of Making Jesus Real by coordinating a caring class response in times of family need and organising social gatherings. 

Parish Sacramental Program

In accordance with the Archdiocesan Sacramental Policy the Parish is "responsible for, and ultimately involved in, the Sacramental preparation and presentation of students". The students are properly instructed for sacramental reception through the use of the Religious Education Guidelines here at school. It is the parents' responsibility to enrol their students in the appropriate Parish Sacramental Program. The St William’s Grovely Parish Sacramental Coordinator can be contacted on (07) 3354 1826. ​