Annual School Report
Parent / Community
St Margaret’s is a Parish school and has a strong commitment to the wider Parish. We have an active and vibrant parent community. We encourage our parents to be involved in our school in a range of ways and to take advantage of opportunities to become engaged in their child’s education.
Parents can be involved in the following ways :
- School Advisory Board Members (elected positions)
- Parents & Friends Association
- Parent helpers in classrooms
- Library assistance
- Attending incursions and excursions when necessary
- Guest speakers
We know that engaged parents help improve learning outcomes for students. In a busy world, SIMON provides parents with real time updates on student attendance and progress as well as detailed reporting to keep parents informed and engaged.
Parents access this information through the Parent Access Module and this is done without increasing the workload of teachers.
- Keep up to date with your children’s progress in real-time.
- Book your parent teacher interviews.
- Download official school reports.
- Access school documents, calendars and messages.
School Advisory Council
St Margaret’s is a school which operates with the consent of the Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne and is operated and governed by Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools Ltd (MACS). MACS governs and operates 292 Catholic schools in the Archdiocese to continue the mission of Catholic education to proclaim the Good News and equip our young people with the knowledge, skills and hope to live meaningful lives and enrich the world around them. Because the good work of educating the young is a co-responsible task led by every member of the Catholic school community, School Advisory Councils have been established to provide a crucial point of connection between the wider school community and school leaders. This governance model was designed to ease the administrative burden on our schools and parishes, allow parish priests to focus on the mission of education in the parish, enable greater collaboration between schools and ensure greater consistency in school policies and procedures.
The School Advisory Council consists of parents representatives, members of school leadership and the Parish Priest. The School Advisory Council meets at least six times a year and act as an advisory forum on matters pertaining to the life of the school. It is expected that school board members promote the Catholic Ethos of the school and support the development and promotion of school community.