Parental involvement

Parents are the key to the life of the school. 

St Matthew's values the role of parents and guardians as their children's first and foremost educators. We work in partnership with parents and guardians in the ongoing educative process and recognise the key role parents and guardians play in the education of their children, and their own participation in the life of the school.

Parent Volunteers

There are many ways parents can be involved at St Matthew's, including:

  • supporting school fundraising and initiatives
  • supporting classroom learning
  • attending working bees
  • assisting in the canteen
  • coaching teams and helping on excursions
  • fundraising and social events
  • working on special task forces and committees
  • involvement in the local parish community
    (liturgical, pastoral and social activities)


Good Samaritan Committee

St Matthew's also strongly encourages parents to become a member of our Good Samaritan Committee. The parent group:

  • actively promotes the mission, interests and public image of the school in particular and Catholic Education generally by bringing together parents, pupils, and school staff in a spirit of collaboration and close co-operation.

  • promotes activities to raise funds which assist and support the school to acquire learning resources and keep buildings and grounds in good order.

  • provides opportunities for the school, parents, staff and other parishioners to come together to celebrate and socialise so as to build a strong and harmonious community spirit.

  Click here to view the Memorandum of understanding


Demonstrate to your children that volunteering is a good thing

Every single one of us can help in a small or large capacity.
Register your interest today in getting involved at the school as a parent volunteer, a Good Samaritan Committee member or both!


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Volunteer Training

We welcome the contribution volunteers make to the life of our school.

As we are committed to keeping students safe, all volunteers in schools are required to complete the building child safe communities undertaking form and child protection training module before volunteering. These checks reduce potential risk and forms part of our strategy to build child safe communities.

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