I had the opportunity on Wednesday night along with Mrs Walters and Mrs Smith to head down to Catholic Schools Broken Bay to hear about the Diocesan vision for increasing family engagement within our schools. It was great to hear from Danny Casey, our Director of Schools who outlined the progress that had been made on the Towards 2025 Strategy and it was abundantly clear how much Danny values parent voice and how keen he is to drive family engagement across all schools. We also heard from Cath Garrett-Jones who is the Executive Director for Council of Catholic School Parents NSW/ACT. Cath is an exceptionally passionate advocate for inclusivity in schools and spoke about the need for the school and its families to work in partnership with the goal of bettering the educational outcomes for our children.
At St Brigid’s we are very keen to hear from our wider community. We appreciate that not everyone is able to be physically involved in the life of the College, but we do have a high expectation that you will be engaged with your child’s education. Our wonderful Parent Advisory Group is already considering ways we can build an even stronger community at St Brigid’s, and we will have more news on these initiatives in coming weeks. In the meantime, I encourage you to think of ways that you can show your child how much you value the importance of their education. It really can be as simple as staying up to date with Compass, reading College communications and sharing that with your child, reading for pleasure with your children, helping with homework, discussing College events, attending College functions or volunteering when opportunities arise.
Mr Paul Lynch