School Advisory Council

The School Advisory Council acts in an advisory capacity to assist the parish priest, school principal and other parish authorities on matters relating to the parish and St Mary’s School.


In particular, the School Advisory Council:

  • acts as an advisory body to the parish priest and principal, on matters concerning education in the parish
  • acts as a forum for discussion on matters concerning education in the school
  • provides a link between the parish priest, principal, teachers and parishioners in relation to the provision of Catholic education in the parish community, and
  • promotes community development by fostering a strong interrelationship between parish and the parish primary school, Catholic secondary colleges and pre-schools.


The board comprises of the parish priest, principal, vice-principal, parents of children attending the school, parishioners nominated by the parish priest, and other co-opted persons. The board meets at least once each school term. 


Parents and parishioners who are interested in joining are invited to speak with the principal or parish priest.  


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