School Advisory Councils provide the opportunity for collaboration within a school environment between members of the school community to actively support Catholic education and the school’s Catholic identity, assisting in realising the school’s vision and educational aims.
Catholic school communities are built on positive relationships. There are many parents, grandparents, carers and other community members who regularly volunteer in Catholic schools. Being a volunteer is essential for building positive school community and engaging families in developing the culture within your school.
CSPV believe that parent engagement in education can thrive if pre-service teachers are introduced to working in partnership with parents during their training. The relationships between teachers and parents is essential for engagement and supporting children's learning.
Over 40 years of research has shown that parent engagement is essential to improving the learning and opportunities for children. CSPV provides resources aimed at increasing awareness of the importance of parent engagement for schools and to provide further opportunities to engage parents in learning.