School Parent Representative Bodies


Parent representative bodies exist to support Catholic schools to achieve their mission of enabling all students to experience the fullness of life. Catholic school parent representative bodies provide a unique opportunity for collaboration and help contribute to a thriving school community. Parent representative bodies provide a forum where parents/carers can:

  • Interact with one another and school staff
  • Be informed about the school's educational mission and goals
  • Contribute to the community
  • Provide feedback and input

A number of different models of parent representative bodies operate within Catholic schools in the Lismore diocese, yet all models seek to provide an opportunity to strengthen relationships between families and schools. Some of the different types of parent representative bodies operating within our Catholic schools include:

  • Parish School Forum
  • Parents and Friends Association
  • Parent Groups

All parents are encouraged to support the parent representative body operating within their school by:

  • Considering becoming a member of the body
  • Keeping updated about the work of the parent body through reports published in newsletters and school websites
  • Supporting the work of the parent representative body by attending community events, supporting fundraising initiatives and committing time and energy to community projects where possible.

Find out more about your school’s parent representative body.