Parent Engagement - Christian Brothers College

Parent Engagement

Parent engagement encompasses children’s learning at home, at school and in the community, recognising the cultural and social diversity of families and communities.

Family collaboration and connection are essential to the child’s academic and developmental growth. Our belief is that children can learn and that school and parent engagement is beneficial to your son’s education.  We have many ways for parents and caregivers to be involved with their son’s education.

Parents/Caregivers can become a member of one of our Ancillary Committees:

Friends of Music Committee

The Friends of Music Committee consists of parents both past and present of CBC who volunteer their time to support the music department with functions, fundraising and promoting the arts. The people involved are all very down-to-earth and friendly and have a lot of fun. Subcommittee meetings are formed if there is a big event to organise. Each meeting commences at 5.30pm in the Senior Campus Music Room and runs for approximately 90 minutes.

Parents and Friends Association

The Parents and Friends Association consists of parents both past and present of CBC who volunteer their time to support the College with functions and fundraising for the school. Large items they have purchased for the school include the new telescope and fitting out the canteen with new stainless steel bench tops and appliances. This Committee meets twice a term at the Senior Campus.

Rowing Auxiliary

The Rowing Auxiliary includes parents/carers of current CBC rowers and Old Collegians. The primary goals of the Rowing Auxiliary are to; raise funds to purchase equipment to support the operation of the CBC Rowing Program and support the Director of Rowing, where requested, in the operation of specific aspects of the Rowing Program.

To be involved in any of these committees, you need to have completed a Working with Children screening. For more information click here.

Other Activities

Coffee and Conversation Mornings at the Junior Campus

These mornings are held in our Performing Arts Centre (PAC) and run by our Junior Campus Counsellor. Coffee and Conversations begin at 9am, straight after drop off and will provide families an opportunity to stop and connect with other parents to discuss the successes and challenges related to raising children. These sessions will not have a topic as such, unless there is a common theme that begins to emerge through discussion. It is an open forum to share ideas and stories and not feel judged.  We all have different home, work, life situations but can benefit from coming together as a community. We will also investigate opportunities to have guest speakers to present as a chance to gain further knowledge and understanding.

Mum’s and Dad’s Night Out

Each term, a Mum and Dad’s night is organised where parents are able to go for dinner and socialise with other parents from the Junior Campus.

Junior Campus Assemblies and College Events

Parents are invited to attend our assemblies and events via SEQTA Direqt Messaging. These dates are also available on our College Calendar.