Community and Family Engagement


The focus of the St Mary’s CaFE is to:

  • Build a strong sense of community and belonging for parents and families
  • Provide social activities/events for parents
  • Promote parent involvement in whole school and classroom activities
  • Invite guest speakers to our school for topics such as curriculum updates, wellbeing and child safety
  • Provide links to community groups where possible

For the CaFE to run authentically some of our parents volunteer to be St Mary’s parent grade representatives. The role of parent grade representatives is:

  • To provide a positive link between the CaFE and the Grade, strengthening communication for all parents
  • To welcome new families to the school
  • To promote CaFE activities within the Grade
  • To promote the school community in a positive manner both within and outside the school
  • To direct any concerns to the school through the appropriate channels
  • To make yourself contactable to parents in the grade eg a mobile number, email address or ask for a note to be sent to the school

If you are interested in becoming a CaFE grade representative please contact the school office. It is a wonderful opportunity to get to know the parents and carers of the children in your child’s year and it is also an opportunity to make a difference to families who are new to the school.