Parental involvement

Parents and caregivers of Loyola students are encouraged to be active in our community and are considered valuable partners in our mission of Catholic education. Input and feedback from the families of our students is encouraged and respected.


At Loyola we embrace our students and their families as part of a warm, caring, Catholic community. We foster a collaboration among our students, parents, teachers and administrative staff for active participation in the local church community, through the experience of creative and prayerful liturgies and active commitment to works of justice and charity.

During the year a number of workshops are held for parents to highlight areas such as: HSC and your child; helping your child develop study habits and patterns; adolescent psychology and spirituality; moral and ethical issues; aspects of social justice; networking with organisations in the Mount Druitt region.


How you can get involved

Examination Supervisors

Loyola invites parents to assist with the supervision of the four examination blocks held each year. This gives students experience at sitting for examinations without their teacher’s being present. This also allows teachers time for marking and lesson and assessment preparation. A letter outlining the opportunities will be sent early Term 1.

Adult Education/Faith Development

In order to maximise the use of the schools' facilities, it is anticipated that there would be a number of opportunities offered throughout the year in the areas of Adult Education and Faith Development.

Issues to be addressed would include: aspects of the HSC and your child; helping your child develop study habits and patterns; adolescent psychology and spirituality; moral and ethical issues; aspects of social justice; networking with organisations in the Mount Druitt region.

Tutors/Advisers/Coaches

It may be that parents with expertise and time available will be able to assist our students with specialist tutoring, remedial tuition, employment preparation, job-seeking skills, sports coaching. Parents involved in coaching or tutoring at Loyola will be required to undertake mandatory child protection screening.

Fundraising

A number of fundraising ventures will be undertaken next year for which parents' assistance and support will be invited.


Building Child Safe Communities

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta is committed to keeping students safe at all CEDP schools, Catholic Out of Schools Hours Care, Catholic Early Learning Centres and Trade Training Centres. Implementing a variety of practices that reduces potential risk forms part of our strategy to build child safe communities.

All volunteers and contractors are required to complete a form and brief online module that outlines expectations in relation to behaviour and determines the suitability of volunteers and contractors by requiring you to declare you do not have a criminal history involving children. Please follow the appropriate links below.