Parental Engagement

At Whitefriars Catholic School we work in partnerships with parents to support their child's learning and wellbeing.

We do these in a variety of ways. Some of which include:

Meet the Teacher nights

Each year parents are invited to meet their child's new teacher and to learn more about their child's learning for the year.

Learning Conversations

Children, parents and teachers have two formal opportunities to discuss the learning progress.  Learning conversations are held in Term 1 and Term 3. The child is present during these conversations to develop their ability to reflect upon their learning. Other opportunities to discuss your child's learning can also be organised through parent or teacher request.

Masses and Liturgies

Parents and family members are encouraged to join their class for Masses and Liturgies.


Parents and family members are also encouraged to join us for assemblies once a fortnight on Wednesday afternoon from 2.10 pm to 2.50 pm in the Mary MacKillop Centre.

Catholic School Parent SA

Catholic School Parents South Australia (CSPSA) promotes and supports parents and families by providing a voice for education and issues which affect their children.

CSPSA is an advocate for the families, parents and carers of children in Catholic schools, Catholic early learning centres and pre-schools. 

The organisation believes that:

  • All children have the opportunity to access a quality education, allowing each child to reach his or her potential; and
  • School and family collaboration is essential to successful spiritual, academic and developmental growth.

CSPSA aims to build an environment where parents can be empowered to take an active role as the primary educators of their children.

Visit the CSPSA website.