Family Involvement

St Columba Anglican School works in partnership with our families to give our students care and attention to assist in the development of their confidence - one of the foundations for learning success. An effective education is only achieved in partnership with the home. SCAS has an active school community and warmly welcomes the involvement of parents and carers in classroom, sport, co-curricular and community activities and programs.  Active parent groups, such as the SCAS Parents & Friends Association, work to support the school and raise money for many important and worthwhile facilities.  In Primary School, Grandparents' Day is held each year where grandparents are invited to spend the morning in their grandchild's class.

Class Parent Program
The School's Class Parent program is also a great way to become involved in school life and to get to know other parents at the school. The key role of a class parent is to provide a link between the school, teachers, the P&F and parents. Some of the duties of a class parent would include welcoming new parents to the school, setting up a contact details list to enable parents and students to contact one another for school related issues and organising a get-together once or twice a year so that parents and students can mix socially.

Friends of Music at SCAS
The St Columba Friends of Music is a group of parents and friends who share a love of music and want to provide support for the activities of the Music Program at SCAS. Membership is open to all supporters of the Music Program. The Friends of Music assist in organisation of music events, catering, publicity and fundraising to support musical activities. Each year they host An Evening of Fine Music and Food event in the School Chapel, featuring outstanding HSC soloists and small ensembles. A family day at Bago Vineyard "Magical Music @ Bago" is also organised by the Friends in March each year. For more information, please contact the Friends of Music.

SCAS.FAN - Family Aid Network
SCAS.FAN is an informal network of school volunteers who have offered to help when members of our school community need a little support during times of ill-health, fatigue, employment difficulties, family crisis or bereavement. Volunteers can help with transport to and from school or to after school activities, arrange to meet and have a cup of coffee and a chat, organise a meal or some home help such as ironing or mowing, or even arrange an evening's respite by organising a sleepover for the family's children in a school friend's home. A number of SCAS community members have already volunteered and are providing their help to families who are in need of assistance. If you would like to place your name on our list of volunteers, please send us an email with the type of assistance you are able to provide. If you are a member of the SCAS community in need of assistance of any kind, contact us and we will arrange to meet with you and organise help and support. All requests will be treated in the strictest of confidence. Please consider volunteering as a member of SCAS.FAN and help us build a sense of belonging in our school community.

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