Parents as Partners

Let’s work together!

Santa Sophia Catholic College acknowledges that parents and caregivers are the primary educators of their child. It is the mission of the college to form strong partnerships with all parents and caregivers to work together in helping all students grow and be the best version of themselves.

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Parents at Sanbta Sophia Catholic College



The college has a number of initiatives designed to form partnerships with families to help support the academic growth of their children, including




Digital work samples

Parents/caregivers of primary school children will be sent weekly samples of their child’s work in a variety of subjects via the Seesaw App.

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Digital portfolios

Parents/caregivers of secondary students will have access to their child’s digital portfolio to monitor their child’s achievements and ‘next steps to improve’ in all subjects. The portfolios are updated daily giving parents/caregivers access to real-time twenty-four-seven reporting.

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Parent Education Network (PEN)

The PEN will normally meet twice each term - in Week 3 and in Weeks 8-10.

In Week 3, we will hold a general meeting open to all parents and carers. Prior to the meeting, you will be invited to complete a ‘Have Your Say’ survey which will help inform the topics to be addressed by the Principal and the Heads of Schools.

In Weeks 8-10, we will hold another PEN meeting open to all parents and carers where an expert speaker will be invited to address topics identified by parents.


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Santa Sophia Connect Facebook LIVE events

These focus on a variety of topics (digital technology, wellbeing and anxiety, helping your child with literacy and numeracy at home). At the start of the year we survey our parents on topics which would be valuable for them - and this forms the basis of the topics for the sessions. Parents can join in LIVE and ask questions during the session or watch the replay. You can find previous sessions on our Facebook Page or our Youtube channel.

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School Events

During the year we have many opportunities for parents to be involved in school events such as carnivals, Masses and other celebrations. We encourage our parents to attend where possible so we can grow as a whole school community with students, teachers and parents.

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Social Media

Regular snapshots of the great learning at Santa Sophia on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.




Parent Online Membership

All families at the College are offered a FREE premium "Happy Families" membership with Dr Justin Coulson, providing access to an online portal filled with regularly updated videos, articles and webinars on various topics. They can also participate in LIVE webinars and Q and A sessions with Dr Justin Coulson.

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Parent Library

This is available on our website where parents can access relevant articles on various topics to assist them in their parenting

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We welcome the contribution volunteers make to the life of our school

As we are committed to keeping students safe, all volunteers in schools are required to complete the building child safe communities undertaking form and child protection training module before volunteering. These checks reduce potential risk and forms part of our strategy to build child safe communities.

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Santa Sophia has a supportive and welcoming community and we look forward to you joining us!