Parents as Partners
Learn how you can help support your child’s learning.
Santa Sophia acknowledges parents and carers as each student’s most influential, primary and essential educators.
We encourage parents to be actively involved in school life and work with us to ensure the best educational outcomes for your child.
Parents are also actively encouraged to attend school events such as sports carnivals, exhibitions and performance evenings.
The college has a number of initiatives designed to form partnerships with families to help support the academic growth of their children, including:
Digital Portfolios & 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. If you have a secondary student, you will have access to your child’s digital portfolio to monitor their achievements and ‘next steps to improve’ in all subjects. The portfolios are updated daily giving you to real-time twenty-four-seven reporting.
For a complete guide on how this works, in addition to help for parents around technology used at the college visit our Parent Support Hub.
Parent Education Network (PEN)
Aimed at giving parents a voice in our college and providing them with useful information to support their children, the PEN normally meets twice each term.
The first meeting is a general meeting open to all parents and carers. Prior to the meeting, parents are invited to complete a ‘Have Your Say’ survey to help inform the topics to be addressed by the Principal and the Heads of Schools.
Later in the term, we hold another PEN meeting open to all parents and carers where an expert speaker will be invited to address topics identified by parents.
Membership to "Happy Families" Portal
As part of our commitment to the wellbeing of our students and their families, all families at the College are offered a FREE premium "Happy Families" membership, providing access to an online portal filled with regularly updated videos, articles and webinars on various topics.
Resources are developed by parenting expert, Dr Justin Coulson, PhD. Families can also participate in LIVE webinars and Q and A sessions with Dr Coulson.
During the year we have many opportunities for parents to be involved in school events such as carnivals, Masses and other celebrations.
We also offer parents the chance to take part in Facebook LIVE events. These focus on a variety of topics (digital technology, wellbeing and anxiety, helping with literacy and numeracy at home). 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.
Volunteer and contractor training
We welcome the contribution volunteers make to the life of our school.
As part of our commitment 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.
Santa Sophia has a supportive and welcoming community
We look forward to you joining us!