School Community

P&F

The St Augustine’s Parents and Friends’ Association meets on the first Tuesday of every month during school terms at 7:00 pm in the Library. The P&F is the organisation that brings our school community together to celebrate the education of our children. Often a consequence of these gatherings is fundraising. The P & F supports the school through fund-raising, working bees, and, at some meetings, a guest speaker addresses parents on a relevant topic.

All parents are urged to take an active part in the Parents & Friends’ Association.

Lyle Campbell Collection

A dedicated parent reference section in our LARC (Library and Resource Centre) offers parents a variety of books on parenting matters. All parents are encouraged to browse the Lyle Campbell Collection regularly as the collection is continual updated. Topics include starting school, raising boys, self esteem, adolescence growth and development, childhood illnesses, raising a child with autism and grieving.

Support Groups

Click here to see a selection of support groups in the Coffs Harbour area.

Complaints and Grievance Resolution

Parents are encouraged to provide constructive feedback and suggestions.   If a parent has a concern or suggestion the class teachers should be approached in the first instance.  If resolution does not occur the Principal or Assistant Principal are always available.  It is advisable to telephone for an appointment so that proper attention can be paid to arriving at a resolution.

Child Protection Process for Parents and Carers

Child Protection is of vital importance not only to the staff at the school but for parents, carers and the whole community. If a parent or carer suspects a child is at risk and/or in need of protection it is important to report to the school. As Mandatory Reporters the school is legally bound to report children at risk of harm or neglect. This is initially managed through the Mandatory Reporter Guide https://reporter.childstory.nsw.gov.au/s/ then through FACS, The Office of the Children’s Guardian, The Ombudsman, Police and Lismore CSO, depending on the nature of the report. Parents and Carers can also directly report to the Child Protection Hotline on 132111.