St Philomena's School has received an award from the Council of Catholic School Parents [CCSP] for their efforts in engaging with parents about the welfare of their children.
The school received the Roger O'Sullivan award, which is awarded annually to a NSW/ACT Catholic primary institution that has excelled in parent engagement programs.
"We've transformed our foyer into an engagement area to facilitate parents who wish to talk to staff about any issues they may have with their child's education," St Philomena's School principal Louise Davies said.
"Research has shown that if parents, staff and students are all working towards the same goal, they can fulfill outstanding achievements."
The school has been hosting a meet and greet event each term for parents to get acquainted with staff, and has implemented a variety of media forms to ensure parents are up to date with their child's education.
St Philomena's School assistant principal Renae Dunleavy said the award is affirmation that their engagement program is on the right track.
"The staff put in an outstanding effort to ensure parents feel involved with the school's community," Ms Dunleavy said.
"Our supportive network of parents share a close relationship with our staff, which has enabled us to enrich the lives of students and diversify the school's community."
The award has seen St Philomena's School receive $4000 from the CCSP to assist in the further development of parent and community engagement.