It has long been our desire at Marist to have a structure that enables parents to authentically engage in our learning community.

Through a detailed and consultative process of discernment by parents and educators our Marist Parent Partnership Strategy has now been finalised. This discernment process has seen a number of parents invest countless hours in consulting and drafting this partnership. The Marist Parent Partnership Strategy outlines how parents and carers, and educators in our community can work together to ensure that every parent can play a positive role in their child’s learning.

In creating partnerships for each of our three learning experiences; La Valla, Montagne and Champagnat and one overarching Community Leadership Team, we can tailor our approach to ensure we Connect, Engage and Inspire all members of our Marist Learning Community.

Each Learning Experience Partnership Team will establish engagement opportunities within the school term – looking for ways to Connect, Engage and InspireParent Year Level Ambassadors will rally volunteers to help facilitate initiatives at each year level and within each learning experience. The Parent Leader (chair) from each Learning Experience Partnership Team will attend the Marist Community Leadership Team meetings to ensure a whole College connection.

This strategy allows for many levels of parent involvement, from attending parent forums, volunteering your time to facilitate initiatives, to taking on a Parent Ambassador Role. All contributions, no matter how big or small will make a difference to the children and families in our community.

Today we call on parents to consider signing up for a role in the Parent Partnership model at Marist. To express your interest please complete an application via the below link to be considered for a foundation member of the Learning Experience Partnership Teams, this process is open to all parents and carers of a student enrolled in the College now or in 2020.

Ambassador: https://forms.gle/h7XRUdwWyLuN6Y7e9

Learning Experience Chair: https://forms.gle/w6J4tuKPWQ1baSaF6

For Parents wishing to find out more and/or ask questions about the new Parent Partnership model at Marist, Morgan Murphy as Chair of the Marist Community Leadership Team along with Giselle Talbot DP: Community will lead a Question and Answer session on Monday 9 September 5.30 – 6.00pm for all to attend.  Parents unable to attend this session can email questions to Morgan at his college email address: MaristCLC@marist.vic.edu.au

Fifty years of research attest to the fact that when parents are engaged in their children’s teaching and learning, children are more successful, both academically and socially.         Dr. Karen Mapp, 2013

Darren McGregor,  Principal
Morgan Murphy, Parent Community Leader