Parental Involvement

We believe that parents are key members of the community and as such, they are encouraged to participate in the school community and the life of our school.


In addition to our Parents and Friends Association, parents are also welcome to get involved in formal and informal parent groups, working bees and social activities.

Parents are invited to attend all liturgical celebrations in the school. We ask them to participate in particular aspects, such as reading or offertory processions, and we encourage them to pray with the whole school at assemblies.

Parents are encouraged to become involved in classroom activities, library, kiss & drop, canteen, and excursions.

The Parents and Friends Association meet regularly each term and pray together before beginning their meeting. At these meetings parents discuss the best ways to help the school community, such as through fundraising, working bees etc.

Please note that all volunteer workers in schools are required to undergo child protection training. Visit the Parramatta Catholic Education Office website 'Building Child Safe Communities' for more information.


Parents and Friends Association

The purpose of the Parents & Friends Association at St Madeleine's is to support and foster the aims and objectives of Catholic Education at St Madeleine's’s while working to develop effective two-way communication between home and school, giving public expression when the occasion arises, on matters affecting Catholic Education.

The Parents & Friends Association also provide financial assistance for school resources and run fundraising to enhance and build our supply of school equipment, they assist in the development of the school community through the organisation of social functions and provide a forum where matters of common interest may be discussed.

Our Parent Committee

Committee Position Name
President Mrs Victoria Papallo
Vice President Mrs Maree McNeil
Treasurer Mrs Corrie Sebire
Secretary Mr David Hall
Fundraiser Mrs Juleigh Raynolds-McFadden 
Grade Parent Coordinator Mrs Grainne Barker
Kiss & Drop Coordinator Mrs Maree NcNeil
Canteen Coordinator Mrs Grainne Barker

For more information about the Parents & Friends Association, please read our handbook.