Parent Charter

Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Canberra Goulburn work in partnership with parents and their school communities to promote a shared responsibility for the education of each child.

This partnership recognises:

  • Parents as the primary and continuing educators of their children.
  • The contribution that parents make by valuing the Catholic identity of our schools.
  • The shared responsibility for the moral, spiritual, emotional and social development of students in our schools.

Parents can expect that Trinity Catholic College will:

  • Provide an excellent education based on the traditions of Catholic teachings.
  • Strive to maintain a safe, secure and welcoming environment for their children.
  • Involve parents as the first educators in any decisions that affect their child’s learning or well being.
  • Provide timely and accurate information about their child’s progress.
  • Demonstrate respect for the privacy of families in all interactions, including through the use of technology and social media.

Trinity Catholic College can expect that parents will:

  • Actively support school policies and expectations.
  • Work collaboratively with school leaders, teachers and staff.
  • Demonstrate respect for the school and staff in all communications including digital technologies and social media.
  • Contribute to the life of the school in ways that reflect their interests, skills and experience.
  • Support their child’s consistent and punctual attendance at school.
  • Fulfil their commitment to pay all fees in a timely manner, and in hardship circumstances to actively work with the school to seek out mutually suitable arrangements for their payment.
  • Respect a teacher’s working hours in terms of response times to emails and phone calls.
  • Request a formal interview time with their child’s teacher when there is a concern to be discussed.

Integral partners in the life of school communities, the school with parents have a co-responsibility to:

  • Value and respect the Catholic identity of the School, its relationship to its parish community and the teaching of Catholic beliefs.
  • Model Christian values and support the ethos of Catholic schools with all members of the School community.
  • Value and respect the diversity of faiths and cultures within the School community.
  • Contribute to a welcoming and inclusive school community.
  • Support the child’s learning at school and home.
  • Contribute to consulting and decision making processes.
  • Work toward resolving grievances through respectful discussion and negotiation.
  • Contribute to a culture where privacy and confidentiality are assured.
  • Ensure respectful and caring relationships are reflected in the ways in which staff,students and parents interact when engaging in sporting and extra-curricular activities.
  • Acknowledge and support the work of the College Community Council and associated committees.

Parent is used as a term to include natural, adoptive or foster parents, guardians and caregivers of students.