Parent Engagement

At St Monica's College, we acknowledge that parents, families and carers are the student's first and most important teachers.

At the college, parent engagement is about the college community working closely together with parents and carers to ensure that they play a positive role in their daughter’s learning, school community, cultural, sporting and social life. Research shows us that when schools and families work together students achieve better at school; stay longer at school; are more engaged with their school work; go to school more regularly; behave better; and develop better social skills.


All parents should attend:

  1. Welcome to the College
  2. Parent Teacher Meetings (Report feedback etc.)
  3. Parent Information Evenings (e.g. Wellbeing Talks; Preparing for Senior etc.)
  4. Other important Invitations (e.g. Opening Mass; Special Assemblies; Sacred Song; Celebrating Excellence Soiree; St Monica’s Live; Graduation etc.)


There are several ways parents and carers can be even more engaged with the college:

  1. Attend Parent and Friends Meetings
  2. Apply to be on the College Board
  3. Volunteer to assist at the college (e.g. tuckshop, library etc.)
  4. Volunteer to pray at Assembly
  5. Support your students if they are invited onto the STARS program
  6. If an Old Scholar – attend Alumni Functions

2019 Board Members

Susan Gandini – Chairperson

Edna Galvin – College Principal

Sr Therese Masterson – Sister of Mercy

Petrice Sutton – PA to Principal

Scott Sheppard – Finance Manager

Rodney Butland – Board Member

Kathy Fleming – Board Member

Anna Tscheppera – Board Member

Stephen Ung – Board Member

Maria Dalziel – Board Member

Paul Blyth – Board Member


2019 P&F Executive Members

Chris Van Dorssen – President

Alf Borzio – Vice President

Lynne Powell – Secretary

Tony Powell – Assistant Secretary

Andrea Fogarty – Treasurer

Teresa Jadwiszczak – Representative for the Diocese


Other Regular Members

Fiona Bayldon

Cheryl Brown

Rodney (Buck) Butland