Dear Parents and Boys
One of the Marist Pillars of education is to organise a school in such a way that there is a "family spirit"present in the school.
St Paul's College has traditionally named this -the value of "Brotherhood"
In recent years the words..."We enrol families" has been heard and emphasised
Whichever way we view the concept, it is the importance of the community in education. A school cannot approach its work without actively engaging the families of that school.
And that is not a pious hope or simply nice words.It is a real concept which has real implications for daily living at St Paul's College.
Every boy must be at school each day in the daily morning assembly for the whole school
St Paul's College is not and never has been a bus stop school...drop them and leave them
It is not sufficient for parents to simply send their son to school each day without checking their books, knowing their teacher's name or not being involved in the educational life of their son.
Every parent in year 11-13 should know what/ when assignments are due, what credits their son is sitting on etc.
Every parent should be active and insist that their son has 2 hours minimum homework, study or reading each night
Every family gets an engagement report for their son in each subject each week. This report must be shared with your son.
As a total school St Paul's must look outwards and parents have to be at every school event
In terms of the St Paul's college community events for term 1 this year. A busy term
1. Inaugural Mass last week...an uplifting liturgy and great attendance from parents and boys