St. Mary's Secondary School, Ballina

Home School Community Liaison

Home School Co-Ordinator

St Mary's Secondary School,



Dear Parents/Guardians,

Here at St Mary’s, we like to work together to help your daughter develop her full potential and we welcome your involvement in the school. There will be many opportunities offered to encourage your involvement, such as coffee mornings, courses for parents/guardians, school events, talks for parents and Parent Teacher Meetings.

I would like to introduce myself and explain the role of the Home School Community Liaison (HSCL) Coordinator. My name is Denise and my role is to act as a bridge between the home and the school. My main aim is to support you the parents/ guardians to support your daughter to be the best she can be and make the most of her time in St Mary’s. I can provide support through Home Visits, Parent classes/courses (recreational and educational), and by offering information on other family supports available in the local area.

Visiting Parents and Guardians in their Homes.

The purpose of home visits is to open up communication between home and school, provide information about the school, including courses in the school and services in the community and to encourage parents to become parent leaders who can be a resource for the school.

If I plan to call, I will contact you by phone call or text before I drop by. If you would like me to call by for a chat, I can be reached by email and by phone from 9am- 3pm every school day.

Organising Courses and Talks for Parents in the School.

Another focus of mine is to encourage and support parents/guardians in attaining their own educational goals. Through these courses, we hope parents/guardians will feel welcome in the school, get to know other parents/guardians, learn new skills, and feel more confident in supporting your daughter on her educational journey.

Mar 23
TY Tour Parents Meeting
Mar 29
TY Tour to Italy
St. Mary's Secondary School hope to join in the fun and is encouraging as many of our students and staff as possible to take part. Over the next week, girls wishing to take part will be provided with 8 week training plans to prepare them for the day.
Dr. Maureen Griffin, forensic psychologist will deliver a presentation  "Social Media: Challenges for Parents"
The finishing touches are being put to St. Mary’s Secondary School debut musical in the all-girls new state-of-the-art school campus. With over one hundred students bringing this original production to life with a brand-new script and fully in-hous
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