Community

Parents' Association

The Parents’ Association

Welcome 

Welcome to the Salesian College Parents’ Association. We are a group of dedicated mothers, fathers and guardians, committed to enriching the experience of all Salesian students, both current and future.

We focus on strengthening our College community by facilitating events and initiatives that promote community belonging, including our Mother’s and Father’s Day Breakfasts, the Year 7 Welcome Morning Tea and Becchi Day Morning Tea. We fund welcome gifts for new Year 7 students, and farewell our Year 12 students with graduating ties as their Salesian journey draws to a close.

We regularly meet to discuss new ways we can enrich our sons’ secondary school experience, and always welcome new voices. I encourage you to contact us via pa@salesian.vic.edu.au to find out more about how you can get involved in the Parents’ Association. Regardless of how much (or how little) time you have to contribute, we are genuinely grateful for all who are able to get involved.

Mrs Tracy Stone
Parents’ Association President

Mission

Mission 

Our Mission is to play a vital role in establishing a vibrant College community where all members share a sense of connection and belonging by providing:
  • A parent voice on all relevant issues
  • Opportunities for parent engagement, and;
  • Positive support for College values and expectations

Logo 

The Parents’ Association visual identity brings together the three core relationship elements that represent our central values; Parent, Student and College. This is underpinned by our Vision, to be a vibrant parent body fostering parent participation and strengthening the community.

 

 

FAQ

What is the Parents' Association?

What are the benefits?

What if I don't know anyone?

What is the time commitment?

Get to know our Parents’ Association

President
Tracy Stone

As Parents’ Association President, Mrs Tracy Stone is dedicated to ensuring all parents in our community feel a sense of connection and belonging. Tracy fosters open conversations between the College and the PA on relevant topics and leads the PA in facilitating events and initiatives. Tracy is committed to enriching her son, Adam’s secondary school experience, and the experience of all Salesian students, both current and future.

How long have you been a member of the PA?
I have been a member of the Parents’ Association for the majority of my son Adam’s education at Salesian College Chadstone; since 2015.

Why did you join the PA?
I joined the PA so I would get the chance to be more involved in my son’s secondary school journey. It is rewarding to contribute my skills and give something back to the College community. As a result, I feel more connected to my son’s journey at Salesian.

How has being a member of the PA enriched your experience as a parent at Salesian?
I definitely feel more connected to my son’s time at the College and find he is more involved and interested in the school community as well. We talk about events and initiatives and share our experiences and points of view – which can often be quite different! I find that the Parents’ Association provides a really positive way to participate in his school life. I have also had the pleasure of meeting many parents in the community who have become friends! I have really enjoyed working with and getting to know the College staff, which has given me a deeper appreciation of the College, not only as an education provider but as a community that I feel a part of.

Lorena Bravo

Shay Occhiuto

Fiona Topliff

Tonia Clifton

Our Local Supporting Partners

We acknowledge our local supporting partners and the role they play in helping build and give back to our community.

Dr Scott Toniazzo, Osteopath
Class of 2004 and past student

 

Upcoming Events

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From our Community

“[The Mother’s Day Mass and Breakfast] was a very emotional event, a particularly special morning. Thank you for the lovely memories made today for so many of us in the school community.” 

Recent Events

View the photos from our Father’s Day Mass and Breakfast HERE.

View the photos from our Mother’s Day Mass and Breakfast HERE.