Parent Engagement in Catholic Schools

When parents/guardians are involved in their children’s Catholic education, everyone benefits – students, parents, teachers, schools, parishes, Diocese and communities.  Great faith-based schools can become even better places to learn, teach and develop in faith, and student achievement often improves.  Parent engagement includes placing an emphasis on opening to the grace of God through prayer and faithful living; making learning an important part of a child’s day; supporting students at home and at school; and participating in the life of the classroom, school, parish and community.  Parents sometimes need guidance in knowing how to best support their child with their school work, relationships, faith experiences and questions.  Opportunities for additional involvement and support are not always clear for parents.  This webpage provides parents in our Catholic learning communities with very helpful resources.

Catholic School Council – A guide for members

Catholic Parent Engagement Committee (CPEC) Membership

CPEC Committee – Invitation and Nomination Form

Catholic Parent Engagement Committee (CPEC) Meeting Schedule 

The Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education (OAPCE) is the voice of parents and guardians of children enrolled in the publicly funded English Catholic System of Education in the Province of Ontario.  The OAPCE is the only association recognized by the Ministry of Education and the Institute for Catholic Education as representing the parents/guardians of children in the publicly funded system of Catholic education.

OAPCE Director for PVNC – Invitation and Nomination Form

Responsibilities of Parents – ‘This Moment of Promise’ – ACBO

Prayers for the Family

Family Prayer

Resources for Parent Engagement

Other Links