Volunteer liaison parents are an important link between the class teachers and parent group. Parents volunteer for this role early in the school year, with many wonderful friendships developing with other school parents and this in turn leads to a great sense of community. The main role of the liaison parent is to facilitate periodic opportunities for parents and families to meet together in a social setting. Parents can chose to share the role with another parent in a year level. The is usually one or two parents per year level.
Additionally, liaison parents are encouraged to engage all families in welcoming new families to Our Lady of the Rosary.
The liaison parents do not undertake a role in mediating issues on behalf of other parents or between parents and the class teachers or school. Instead, they should encourage parents to use the usual means to address concerns.
Social activities can be planned on a term or semester basis, or happen periodically as the calendar permits. Some ideas include: