School Community
Community Engagement

St Margaret Mary’s values the contributions of all members of the community and aim to work in partnership with the families, parishioners and our wider community to ensure rich learning experiences and valuable community engagement.


Parent Helpers

  • Parent helpers are always welcome to assist in classrooms, on excursions, sporting events and special occasions.
  • Parent Helper’s assist with covering new library books and shelving returned books in the library
  • Working Bees are held each term to maintain and replenish school buildings and grounds.

Learning and Teaching

At St Margaret Mary’s our Faith Life Inquiries focus on reaching out to our local and global community. This helps our students to:

  • Promote a concern for others
  • Raise money and support charity organisations
  • Attend excursions and incursions that develop social awareness


Fundraising and Social Group (FSG)

The Parent Social Group provides the school with various fundraising and social events:

  • Various fundraising initiatives such as; St MM Trivia night, Mini Fetes
  • School AFL Footy Tipping Competition
  • School Discos
  • Mother’s and Father’s Day Celebrations

(Committee Contact: Dani Bartol c/o

School Advisory Board

The St Margaret Mary’s School Advisory Board was established by our former Parish Priest, Fr Joe McMahon, to act as an advisory body to the Parish Priest and Principal on matters concerning the development of the school and the education and welfare of the students. Parents are always very welcomed to join our School Board.

The Partnered Parish of Sacred Heart and St Margaret Mary’s

The St Margaret Mary’s Parish, Spotswood is partnered with the Sacred Heart Parish, Newport to work with and for the community.

  • Annual Partnership Schools Celebration Day – this day encourages bonds between the two schools and aims to enhance the Catholic Mission of our parish and the Church.
  • Annual Parish Picnic
  • Sacramental Formation Evenings offered to all children and families in the parish preparing to receive the Sacraments.
  • Celebrate weekly masses, on a Tuesday morning, with the children, families and parishioners.

Before and After School Care

Before and after school care at St Margaret Mary’s is provided on-site by Camp Australia.