St Marys Catholic Primary

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The committee is made up of parents who are appointed at the Annual General Meeting in October and are voted on by fellow parents. Each member can hold a maximum term of two years in a role. We are a friendly bunch, a mix of mums and dads full-time and part-time working and non-working parents - basically we are just like you and we thrive with your support.



  • Co-Chairs (AM): Catherine McGowan & Danielle Vella
    Co-Chair (PM): David Frye & Tara Lajumoke
    Co-Secretary (AM): Christine O’Shea
    Co-Secretary (PM): Richard Philips
    Co-Treasurer: Trish Goveas & Melina Shiepping
    Co-Fundraising Officer (AM): Sarah Carrol
    Co-Fundraising Officer (PM): Chris Lydon
    Co-Communications Officer (AM): Dalia Haddad & Solene Tatton-Brown
    Co-Communications Officer (PM): Belinda Moore
    Co-Health and Safety Officer (AM): Marcela Castrillon
    Co-Health and Safety Officer (PM): Ana Figueiredo


You don’t have to be a formal member of the committee to be involved. The committee members make up a very small part of the SMA and depend heavily on the involvement of all parents to organise and run the different events and activities throughout the school year.

Committee Meetings

Getting involved with the SMA is a great way to find out what’s going on in school and meet other parents. We hold meetings every other month, alternating between the first Thursday evening of the month and the first Friday morning of the month, usually in the school hall. Our meetings alternate between morning and evening so hopefully there’s a time to suit everyone. To encourage every parent to come along we ask each class to send two representatives to each meeting. You are welcome to just come along and listen or come and have your say - every parent is always welcome and attending never puts you under any obligation.

See the Events Diary for the date and time of the next meeting.

To ensure that everyone is up to date and in touch the Agendas and Minutes from the monthly SMA meetings are circulated via email through the Class Reps and they are also published here. Remember, new ideas are always welcome so please get in touch.

Committee Roles