We recognise parents and caregivers as the very first educators of their child and we value working together.  Communication with families supports the best outcomes for learning.

Pastoral Care Educator

Each child's Pastoral Care Educator is the first point of contact for communication about your child's learning and wellbeing.  We recommend emailing your child's Educator for support and their email is

Emails will be acknowledged in a non-teaching period and within 48 hours.

Front Office

Our Front Office is open Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm to assist families with medication requirements, uniform sample sizes, volunteer clearances and any general enquiries or messages. We request that messages for your child be kept to a minimum to minimise interruptions to learning. 

Emails are encouraged to and this email is checked multiple times a day.

Our phone number is (08) 8397 6450.

Absentee messages can be recorded 24 hours a day on (08) 8397 6455.

Our School App

Audiri is our school app and our main communication portal to keep families informed on school events, notices and permission forms.  It is highly recommended both parents or caregivers download Audiri and have notifications turned on to receive the latest updates.

Some Audiri posts will be specific to your child's year level and only authorised families in that year level will be able to view that post. Other posts will be for the whole school eg. the Leadership Memo that is posted weekly.

Please click or tap here for further information and a link to download Audiri from your App store. 

Leadership will authorise requests to join a year-level group. At the end of each year, user groups are rechecked by Leadership and transitioned to the next year's level so there is no further action needed by families. 


Our McAuley Community School website is a comprehensive reference point.  Please let us know if there is something else you would like to see on our website by emailing


At McAuley, we post on Facebook to celebrate learning and achievements. Please tap or click here to go to our page.  Or find us at facebook/mcauleyhove.  We encourage you to like and follow our page.


Educators use the Seesaw app as a means of two-way communication with families to showcase individual and whole-class learning. It is also used to communicate information to families about events specific to your child's Pastoral Care Group or year level.

Family & Learning Conversations

We hold a Family Conversation at the start of each school year with your child's Pastoral Care Educator. This is an opportunity to meet and share insights about your child and hopes for the coming school year. Also, it is an opportunity for your child to see their Learning Neighbourhood and develop a sense of safety and belonging in their new space.

Learning Conversations with Parents or Caregivers are held in Terms 1 and 3 to connect and collaborate about your child's learning. Bookings are made online with an electronic form attached to an Audiri post. 

Reports are issued at the end of Terms 2 and 4.


We love an opportunity to connect with families at McAuley and host a Mother's Day and Father's Day event each year.

To start the school year, we host a Family BBQ on a Friday night in February.

To welcome our Reception learners, we invite new families to 'Coffee & Cake' on their first day of Term 1 and to our Reception families that begin in Term 3.

A whole school assembly is held every second Monday afternoon and each year level takes turns to host and present one per semester.

A Whole School Information Night is held per annum to share whole school practices on learning.

Our popular Open Morning and Afternoons are held twice per annum for current families to come and visit their child's Learning Neighbourhood.

Throughout the year we hold Arts performances and exhibits and our biggest community event is McAuley Carols on Mawson Oval in the last week of Term 4. 

Families are invited to attend our regular liturgies and Masses too. 

Parent Representatives

We are grateful for the involvement of our school community with Parent Representatives for each year level.  These parents are a point of contact for families and support inclusion in social gatherings.


Critical Documents

At the start of the school year, three critical consent documents are sent home to every family in a hard copy:

  • Local Excursion Consent
  • Seesaw Consent
  • Photo & Video Consent

We are happy to discuss any aspects of consent.