We place high importance on the relationship between school and home because the best outcomes are achieved when we all work together.
We achieve this through:
- A transition program for kindergarten children through our Bridges to School program and our formal transition session, which prepare the children, and their parents, for the big step of starting school.
- Parent helpers in classrooms being a vital part of class programs.
- 3-way conferences twice a year between parent/carer, student and teacher.
- Parent-friendly report formats to better inform parents about their child’s progress.
- Parents being encouraged to discuss issues with class teachers as they arise.
- Tracking children’s progress and informing and consulting with parents if there are any problems.
- Individual Education Plans (IEP) so parents and teachers can work together to assist children if they are having problems with learning or need extending.
- Parent/Carer membership on our School Council.
- Parent involvement in our active Parents and Friends Association; creating memorable events and activities for the school community and opportunities for parents and carers to connect with other parents as well as raise funds for the school.
- Our Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program. This program runs more effectively with the help of parents and carers. Kitchen volunteers work with Year 3-6 students each fortnight to create amazing menus from around the globe. Garden volunteers can assist in their child’s fortnightly class or at other times, helping maintain our incredibly productive kitchen garden.
- Other volunteering opportunities for parents and carers include assisting in the library and on excursions and camps when required.