The school operates an 'Open Door' policy to encourage dialogue between teachers and parents for the benefit of children's learning. Whilst we are happy to see parents in class, it is best that these visits are planned and we would ask you to notify the secretary in advance.
Parents are always welcome to discuss anything that involves the education and welfare of their child. It is appreciated if you can make an appointment with the teacher before or after school hours. 8.30 am - 8.45 am is a time reserved for you to come into school, visit the classroom and if required make an appointment to meet with the class teacher or Head Teacher.
Parents and other volunteers from the community assist the school in a variety of ways: after school activities, school trips, special events, reading and acting as class representatives.
We try to involve the parents as much as possible in the school and the activities around it. There are regular opportunities for parents to visit school and see the work the children are doing.
Listed below are some ideas that parents may wish to consider as they share their child's school experience and promote independence:
- Have high expectations for your child's learning and behaviour, both at home and at school
- Praise and encourage him/her
- Emphasise effort and achievement and be a role model for getting work done before play
- Establish rules and routines in the home
- Share and monitor television and internet viewing
- Encourage your child to share information about school and respond with empathy and interest
- Read to your child or have him/her read to you every night
- Encourage older children to read, by reading yourself and by having interesting and appropriate materials available