The partnership between parents and the school, especially teachers, is crucial to ensuring that each child has the best opportunities to enjoy the school experience and to learn effectively.
There are many ways in which parents and schools can work together to improve the educational experience and outcomes for their children, including the following suggestions.
- Attend school and parish liturgies and Masses, sacramental education and faith development evenings.
- Participate in and discuss religious education learning activities and social justice initiatives.
- Build a partnership with the school and teachers to support your child’s faith and learning.
- Encourage your child to take increasing responsibility for his/her learning and organisational skills.
- Discuss your child’s learning and progress.
- Establish regular contact with your child’s teacher.
- Encourage reading by setting an example – reading yourself.
- Read to your child and listen to your child’s reading.
- Discuss your child’s response to the texts and ask to see work s/he completes on these texts.
- Encourage healthy eating, sufficient sleep and regular physical activity.
- Encourage positive attitudes, values and behaviours like courtesy, confidence, persistence, and doing your best.
- Celebrate your child’s successes.
- Help your child balance the amount of time spent in school work and play.
- Attend school events, displays or productions in which your child is involved.
- Become actively involved in school community activities such as the School Board, parent groups, parent education programs, etc.