Parent Involvement

Parent Involvement at St Gabriel’s

There are many ways in which parents can be involved in their child’s education including:

  • asking them what they learnt at school today
  • helping them to meet assessment task deadlines by helping them set goals, manage their time better
  • reinforcing the expectations of the school in relation to uniform, behaviour and work ethic
  • attending parent-teacher interviews
  • being involved in the P&F, as a committee member or as a volunteer, simply helping out at fundraising events
  • coming along and watching them perform in their musical, cultural or sporting groups or teams
  • taking an interest in what they are doing at school (both in and out of the classroom)
  • emphasize effort at least as much as achievement. When parents ask what they can do to help their child the reply is ‘be interested in everything that they do and above all, as often as you can, be there to watch them in action in this most exciting phase of their life’.

We see the child’s growth and development as a shared responsibility. After all, the child spends up to seven hours a day or thirty-five hours a week in the care of the school.

Parents and educators share a key role in character making, modelling philosophy and building attitudes, values and self-esteem.

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