Can I just draw your attention to this month’s topic in the AIP/calendar, Get involved in your children’s schooling? One of the outcomes of our recent school improvement (SIU) review, was that parents wanted to be more involved in school. Believe you me that is something we want also. We used to have parents helping out with reading groups, etc., but I’m guessing with the busy world we live in, time is precious.
What can you do to help at home?
There are many ways you can be involved in your children’s schooling. It can be as simple as coming to parade every now and again, volunteering in the tuckshop, being on the P&C or volunteering in the classrooms. When parents model the importance of their children’s schooling that highlights for the children the importance of their learning. Talk to your children’s teachers about ways you might be able to help out if you can find the time. It doesn’t have to be everyday or even every week. We had a dad a few years ago who worked in the mines, so he helped out in the classroom when he had rostered days off. Even completing the current school opinion survey (hint, hint) is being involved in your children’s schooling. Just find the way that suites you.