Please note that options for Parent Teacher Communication may vary due to COVID 19 circumstances and advice.
It is well established that the more interested and involved a family is in the educational experience of their child the better the outcome for the child. Therefore we value the role of informed parent participation in our school community and provide a number of formal and informal avenues, which allow for the free flow of communication between home and school.
communication is absolutely vital to ensure a quality education for your child.
When respectful, proactive communication
is established between home and school a child will truly be supported in reaching
their learning potential
This communication not only relates to student progress, but encompasses information and feedback mechanisms on school wide developments and also skilling and learning opportunities for parents and caregivers to assist them in supporting their child's learning.
EVERYDAY COMMUNICATION AND CLASSROOM PROTOCOLS
Quite often things
crop up that are very important to inform the teachers on the day or a situation
that needs clarification. Prior to
school starting (i.e. 8.35am) there is a small window to let the teacher know
quick information but this is often a busy time particularly in the Prep/Year 1
classes. A phone call, email or call
into Administration to either provide the information or ask a teacher to phone
back when convenient is advised. A
written note to the teacher is the old fashioned but often the most effective
Learning time is very
precious and we ask this time to be uninterrupted by either face to face
communication or phone calls being asked to be put through to the
classroom. In an emergency situation
ring administration first and we will ensure the information goes directly
where it is needed. We thank you for your understanding in these matters.
Every year parent representatives are nominated
for each Family group. The primary role of the parent rep is that of
facilitating communication specifically in relation to their class, primarily
with the teachers and of course with the class parents. An example of areas you could be involved
email parents when their class is on roster duty
liaise with class parents and help organise class stall and roster for
organise parent help in the Kitchen and Garden
Excursions and Disco’s:- help teachers with class excursions and organise
parent help for Disco’s
Involving parents in their child’s education
There are a number of strategies used to involve parents in their child‘s education.
Open Door Policy to all classrooms
Class appointment times for parents to access when required.
Parent volunteers in classrooms
Parents and community members who provide specific expertise in school and with learning tasks
Inclusion in decision making at various levels through: P&C;P&C Subcommittees including Strawbfest and WOOSH (after school care)
Stephanie Alexander Kitchen/ Garden project volunteers
Communication is enhanced through these strategies. There are also written communication processes such as regular newsletters which are published in hardcopy and emailed to parents/carers
Learning Opportunities for Parents/Carers
Formal activities include:
Literacy courses designed to assist in reading development and improvement. These courses are presented twice a year in the both day and night sessions
Information sessions on Parenting, Emotional intelligence, Supporting Students with Special Needs, Role of play in learning, assessment and Reporting practices in early childhood.
Class parent nights
Informal activities include:
Task presentations by students. There is on average 90% Parent response to these presentations
Parent Teacher Nights
Community Education programs throughout the school year
Many visitors from both Australia and overseas come to observe the curriculum implementation and sustainability programs at Chevallum.