Since education is a partnership between the home and school, regular communication is essential.
A Parent Information Evening is held at the beginning of every school year where teachers outline the Curriculum and inform parents about homework expectations, camps and any other special events. It is expected that all parents will attend this meeting to strengthen the positive partnership between school and home communities and provide opportunity for open communication.
At the end of Term 1, all parents are invited to attend an individual parent teacher conference at the school, at which the teacher will discuss the student’s progress. These interviews are an essential link between school and home and attendance is strongly encouraged.
Parents and teachers have a joint responsibility for the spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional and physical growth of the child. Parents who have a genuine worry regarding their child are encouraged to discuss the matter with the child’s teacher first and then the Principal if required. A seemingly complex problem may in fact turn out to be readily solved or intercepted through an early meeting of parent and teacher.
Written reports are issued at the end of each semester in June and December. Teachers are available for interviews with parents, should either party feel that they are warranted.
Communication is important. Unless the matter is of an urgent nature, teachers prefer to have interviews after school with arrangements made in advance via a note/email/phone call to the school or a brief verbal request for an interview.