As we enter the mid-way point of Term 3, I wish to commend staff and students on their continued enthusiasm and effort noted in their approach to learning and social interactions. The continued vibe of happiness is testament to the strong school culture that exists here at St Joseph’s. Each time I am on duty around our school, it is wonderful to see the joy on the faces of our students in their play and interactions with their peers. Parents, we don’t do this alone and know that your support, understanding and acknowledgment of our school approach to student and staff well-being is appreciated. Let’s keep this going for the remainder of the term everyone!
There is nothing more powerful for a child’s learning than a parent who is genuinely interested and invested in their progress. We call this ‘parent engagement’ in learning. Engaged parents partner positively with teachers to know their child’s goals and know how they can support their progress. When a child knows that you care and knows that you are aware of what they need, they come to understand how important learning is.
The way teachers teach has changed dramatically in the last 20 years. When we were at school, the teacher taught the curriculum. Teachers today, teach the child and meet them where they are in their individual journeys. Teachers do this most effectively when they partner with the people that know them best; you.