Parents in Partnership

At St Teresa of Kolkata Catholic Primary School we will always endeavor to provide opportunities to become actively involved in a structured way in supporting the School and share in some expression of the parental “voice” in education.

At St Teresa of Kolkata Catholic Primary School believe:

  • Parents are the first educators of children
  • Parents and staff are partners in the process of education
  • Parental participation is an effective way of joining home and school and that a “team approach” is the best method for achieving success
  • Our school is a warm environment where we genuinely welcome parents
  • That when parents express confidence in our school and are involved in some way, their children are likely to be happier and perform better in the classroom
  • Parental participation in the life of St Teresa of Kolkata Catholic Primary School is of great importance. We are grateful for all levels of support and all are valued
  • Decision-making is a shared responsibility between the school and parents. We encourage planning and policy making. We will openly invite consultation in the development of school policies and evaluation of the school’s curriculum
  • The total school community will be able to participate in the responsibility for the success of each student.

The Principal and staff warmly encourage parental participation in all aspects of school life. In curriculum planning, classroom assistance, clerical/library assistance, special projects e.g. reading, excursions, creative leisure activities and a wide variety of Physical Education activities.

School programs are not dependent upon parental participation in learning activities. However, where parents are prepared to make a commitment, teachers may introduce and develop programs to maximise the benefits of extra assistance.

Police Checks and Working with Children Checks are required before parents can help in classrooms or on excursions.

Information regarding parental participation will be distributed to the school community during Term 1.

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