Parental help in all classes is always welcome. Parents are invited to participate in class, attend school masses assemblies, assist with excursions and outings and generally become involved with school activities. Areas where help is appreciated include Kindy, Pre-Primary, sport, class excursions, canteen, Literacy Centres and general class help. Confidentiality is appreciated in participation of all activities.
The partnership of parents and teachers is vital to the achievement of St. Anne’s aims. The primary role of the Catholic School is to support parents in the formation of their children’s faith.
Parents are involved in the following ways at St. Anne’s:
- As community members – they elect and work on the Advisory Council; they are also the basis of the Parents and Friends Association – which builds up our sense of community and provides so many resources
- Their voice is heard in policy formation – through surveys and when invited to be on committees, or through general feedback, which is always welcomed
- Through their communication with their child’s teacher, home and school can complement each other in encouraging development of the whole school
- Our discipline programme is based on parent support, assumes parental support and requires this to be effective
- They can play a valuable role in the classroom in extending the children’s experiences and providing access to adult assistance. The active, developmental style of learning we attempt to provide needs this parental support in areas including; participation in the Early Childhood Centre, English and Maths, Art and Craft, Physical Education, library, canteen, excursions, camps and more.
We appreciate the activites that active parental participation permits the children, and know that it is a rewarding eperience for parents also.
Children benefit greatly from the involvement of parents in classroom activities.