We aim to keep open communication lines with parents in our effort to maintain strong partnerships in the education of the students of our community.
There is a planned annual communication program as well as the opportunity for parents to request a meeting with teachers or administrative and support staff at any time during the year.
If parents have any queries about their child’s progress during the year, we strongly encourage you to make an appointment with the class teacher and/or the Principal/Assistant Principal to discuss the matter.
The planned program includes:
- Parent Information distributed in Term One giving an overview of each class and the expected programs
- ‘You Tell Us’ parent/teacher meeting in February
- Information Evening that outlines the school expectations and programs offered including how parents can support the child’s learning at home
- Regular assessment of children’s progress in all learning areas
- Written school reports mid-year and end-of-year
- Mid-year parent/teacher interview so that each child’s report can be discussed in detail
- Optional request for interview following the distribution of end-of-year reports
- Fortnightly School Newsletter (Please advise email address if you wish to receive this electronically)
- School notice board
- Displays of work and art throughout the school
- Notices that are usually sent home on Thursdays along with the newsletter
Parent Participation Programs
Stonnington Primary School provides access to a range of programs for parents in order to assist them to understand the curriculum, teaching strategies, how children learn and how they can help their children.
These programs include Parent Information Sessions, Victorian Early Years Literacy Program, Parent Education Programs relating to current educational programs and Self-Esteem/Parenting Workshops as these become available.
Parent Involvement in Educational Programs
Stonnington sees itself as a ‘community school’. Staff and parents work cooperatively to provide an educational program and the physical resources that offer optimum opportunities for each child to experience success.
Input from parents is sought in the following range of activities:
- Early Years Literacy Program
- Parents helping in classrooms
- Attendance at excursions and school camps
- Assisting with the extra-curricular activities and special events
- Covering library books
- Assistance with newsletter production
- Assistance with uniform shop
- Additional administrative/office tasks
- Ideas and opinions regarding the design and effectiveness of school programs and policies
- Membership on School Council or one of it’s sub-committees such as Fundraising, Education/Policy, Buildings and Grounds or Publicity/Community Relations
- Participation in school working bees as an alternative to a grounds maintenance monetary voluntary contribution