In the past few years you have helped us at school in many ways. This year we need your help again. This is why:
P = Please help us out with our school!
A = All family members are welcome to help!
R = Relationships and friendships have been made between families.
E = Events are so important and we can’t organise them without you!
N = Need your support through good times and bad!
T = Together Towards the Future (our motto).
S= Side by side we can make anything happen!
Parents You Rock!
Savannah M, Mischa L, Hayley T, Isobelle H
Mount Hawthorn Primary School – Relationship with Parents
All our parents will have a different relationship with our school. This relationship is not just about direct contact with the school, but also includes relationships with other parents, your child’s friends and teachers. The parent-school relationship might change as your child gets older, or when things change at work or at home.
At Mount Hawthorn Primary school we are committed to not only developing and nurturing positive relationships with parents but also providing opportunity to enhance parental involvement in our fabulous school community to strengthen our relationships further. Underpinning this, to be successful we place a strong emphasis on parent communication.
It is within this context that we provide today’s unique newsletter focusing on parental involvement and effective communication.
There are lots of opportunities to be involved at our school. You can get involved at our school by:
Volunteering – for example, helping with classroom activities like reading groups or excursions or in the school canteen.
schooLINK6016 – In addition to this we have an exciting initiative. The schooLINK6016 initiative establishes a supportive ecosystem that interconnects school, students, parents and community. Parents (Grandparents too) can register their details to clarify ways in which they can assist the school. The short questionnaire is designed to identify skills that you have which we will benefit from. While not limited to, it is particularly helpful to parents who work, but want to still be involved in the school or parents who are not sure how they can help. Please click on this link schooLINK6016 to find out more and register your willingness to assist.
Attending parent groups or committees
Our school board works with the school community to achieve the best outcomes for students. Their functions are covered by legislation and include both approval and advisory roles. Some of the matters our board may make decisions on include fees and charges, book lists, sponsorship and dress codes. Our school board makes these decisions with the principal who ensures the decisions adhere to legislative and policy requirements. Our Principal also seeks the advice and feedback of the school board so as to understand local community views. (The board does not intervene in the control or management of the school. This is the role of the principal.)
The board plays an important role in contributing to good school governance so that school resources are used efficiently and community expectations and the school’s priorities reflect the needs of students. Being a member of the board is an important and rewarding role that contributes greatly to the success of our school.
Please click on this link SCHOOL BOARD to find out more about the role. If you are interested in nominating to join the school board click the link for more info from our Board Chair, John Siamos on the ELECTION PROCESS and how you can become involved.
Parents and Citizens Committee
Our dynamic P&C is a group of mostly parents who provide support and assistance to the Principal and staff of the school to enhance the quality of Educational facilities for all children at our school. In addition to this they also work hard to provide a range of social activities for children and adults to enhance community relationships.
Please click on these links to find out more about our P&C and how you can become involved:
Not all parents can be involved in school as much as they would like, but you can still let your child know that school is important to your family. When parents and teachers have strong relationships, children get many academic and social benefits.
We believe communicating together involves a two-way sharing of information and helps to develop a common understanding, meaning it is easier for parents, carers and staff to support one another. Effective communication also helps families and staff to build a trusting partnership and develop honest and respectful relationships.
Success in positive relationships with parents will only be possible through partnership with you all and we look forward to working in collaboration with the school community for a successful school year.