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 Parent Involvement

Parents and the Catholic School
... parents must be acknowledged as the first and foremost educators of their children. Their role as educators is so decisive that scarcely anything can compensate for their failure in it
[ Gravissimun Educationis ]
... the renewal of the Catholic School must give special attention both to the parents of the pupils and to the formation of a perfect educating community
[ Familiaris Consortio ]

Home - School Liaison
The education of each child is a joint responsibility that is greatly enhanced by maximum co-operation of all involved. The staff of Our Lady of Good Counsel is aware of their responsibility and endeavour to foster a meaningful and helpful liaison with the parents of each child. Therefore parents are:-

  • Expected to attend parent-teacher meetings to meet their child’s teacher and be familiar with class/school policy, procedures and programs.
  • Encouraged to make an appointment to see the teacher whenever they feel it is necessary - outside class times.
  • Invited and encouraged to join in celebrations of class/school liturgies, special events and sports days.
  • Requested to join programs where the school and/or teachers assist them in their role as the first educators of their children.
  • Encouraged to come along to the monthly meetings of the P & F and support organised activities.
  • Requested to read newsletters and news updates from the school to keep informed of activities and policies.
  • Encouraged to communicate anything that may be helpful in understanding and caring for their child. They will be assured that confidential matters remain that way.
  • Reminded that the school exists for their children and that full support of philosophy, policy and procedures will benefit all.
  • Asked to assist teachers in whatever ways they can - especially in developing curricula and working with the staff to provide the best education we can offer the children.