Parents


PARENT INVOLVEMENT

Positive parent involvement is valued and encouraged at our school.

We welcome and are most appreciative of the contribution made by parents to our school program. There is a multitude of ways in which parents can be a part of our school and thus enhance the quality and enjoyment of their child’s education. Some of these are:-

  • Assisting with maintenance and school improvement by way of Working Bees,
  • Helping in the classrooms with reading and other activities
  • As a member of School Council
  • participation in excursions,
  • assisting with sport or through coaching, umpiring and sharing special skills,
  • assisting in the library (i.e. covering books).

 

You are welcome to offer your assistance at any time.

PARENTS AND READING

The role played by parents in classroom Literacy and Numeracy programs and in other classroom activities cannot be over emphasised. Your assistance is an invaluable aid to the class teacher and is very rewarding for all concerned.

PARENTING PARTNERS

Glengarry Primary is a Parenting Partners school. We subscribe to the Michael Grose program, allowing both staff and parents access to his parenting resources.

SCHOOL COUNCIL

This is an elected body representing school staff, parents and the school community. It meets regularly twice a term.

The School Council at Glengarry consists of six non-Department of Education, Employment and Training parents, two Department of Education members and the Principal. Each elected member will serve two years on Council. Elections for some positions on School Council will be held in March each year.

School Council is able to directly influence the quality of education that the school provides to its students. For example, within guidelines provided by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD), a school council has responsibilities for developing such things as:-

  • The school strategic plan which sets out the main goals and priorities of the school for four years
  • The school’s budget which shares out the available resources to make sure that the plans of the charter are carried out.
  • The general educational policy of the school
  • The physical appearance and maintenance of the school’s buildings and grounds
  • The student code of conduct which provides a safe and orderly context for learning

SCHOOL COUNCIL SUB COMMITTEES

Buildings & Grounds          Finance         Curriculum                Fundraising

The Fundraising Committee raises funds for the school in as many varied and interesting ways as possible and to oversee the running of the Tuck Shop. These funds augment the allocation made through official sources and assist in the purchase of valuable enrichment materials, facilities or equipment.

The committee meets regularly, usually once a month. The actual dates are set after the first School Council meeting at the beginning of the year.

 

Everyone is welcome and it is a great way to get to know other parents.