Parent involvement in a student’s education reflects a value for lifelong learning and the importance of the school in learning. The home-school partnership is vital to a successful learning experience for students. At Ranchlands School there are many ways that parents can be involved – with homework and study at home, as a volunteer in the school or as a member of the School Council, Association for the Friends of Ranchlands Community School (A.F.O.R.C.S.) or one of its committees.
Parent Support for Learning
The following ideas reflect ways that parents can be directly involved in supporting learning for their students:
- Ensure that students attend school regularly and on time.
- Ensure that students arrive at school properly rested, nourished, groomed and dressed.
- Contact the school when it is necessary for students to be absent or late.
- Base staff-parent contact on mutual trust and respect.
- Provide information necessary for understanding each student’s behaviour and learning needs.
- Keep informed of student’s educational programs, progress and achievements.
- Participate in parent teacher conferences and other programs for parents at the school.
- Respond to communication from the school.
- Encourage the value of lifelong learning through active involvement and support of the school program.
- Support and encourage respect for the school’s expectations for student behaviour.
- Encourage home study through active support.
- Be aware of your student’s out of school activities, friends, etc.
- Act as an advocate for your child.