Volunteering in the Classroom
It is not hard to find educational research verifying that parental involvement is a critical factor in a child's educational success. A positive home-school relationship benefits children and their families - parental presence at school is welcomed here.
Parent volunteers in the classroom can make a number of valuable contributions, including:
- reading with small groups or individual students (building up reading circles)
- working with children on special projects
- tutoring in science, languages or IT
- assisting children with homework
- helping with preparations for activity
- helping with special art projects or student talent shows
- organising games of softball, football, volleyball, basketball
- helping with the organisation of events like the back-to-school party, International day, sports days, etc.
At the beginning of the school year and for each class, 1-2 parent volunteers will be sought to take on the role of Room Parents. All Room Parents regularly meet with the Principal to look at improving the education of all students. They also lend support and assistance to the Class Teacher in organising class events.
Further information about the role is available from the Room Parent Handbook. Parents who are interested to lend a little of their time are kindly asked to let their child’s Class Teacher know within the first weeks of school.