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Parental Involvement

Getting involved in schools


Parents and guardians are encouraged to participate in the education of their children through individual discussions with the appropriate teacher(s) and/or principal, volunteering, and/or through participation in the parent council.

A Division-wide Parent Education Committee,composed of administrative reps from each district, consultants, teachers, volunteer coordinators, and parents, meets several times a year to develop a Division plan to promote parent involvement in schools.  The objectives of the committee are: to help parents develop skills; to help parents become more involved in the education of their children; and to help parents and schools develop positive long term relationships. 

The work of the committee is based on Dr Joyce Epstein's six keys to successful partnerships among school, family, and community. They are:

  • Parenting
  • Communicating
  • Volunteering
  • Learning at home
  • Decision-making
  • Community collaboration


The committee coordinates workshops for parents around topics relevant to parenting. These are published regularly in school newsletters. Workshops.pdfWorkshops.pdf

Funds are provided to schools toward fostering school-based parent involvement programs.  Applications are available through the school. 

Parenting Resources folders are distributed to all schools and parent councils every September.  The folders contain a listing of workshops,audio/visual and print resources available through Library Support Services, and several parent information brochures, as well as pathfinders and bibliographies available for parents. Visit the Publications and resources page for this and and other useful information.​

 

Role of Parents/Guardians in the Education Process policy_kma.pdfpolicy_kma.pdf

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