We value positive relationships with parents and carers, because when we work together, children have better social and emotional skills, are more engaged in their learning and attend school more often, leading to better long term outcomes.
At Marion Catholic Primary School Horsley Park, parents are invited to a learning walk every term for a chance to see learning in action in the classroom. Opportunities are also given throughout the year to visit the school, including ‘meet the teacher’ nights, parent education sessions and weekly assemblies.
We communicate with parents through a fortnightly newsletter, the Compass student information system and app, emails and phone. Parents can, of course, call to book in with a teacher when required.
Our parent community is always willing to lend a hand both in the classrooms and during a number of other activities that could not run without the generosity of volunteers. We also have a Parents and Friends Association (P&F) to strengthen the partnership between family, school, parish and the wider community for the benefit of students’ development and learning. The P&F discuss school-related matters, as well as introducing initiatives for the community and fundraising opportunities.