Working in partnership
The quality of learning experiences we provide for the children can be greatly affected by the level of interest and involvement of parents. It is a policy of the school to encourage contact with parents on matters concerning the progress and welfare of their daughters. A strong and transparent one-to-one relationship is developed and encouraged. A Variety of avenues is provided for interaction and partnership with parents:
Communication and appointments
One of our aims is to encourage communication with both parents and children. Three groups of people are involved with a student’s education: the student, the teachers and the parents. Communication between all parties is therefore vital.
- The Homework Diary is a regular communication channel between the school and parents, and vice versa. The student must bring her homework diary to school every day and use it effectively. Parents need to sign the diary on a weekly basis after checking whether they have any messages from teachers. This will give them a better picture of what their daughters need to study. Homeroom teachers will sign the diary on a weekly basis.
Appointments to see a teacher or other staff member should be made in advance. Please contact the receptionist of the school with a brief description of the reason for the meeting, name of the student, phone number and email address of the of parent who will attend meeting. A meeting will then be arranged and parents will be informed of the date and time.
An Orientation Programme at the start of the academic year is implemented.
Regular Teacher - Parent meetings are held each term. These meetings allow the parents to discuss student progress with teachers and gain recommendations from teachers on how individual targets can be achieved.
Coffee meetings are held on a monthly basis to discuss progress and areas of mutual concern and interest.
Parents may also meet teachers during school hours with prior appointment through the Students Affairs office if they wish to discuss areas that need immediate attention.
Mid-term1 progress reports and end of term reports are sent home on a regular basis in order to updat parents about their daughter's academic level and behaviour at school.
Mothers are welcome to participate in school activities and work alongside students and teachers to achieve our goals.
We welcome proposals and ideas from parents about enhancing academic levels and/or policy development.
A suggestion box is available for any suggestions or complaints.
The school website is updated with important information in the various areas.
How parents can help their daughters (Parental support)
Parents can support their daughters by:
- Taking an interest in what they are doing in school, For example , asking them about their learning and about what happened in school that day.
- By supporting them in doing their homework. For example by providing a place and time for them to do it, and resources such as books as well as access to a computer with Internet connection.
- By attending all Parent-Teacher meetings at school
- By making sure they eat a good diet (in particular that they eat a healthy breakfast before coming to school) and get a good night’s sleep.
- By encouraging 100% attendance
- Making it clear how important homework is to academic progress and by showing how they value it.
- Supporting the expectations that deadlines will be met and checking that they are.
- By attending different activities, events or sessions that parents are invited to.