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Parent Involvement

Parent-Teacher Interviews

We value our relationship with parents and seek to work with them.

On-going communication between parents, students and teachers is vital for student success and confidence. This occurs through the development of positive and open communication through meetings, formal interviews, information sessions and class newsletters.

Parents are encouraged to maintain contact with their child’s teacher.

Primary Secondary
Term 1 Student Profile Meeting
(SJ) Parent/Teacher discussion (with students)
Interim Report
Term 2 Written Reports
STARS Journals
Interviews
Full Report
Interview near start of Term 2
Term 3 Interview on request Interim Report
Term 4 Written Reports
STARS Journals
Full Report
Interview near start of Term 4

Ongoing individual meetings with parents and teachers can be organised as needed or requested.


Parent Involvement

Geelong Lutheran College values the active involvement of parents in its programs and fundraising efforts. The College’s aims can only be achieved if parents are aware of, and are actively involved in the life of the College.

Parents can support their children and the staff in many ways and are urged to consider in what capacity they may best contribute to their children’s education. A range of formal and informal opportunities exists for parents at a level of commitment of their own choice.

Parents are encouraged to volunteer in various ways, including:

  • Sporting events and programs
  • Classroom helpers
  • The Learning Assistance Program
  • Excursions and Camps, etc.
  • Guest speakers sharing their work experience or particular skills 

Volunteers

All volunteers over the age of 18 are required to have a Working with Children Check before taking part in School-related activities involving students. Parents/Carers who wish to volunteer are required to undergo training in Valuing Safe Communities sessions.


Parents & Friends

Parent participation is critical to the effectiveness and success of the P & F. All parents are encouraged to take an active role in the Parents and Friends by supporting the various activities that may be planned each year to foster fellowship throughout the school community and to raise funds to assist the School in providing the students with a high standard of equipment and resources.

The P & F is established under the approval of the College Council and is required to act under the policies of the College and under the direction of the Principal. Each family unit (including carers) who has a child at the School automatically becomes a member of the Parents and Friends. Membership is also open to any person who is associated with, or has an interest in, the School.

The P&F is invited, in consultation with the Principal, to identify projects it may wish to support. For example, funds raised by P & F activities may be used to support the provision of: internal and external furnishings, equipment, resources for the library, playground equipment, games, musical instruments, classroom and library books plus a wide range of invaluable aids to the students’ education, comfort and enjoyment.

St John’s has one major fundraiser each year- the Community Fair & Market held on the Saturday of Mother’s Day weekend in May. Other various fundraising opportunities are planned throughout the year.