For Parents

Our Lady of the Annunciation encourages and actively supports a positive, supportive partnership between home and school. We encourage parents to assist in whatever way possible, given the many other commitments they have. The involvement of parents within the school is highly valued.

As a parent you are the first and most important teacher in leading your child into personal faith. We encourage parents to speak to their children about God and take them to Mass on a regular basis.

Parents assist in varying ways within the classroom, depending on the needs of the class. These could include activities such as reading and Mathematics groups, Art and Craft activities, and sharing their skills and talents with their child’s class. Parents are also invited to assist on class excursions.

Prior to participating in a classroom program, interested parents will participate in a training program that aims to enhance confidence by equipping parents with the skills necessary to be an effective classroom helper.

An essential requirement for any prospective classroom parent helper is confidentiality. That is, the ability to interact with children in their learning environment and not to discuss with anyone, except the class teacher if appropriate, aspects of any child’s performance. Such confidentiality is vital in protecting the developing self-esteem of each young child.

We have a very active Parent and Friends Association and P&F Meetings are held each term. We appreciate the financial assistance provided by the fundraising activities run by the Parents and Friends Association.