Partnership with Parents

St Francis de Sales Catholic Primary School encourages and actively supports a positive, supportive partnership between home and school. The involvement of parents within the school is highly valued.

Parents assist in varying ways within the classroom, depending on the needs of the class; these could include activities such as reading, Mathematics groups, PDHPE activities and Sports Days, Art and Craft activities as well as other group work and excursions. We also encourage parents to help in our school library covering books.

Parent involvement in various ways at school is a vital resource in building up the faith community of St Francis de Sales. Each year all parent helpers must attend an information session before volunteering in the school.

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.