Getting Involved at Marsden Park PS
Parents have a number of opportunities to become involved in school activities. Attendance and participation is encouraged for any events held throughout the school year. Reading groups operate in every classroom and we love to have parent assistance in either reading with a student or leading a group.
Helping out at school
Helping out at school is a great way to get involved in your child's education and to get to know the school staff and other parents.
Research shows that children benefit when their parents are actively involved in their education and school life.
Keep an eye on the school newsletter for opportunities to help out at school and ask your child's teacher if you are interested in helping in the classroom. You will be required to complete a working with children check beforehand.
Here are some ways you can help:
During the year, many parents provide valuable assistance to teachers by helping in the classroom. Some of the activities parents become involved in include listening to students read, helping with writing activities, supporting literacy and numeracy groups, science, computers, excursions and special projects. Parents are encouraged to share their own strengths and skills in partnership with the school.
Parent helpers will be asked to sign a Department of Education and Communities Prohibited Person's Declaration. Before each classroom visit, parents are required to sign the Visitors' Book in the school office and wear the visitor's badge provided.
Parents will be provided with guidance as to how to support students in the classroom. Parents assisting within classrooms are required to keep strict confidentiality.