St Au­gus­tine’s par­ent night starts year

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - @SCHOOL -

ST Au­gus­tine’s Pri­mary School ‘s par­ent in­for­ma­tion night was a bril­liant suc­cess with 158 adult rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the 218 stu­dents en­rolled (72.5 per cent) at­tend­ing.

The prin­ci­pal and staff gave brief­ings re­gard­ing the cur­ricu­lum and ex­pec­ta­tions for the year ahead.

Some key in­for­ma­tion given on the evening in­cluded;

• Par­ent en­gage­ment is crit­i­cal for cre­at­ing a school com­mu­nity that sup­ports stu­dent suc­cess.

• Com­mu­ni­ca­tion with teach­ers is val­ued and wel­comed

• Home­work - Par­ents can re­in­force reading, spell­ing, sight words and ba­sic num­ber facts - such as Ta­bles at any time. Wushka (Lit­er­acy) and Matific (Nu­mer­acy) are web­based pro­grams pur­chased by the school for stu­dents to use in the home.

• Restora­tive Prac­tices is the ba­sis for fu­ture Pas­toral Care and be­havioural man­age­ment

Prin­ci­pal of St Au­gus­tine’s school, Mr Rayner, said he and his staff were “de­lighted by the huge attendance on the evening given the amount of rain that was fall­ing.

Stu­dents see by their par­ents’ attendance that ed­u­ca­tion is val­ued and this in-turn en­cour­ages stu­dents to make the most of their op­por­tu­ni­ties at school”.

St Au­gus­tine's par­ent teacher night

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