SGB role has been a learning experience
BEING a school governing body member is time-consuming and a lot of work. Yet, I enjoy learning more about the education system and supporting my children’s school.
I feel it’s very important to be involved in our children’s learning, and being parent governors allows us to voice concerns/opinions in the decision-making process.
I feel it’s a community effort to make the school and the children achieve their best, and I feel proud to be part of the school.
I’m humble because, from the moment one walks through the doors of Dikakanyo Primary, there is such a welcoming atmosphere and you can feel the enthusiasm of the staff and pupils.
The children are encouraged to work hard and do their best in stimulating surroundings. I think I contribute by supporting the staff and attending meetings and events where the school is taking part.
As a parent, how a school works can be a bit of a mystery, but being a governor has helped me understand a lot more about my children’s education.
Schools need lively governing bodies to help shape and oversee their running, and it is satisfying to feel that you can have a positive influence. It is also good to know that the work you are doing with the school is helping to improve your own child’s education.
I think people from all walks of life probably have skills that can be useful to schools, although they may not realise it. For example, I see being a governor as a way of putting what I have learnt in life to good use.
Being a governor is more than just contributing to the school; it’s a way of giving back to my community.
All parents have something to offer, whatever their level of understanding of educational establishments.
My time as a parent governor is rewarding and has helped me develop a more rounded understanding of what happens behind the school gates. Magogoe Village, Mahikeng