St Gerard Majella School acknowledges the important part that parents play in the education of their child.
Decades of research show that when schools and families work together, the effect on children can be overwhelmingly positive. Studies have shown that students who have parents engaged in their education find that they generally do better, stay in school longer, are more engaged in their homework, they behave better and have better social skills.
Parent Engagement is a shared responsibility among families, schools, and communities.
When it comes to children’s development and learning from birth, into and throughout adolescence, families are at the very heart of this development. As a school, our job is to support parents and children by providing Parent Engagement Pathways early and to persist across the time that children are enrolled at St Gerard Majella.
Parent Engagement takes place across a variety of settings including home, school and community spaces and builds on a family’s strengths and culture. A parent’s role is vital to their child’s success in life – prior to starting school and into the future once they graduate from our school and move into secondary school. There are many ways for parents to be involved in our school and engaged in their child’s education.
We welcome parents to take an active role in our school community throughout various volunteering opportunities, clubs, groups and information sessions offered throughout the year. The best investment that families will ever make is in their child’s education. Thank you for your interest in SGM to join you on this journey.