Everybody has such busy schedules these days but the importance of making time to attend your child’s parents evening shouldn’t be underestimated.
At high school your child is independent, often travelling to and from school themselves so it can mean less contact with their teachers. Parents’ evening offers the ideal opportunity to catch up. Your attendance sends an important message to your child that you are interested in their school and education.
Research suggests that if a strong link exists between a child’s school and home, they are more likely to enjoy school and do well. At parents’ evening you can discuss their strengths and weaknesses and any areas that require improvement. You also get the chance to address any concerns you may have; whether these be academic or associated to other aspects of your child’s school life such as social interactions or extra-curricular activities.
Having time to speak to your child’s form tutor as well as their different subject teachers allows you to stay informed of what they’re learning, what’s happening with the curriculum, teaching methods and upcoming tests and exams. The information on your child’s individual progress will enable you to work with their teachers to offer the appropriate support away from the classroom.
Attendance at parents’ evening enables you to be more involved in your child’s education. If you are unable to attend for any reason or if you require more time than the allocated slots to discuss your child’s progress, you can contact the school to arrange a meeting.
Keep informed and involved in what’s happening at Our Lady’s and together we can ensure the best outcome for your child.