Parent involvement and participation is warmly invited and actively encouraged. You can participate in a variety of ways such as school council, parents and friends, working bees, excursions. camps, volunteering in the classrooms and just by staying up to date with school news and happenings.
Just speak to your classroom teacher – or our Principal to find out more!
Parents and education go hand in hand. Parents are the first educators for their children, which is why continuing parental involvement in education is so crucial to child development.
At Lower Plenty Primary we are blessed by a great parent community who regularly get involved in their child’s education.
There are many opportunities for parents to participate in life at Lower Plenty PS including:
- Joining the PFA
- Becoming an elected member of School Council
- Becoming a parent helper in the classroom
- Participating in Working Bees
- Becoming a volunteer for Canteen
If you would like to help in any other way feel free to contact the school so that we can talk about opportunities for involvement.
Parents and Friends Association
The purpose of the Parents and Friends Association (PFA) is to:
- raise funds for the benefit of the students;
- assist in building the participation of parents in the life of the school generally;
- support the work of the school council;
- contribute to the wellbeing of the students, staff and other members of the school community.
The PFA holds its meetings on the twice a term. Notice is given to all parents and guardians of upcoming meetings via the school newsletter.
These meetings are open to all parents and guardians and any other person invited to attend by the association.
Parents add significantly to the human resources available to the school, and consequently they deserve encouragement, effective management, support and recognition. The school aims to maximise the number and variety of effective parent helpers who contribute to our school.
- Parent helpers are sought formally through excursion notices, written invitations, the newsletter and/or personal approaches, as well as informally through conversation and opportunity.
- Parent helpers are required to carry out tasks in a manner consistent with school expectations, including maintenance of a professional, cooperative and confidential working environment.
- Parent helpers will be required to work with and support all children within a class if requested.
- Parent helpers may be sought to assist with school camps and excursions. If attending overnight excursions/camps parent helpers must have a current Working with Children Check and Police Check.
A Word From Our Parents
Lower Plenty has taught my son not only about academics but also so much about himself. The school model allows him to explore his thoughts and ideas– through both successes and failures – pushing him beyond his own preset boundaries. The teachers celebrate his successes and steadfastly stand by his side with support when it is needed. It’s a wonderful environment to grow in.