A parent is the most important partner in a child’s education. Successful parent involvement in the child’s education means active, ongoing participation of a parent in the education of his or her child.
Parents and schools need to work together to educate their children, helping them to develop into young adults who are confident, successful and are able to contribute to the growth of the country. Parents, regardless of the level of education or income, race, ethnicity or religion have the responsibility to be involved in their children’s education. If parents are actively involved in their children’s education, teaching and learning at school can be optimised.
Some of the ways that parents can support their children’s learning at home and throughout the school year are as follows:
- Teach their children discipline and routine;
- Develop a partnership with their children’s teacher, staff and the school;
- Understand their children’s academic demands;
- Get involved with their children’s school; and
- Develop a positive relationship with their children.
Parents might find it difficult to understand what their children are learning, however it is important that they check their children’s school work.