Parents need to take time and spend quality time with their children.
Parents and guardians have been told to work with principals and teachers, especially at new schools.
The President of the Barbados National Council of Parent-Teacher Associations (BNCPTA), Shone Gibbs has issued this advice and other words of wisdom to guide parents ahead of the start of the new school academic year. Furthermore, he stressed that new parents with children starting school for the first time ever need to start right and keep on track fostering the best relations between home and school.
10 pieces of advice for parents from Gibbs below:
Get on board and stay on board
Develop a positive relationship with your child's teacher and the school
Do your part to ensure that you support in whatever way you can. Actively participate in the PTA.
Speak positively about your child's teacher and the school
Share your ideas, resources and expertise willingly
Get to know the other parents in your child's class and build strong networks with them
Find out and follow the school's protocols/policies for handling any grievances
Reinforce the school rules/policies with your child
Be excited about your child's progress and celebrate along the way
The Michaelmas term of the academic year 2019-2020 is scheduled to start on September 9, 2019.
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