Parent Involvement

PARENT INVOLVEMENT & COMMUNICATION

Parents are strongly encouraged to maintain their involvement with their child’s school.  There are many opportunities for parents to help or participate in activities at school.  Parents are needed to assist in the canteen, be part of the Chaplaincy Group, support the music program and help with second hand uniform and book sales.  Parents are welcome to suggest ways they may wish to be involved in Oberon High School.

School Council
The Oberon School Council comprises of 15 members; 6 parents, 5 Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) representatives which includes the Principal, and 4 co-opted members.  Council meetings are held on a regular basis, usually twice a term.

Reports
An important part of the education process is providing feedback and information about the progress of students.  Parents are issued with interim reports at the end of term 1 and 3 and detailed reports at the end of term2 and 4.  Parents can also request additional progress reports or they are free to contact individual teachers to discuss matters of concern.  In special circumstances teachers will contact parents to discuss a student’s progress.

Parent, teacher and student conferences are held after the interim reports have been issued.  This allows action to be taken during the semester and ensures that parents are effectively kept in touch with their child’s progress.  Informal discussions are invited whenever either party feels that it is necessary.

Fortnightly Newsletter
Each Friday fortnight, a newsletter is distributed outlining coming events, past happenings, student achievement and other matters of interest to parents.  Members of the school community may also include notices.  To access an electronic copy of the newsletter please click here.

Student Work Planner
It is compulsory for students to purchase a work planner for schoolwork and this work planner is often used as the first line of contact between teachers and parents.  Parents are encouraged to write notes or comments in the planner.

House Leaders and Assistants
The House Leader and Assistant House Leader are a vital point of communication between home and school.  House teachers work closely with House Leaders to support families.  Parents are encouraged to contact these key staff members should they be at all concerned about their son or daughter.

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