Our School

Helping out at school

Possibly the biggest contribution parents and carers can make to Canterbury Vale School is to ensure an open dialogue with school staff.

A keystone of student success at Canterbury Vale School is consistency between expectations of students at home and at school.

By the same token we like to celebrate student success as a partnership and welcome parent/carer attendance at Award assemblies and other celebrations.

Helping out at school is a great way to get involved in your child’s education and to get to know the school staff and other parents.

Research shows that children benefit when their parents are actively involved in their education and school life.

Keep an eye on the school newsletter for opportunities to help out at school and ask your child’s teacher if you are interested in helping in the classroom. You will be required to complete a working with children check beforehand.

Here are some ways you can help:

  • listen to children read in the classroom
  • volunteer on sports days
  • help to supervise excursions
  • get involved in fundraising activities
  • join a school committee.