08/03/2019 - 9:00 am > 11:00 am
Our school values our parent and school community partnerships. We would like to encourage you to support our students’ learning in all areas especially Literacy and Investigations. The success of our programs is complimented by the assistance and involvement of parents, grandparents or guardians, as classroom helpers during our learning times.
As you may be aware our Prep and Grade One classes now begin most days with INVESTIGATIONS – based on The Walker Learning Approach, which is a personalised, investigative play-based approach to learning. Your support in the classroom during Investigations time would be to interact with the students and support their learning.
Literacy learning involves experiences that will develop Reading and Viewing, Writing and Speaking and Listening. Classroom helpers assist the classroom teacher by helping and supporting children with a variety of Learning Centre activities as planned by the teacher.
Your assistance in either or both of these learning areas would be required on a selected day on a regular basis, generally for an hour in the learning sessions between 9.00am and 11.00am OR 11.45am and 1.45pm. This would be negotiated with your child’s class teacher depending on your availability.
You will be required to attend one of the Classroom Helper sessions, detailed below so that you are familiar with the expectations of your role as a Classroom Helper.
This year, our Classroom Helpers sessions will be held on Friday 8th March from 9.00am – 11.00am and Wednesday, 13th of March from 9.00am to 11.00am in the Library (which is located next to the Junior Adventure Playground). Please note, you only need to attend one session. If you have previously attended a Classroom Helper session you are not required to attend the Classroom Helper sessions, but you are more than welcome to attend, particularly if you would like to be informed on ways to support learning during Investigation time.
Due to the commitment required by your role as a Classroom Helper, we ask that no toddlers accompany parents at this time, nor when assisting in the classroom. Morning tea will be provided. You may also wish to consider organising your Working With Children Check as this is a requirement for all parents assisting with school-based activities. However, it is not necessary that you have this before our Classroom Helpers sessions.
If you will be attending ONE of the Classroom Helper sessions, please complete the CareMonkey form by Friday, 1st of March.
However, if you would like to become a Classroom Helper, but are unable to attend either of these sessions, please contact the office (or myself) and we may be able to organise alternative arrangements.
Your contribution and commitment to the learning of our students at St Peter’s is greatly appreciated and valued and I look forward to meeting you.