You can make a difference
Volunteering at school is a great way to show children that school is an important part of their family’s life. Research shows that any way parents demonstrate that education is valued makes a difference.
Higher grades. Kids whose parents are involved in their education get better grades and have higher test scores. And the more parents are involved, the more their children seem to benefit.
Better behaviour. Children develop better social skills and show improved behaviour at school. Studies have shown that kids are less likely to skip school, are less disruptive in class and are more likely to do their homework when their parents are involved.
Improved education. Parent involvement can help improve the quality of schools, raise teacher morale, and boost a school’s reputation.
Increased confidence. When students feel supported at home and school, they develop more positive attitudes, have more self-confidence, and place a higher priority on doing well. Children of involved parents are more likely to feel included and respected.
“This is a shared journey, we are all – parents and staff – seeking the same goal: to ensure that our students reach their potential” Kirsten Brooks, Chair, PFA.