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Why parent involvement matters

 


Numerous studies have shown that student achievement improves when parents play an active role in their children's education, and that good schools become even better schools when parents are involved. It is recognized that parent engagement is a key factor in the enhancement of student achievement and well-being.

Students are more likely to be motivated, to earn higher grades, to have better behaviour and social skills, and to continue their education to a higher level when their parents are actively engaged in supporting their success at school.

It is equally important to recognize that parent involvement can take many forms.

  • serving on the school council and/or parent involvement committees,
  • volunteering for field trips and school activities,
  • making sure there is a quiet place set aside to do homework,
  • helping with homework,
  • meeting with teachers,
  • talking to your child about their day at school.