What hopes do we have for your children? Do you pray they enjoy learning, do well at school, love books, write thrilling stories and have good friends? Do you want them to excel and get into a very good secondary school ? And how about a university degree? Do you dream they have a good life one day? What silly questions! Of course, we do!
No parent wants their children to struggle at school, find numbers and letters difficult, or have a hard time and feel miserable and keep getting into trouble. It’s been proven that children of mums and dads (or significant adults) who are involved in their children’s educational experience are more confident and successful students, which in return, improves the school. Everyone wins! But the best outcome has to be the positive learning experience, which boosts child’d self-esteem and gives them the drive and the resilience to learn and achieve.
Parental involvement in the life of the school and support at home up to the age of 16 has a significant impact on children and it said to be a more powerful force than the family background, wealth or the level of parental education. Involved parents really do raise achievement.
In Sacred Heart School we celebrate the involvement of parents and families in the life of our school. In the past year, parents have helped in many ways. In March a group of dads combined their muscle power to improve the front garden by moving the fence to keep the chickens and the ducks safe and to keep them away from the paths.
Here, Tim Stocks (Elizabeth’s dad), Zdenko (Uma’s daddy) and Rex ( Billy’s dad) have just finished the fence job. With the chickens and ducks behind the fence, the staff will be able to enjoy the peaceful garden, again.
When the second and the last foosball table fell to bits, the PTA was delighted to use the funds for a pair of new foosball tables for the KS2 playground. Marek Owczarczuk (Jacob’s, Sophie’s and Gabriella’s daddy) with Marek Jasina (daddy of Antos & Tosia) promptly assembled the outdoor footie tables.
In just over an hour, the excited boys enjoyed the first game of foosball! Goal! Way to go, dads!!! Thank you!
Girl Power in action: Ela Owczarczuk and Kasia Romaniuk are a dab hand with a paint brush. In a couple of hours, the tired looking train received a much needed face lift. With a bit of TLC, the train was soon ready for children’s new adventures on Monday. All aboard, choo-choo! Thank you, parents!
Zdenko prepping the tree stumps for the mosaic workshops. Families coming together to enjoy a spot of mosaic making. The mosaic tree stumps will make a lovely outdoor classroom seating.
Planters – Age is no barrier; even the little one is helping to spruce up the playground planters…
Christian and Victoria, Madeleine, Veronica and Dominic are all working on their fine motor skills and the planters are looking better for it, too.