Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Primary School North Strathfield (OLA) encourages and actively supports a positive, supportive partnership between home and school. The involvement of parents within the school is highly valued and encouraged. We work together to ensure that children develop social and emotional skills, are consistently engaged in their learning leading to positive long term outcomes.
Our parents remain actively connected with the school community through regular and effective communication. They are informed of events, expectations and procedures through fortnightly newsletter publications, regular Compass updates, weekly assemblies, the OLA Facebook page and through the parent school calendar. There are many opportunities for parents to be involved in the life of the school. This includes volunteering to assist in the classroom and school library, assisting at major school events, excursions and sporting events.
Each year parents are offered an opportunity to attend a ‘meet the teacher’ interview where the focus is on parents offering information about their children which will assist the classroom teachers in getting to know the student. A mid year parent teacher Interview offers the opportunity for parents and teachers to discuss the progress of individual students based on the school progress report. Parents are encouraged to openly communicate with teachers throughout the year and arrange a suitable appointment time to discuss their child’s progress.
Parents have an opportunity each term to attend PERGOLA (Parent Engagement Representative Group for Our Lady of the Assumption) more commonly known as the P&F in other schools. This group of volunteer parents work in close partnership with the school to support and assist in social and fundraising opportunities at OLA.