Engaging with the School

Last week we spoke about your child’s first day back at school, either for the very first time or returning for another year. This week, Dr Bruce Robinson’s tips centre around how you can engage with the school, not only to help your child settle, but to also help you become more involved and comfortable with the transition.

If you live within walking distance to your child’s school, take the opportunity to spend some quality time with them, and walk to school, even if it’s just once a week. This will also give you a chance to chat with their teacher, introduce yourself and become familiar with where your child will be spending most of their days. Bruce mentions walking his kids to school is something he grew to love and what he looked forward to, and we’re sure you will too!

Four top tips to engage with the school

1. Get to know the names of the Teachers and Principals and anyone else who is relevant

2. Subscribe to your school’s online communications to receive important updates

3. If you have an issue or would like to discuss something specific with the Teacher, be sure to book ahead and make an appointment

4. Make positive communication with your child’s teacher. Thank them for teaching your child. 

Engaging with the school will help you to feel closer and more involved in your child’s school life. Remember, do it because you should and it’ll turn into something you love!

Mondays with Fathering Project founder Dr. Bruce Robinson
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