Coffee anyone!

The major stakeholders in a school, were identified as

  • students
  • staff
  • parents
  • school council and leadership
  • parents club

Parents…… a vital link in the educational chain!  A very successful evening session was held earlier in the year with parents, updates have followed in the community newsletters and encouragement given via notes and journal entries to become involved in the student blogs

However, having recently attended the Shanghai Learn2.008, I learnt from Kim Cofino that they were running a morning coffee session once a month for interested parents at their school in Bangkok (an activity we had often discussed running here.)

So, tomorrow, October 15th will be the first of a monthly session of meetings with parents and interested community members. It is hoped  that this will extend to sessions where parents can learn some of the exciting web2.0 tools and gain some understanding of their student’s potential online activity. This may lead to parent and community classes tutored possibly, by year 9 students. The concept fits in well with the goals of our middle year’s coordinator and our librarian, as our library is a community resource centre as well.

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2 responses to “Coffee anyone!

  1. I can’t wait to hear more about how your parent sessions go. I also read about Kim’s sessions and have considered doing my own. It’s so interesting to me that we are all on different continents yet our practice is so similar. We are all trying to move our communities forward! :)

  2. So glad to see we inspired you to try something new with your parents! It has been very successful here at ISB – just last week I had a parent approach me to say how much she appreciated our sessions. It really is a vital link in the school-home connection. Looking forward to hearing about your successes here!

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