Education is not confined to school hours nor to the school building.
Sometimes, the children are given specific tasks as homework or a Learning Log. These are open ended tasks that should offer various challenges to the pupils. They will also work on particular themes or projects. When this happens, we trust that the home will co-operate to promote the children’s work.
Occasionally, a particular activity will require the knowledge of parents, relatives and neighbours, or require the children to investigate and discover. It is recognised that the home is responsible for the child at this time and that it is in light of that responsibility that parents will agree or refuse to co-operate. Parents are expected to promote the children’s commitment to their school work and to enhance their children’s awareness of their heritage and the world around them as well as the basic skills of literacy and numeracy.
From time to time, a teacher may ask a child to do extra work so as to eliminate a weakness or focus on a particular aspect of the work. At such times, hopefully the home will fully co-operate and the child will be encouraged to do the work.