November 26 2015
Principal’s Message Nov 25, 15
The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. Proverbs 18:10
I am very much looking forward to attending the Kindergarten Family Picnic tomorrow. This annual event always proves to be a great opportunity for the Kindergarten families to come together and enjoy a day of fun activities and talking together. However, what some parents don’t realise is that this event, and others like it, are very important in the growth and education of their children.
Research consistently and overwhelmingly shows that when parents are involved in their child’s education that the child performs significantly better at school than if they are not involved. Its great to know that through doing something as simple as attending a family picnic, that you can significantly boost your child’s learning.
Today I would like to highlight the many benefits that come form being involved in your child’s education, as well as give some tips on how you can be appropriately involved without it taking up too much of your time.
Firstly, research points towards the following benefits for your child if you become involved in their education:
The research shows that parents also benefit tremendously form being involved in their child’s education. These benefits include:
It actually doesn’t take much effort on a parent’s behalf to be involved in their child’s schooling, but it is extremely important. Fathers in particular should note that when they become involved in their child’s education is has a very significant impact. The research shows overwhelmingly that a father’s involvement in their child’s education has a much greater impact on their growth than how much money they make.
Below are some simple and easy ways to get involved in your child’s education:
Research shows that it is not so much how you are involved that matters, but that being involved in some way is very important. With all the pressures that come from a busy work life, some of the things above are simply not possible for some parents. However, I would encourage all parents to find the way to be involved that suits them best and focus on being diligent in ensuring that no matter what you do, that you do it well.