There are a variety of ways in which parents are welcome to be involved and partner with the school. These include assisting with excursions and camps, library, working bees, and contributing at what for many is the highlight of the school social calendar, the annual APS fair. In addition to these opportunities for engaging with your child’s education we also offer the following:
The School Council membership comprises 9 elected parent members, 4 elected staff members, a co-opted community member and the Principal. The School Council has the overall responsibility for the development of policies and the direction of the school within State guidelines. The implementation of these policies and the translation to educational programs rests with the Principal and staff.
At Alphington Primary School we encourage and value the support parents can provide to student learning and greatly appreciate the parents and community members who assist and support our program. Our teachers run an annual workshop at the beginning of the year to support parents and community members who may wish to become class helpers.
The role of a class helper is to support the classroom in many different ways, including one-to-one reading, small group tasks, spelling, and administration. If you are interested in becoming a class helper please contact the school.
Class Parent Liaison
Alphington Primary School has chosen Seesaw to strengthen the connection between the learning at school and at home. We believe that Seesaw creates greater opportunities for families to celebrate their child’s success with their learning in the classroom on a regular basis.
Seesaw is a secure online journal where students can document and reflect on what they are learning in class. Your child will be able to add the things we work on (including photos, videos, activities, drawings and voice recordings) to their Seesaw journal and we can share them privately with you and other family members to view and comment on throughout the school year.