It is story of the past when parental engagement in school was low due to several factors that cannot be denied such as time constraints, language barriers, lack of knowledge, inconveniences, scare to face the school, lack of motivation, etc. However, with changing times this aspect of parental expression has also changed. It is now impressively and dominantly visible among new-age parents and schools. Both parents and schools have evolved together to this positive engagement assuring a student’s overall development. It is a well-known fact that when the parent and the school comes together the only one who wins is the child. They (parent-child-school) together make a winning combination. At Mount Olympus we leave no stone unturned to solidify this valuable partnership with our parents. This is made possible through a warm, welcoming, non-judgmental and a positive environment. Through several engagement platforms i.e. Regular PTM’s, Feedback mechanism, open policy to meet the authority, Family picnics, Festival celebrations, events, Workshops, Art integrated activities etc we always try to reach out to different parents with their interest and concerns in mind.
Let us see how parental engagement and teamwork has a positive impact on a child’s development. The concept of parental involvement with the student and the school is a vital one and can produce great rewards for all concerned. The best predictor of student success is the extent to which families encourage learning at home and involve themselves in their child’s education. This also helps in developing a lifelong love of learning. Profound changes such as entire class’s motivation, behavior, and grades are seen in classrooms.
On an international scale, parental involvement in school has long been heralded as an important and positive variable on children’s academic and socioemotional development. From an ecological framework, reciprocal positive interactions between these two key socializing spheres – families and schools – contribute positively to a child’s socioemotional and cognitive development (Bronfenbrenner, 1987).
New-age schools encourage the students, have a sympathetic approach, are reassuring, and understanding. They put in efforts to enhance the level of parental activity and participation. “This combination of the level of commitment and active participation is what makes an involved parent. While schools in Gurgaon are seen adopting several practices to encourage parental involvement to strive to bring in the best for teachers-students and parents, NEP comes as hope and opportunity to further enhance the quality and standards of best practices to ensure absolute student well-being, to make it a priority.
Happy Teachers – Happy Students – Happy Parent – Happy School