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Strong parent partnerships


 
  • Class parent information evening sessions run at the beginning of the year to give parents information about the year ahead and classroom routines and expectations.
  • Parents are invited to view displays in the classrooms and the Library featuring student-created products and highlighting the innovative practices within our classrooms.
  • Regular parent communication through school newsletters, class newsletters, communication books, interviews and emails.
  • Communication with parents and the wider community through FaceBook.
  • Inviting parents to learning celebrations, culminating activities or expos planned as part of unit planning.
  • Parent volunteers working in classrooms.
  • Parent workshops and information sessions provided throughout the year.
  • Parent involvement with home reading, homework tasks and school projects.

Koala Joeys Family Programme


 

8.50am – 10am in the Koala Joeys Room at the Bendigo building. ​

Running weekly on Friday mornings during school terms.

The Koala Joeys Family Programme – from Bump to Big School has been specifically designed to be delivered in schools for the younger members of the community. 

It focuses on empowering parents and carers to use nursery rhymes, songs, dance, movement and stories as a tool to form secure attachments.  Early years brain development, social and emotional development, child development knowledge, early literacy and early numeracy information is shared during the programme.  Parents gain skills in a fun, interactive and  supportive environment.

The Koala Joeys Family Program is a universal programme – non-discriminatory and non-targeted and held once a week for one hour during school terms. All parents and carers with their children – from bump to big school - are welcome to attend the Koala Joeys Family Programme at Mudgeeraba Creek State School. It is a fabulous way to introduce families to our school.

Koala Joeys children have the opportunity to:

 

  • Gain self esteem
  • Develop improved language, literacy and numeracy skills
  • Develop good listening skills
  • Develop social skills appropriate for prep
  • Become comfortable in the school environment
  • Have fun interacting with other children and adults

 

 

Koala Joeys parents and carers have the opportunity to:

 

  • Enrich their interactions with their children by sharing rhymes, stories and songs
  • Develop a new network of friends
  • Gain parenting skills in a fun, interactive and supportive environment
  • Improve their knowledge of social and emotional development, child development knowledge, early literacy and early numeracy skills
  • Build strong relationships with the school community

 
Updates on the programme calendar are shared via the school's Facebook page. Please like our page to get the updates and feel free to invite others with young children to join us.

Volunteering


 

Parent volunteers are welcome to help with class reading, literacy and maths groups and even art groups. Feel free to discuss how and when you could volunteer with your class teacher.

Grandparents and other community volunteers are also welcome but must hold a valid BlueCard (Working with children check). These are free for volunteers and the school office can assist volunteers with the application process.

Volunteers can also support our students by working in the school tuckshop, supporting fundraising activities such as the Mother’s Day stall and school fairs and assisting with book covering in the school library. If you have some time available and you would like to volunteer leave your details at the office, talk to the tuckshop convenor, email pandc@mudgcreess.eq.edu.au or talk to library staff.​​​​