Parents In Partnership Evening 1 – Literacy

Parents In Partnership Evening 1 – Literacy

Last Wednesday, the first of four Parents In Partnership evenings for 2016 was held at Southern Highlands Christian School. This evening, based on literacy, was an informative presentation to help parents understand how literacy is taught at the school and what they can do to help. If you missed out, below is an outline of some of the items discussed.   Education is a partnership One of the core underpinnings of the culture at Southern Highlands Christian School is that education of young people is a partnership. A joint effort between teachers AND parents to educate children in all they need to become fully functioning, resilient adults who will make a difference in the world. Yes, teachers have been taught skills in educating young ones, but parents are the experts on their own family and what better way to truly educate children than to use both resources together?   Partnership in literacy Hence the Parents in Partnership program, which is an event run by staff to bring different elements of education to parents to help them in the education of their children. This term’s Parents in Partnership evening focused on Literacy, with teachers unpacking the myths surrounding this buzz-word and encouraging parents with ways to help with improving literacy at home.   Traditionally, literacy conjures images like this But, did you know that reading is also this? And this? Literacy is not a term simply referring to skills of reading and writing, but encompasses the ability to read and decode lists or procedures; the skills to interpret graphic and graphed data; the core understanding of effective and engaging public speaking;...