Parents and carers of Parkview Public School students took full advantage of the school's first interactive Literacy-Numeracy Fun Day of the new school year last Tuesday, hosted in the school hall.
Over 35 families were represented at the day time event, with Mums, Dads, Uncles, Aunties and Grandparents taking the opportunity to engage in activities that will assist the parents as they seek to engage with their children and the work they bring home.
The focus of the day was fun, with four main literacy and numeracy activities set up for the adults to try. All activities were practical, based on an Easter theme and structured in such a way that the parents could easily and inexpensively recreate the activities at home with their children. Bath bombs, bingo games as well cooking activities featuring chocolate (of course) were all popular with the gathering.
The 'Literacy-Numeracy' Fun Day was the sixth such event hosted at the school, continuing the commitment made by Parkview PS to provide meaningful parent and carer learning on a termly basis at the school.
The concept, facilitated by DEC Consultant Mrs Kate Behnke and Parkview PS Assistant Principal Mrs Julie McAliece, continues to provide innovative opportunities for the Parkvew community, and is a key platform in helping parents to understand contemporary education while at the same fostering an environment in the home that contributes to improving outcomes for all children.
The school's next focus day will continue to address literacy and numeracy needs for parents, but upon request from the community will also explore Information Technology concepts such as social networking and also the use of iPads, the use of which is becoming common place in all classrooms in the Parkview learning environment. This day will be hosted during mid to late Term 2.