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Whakapau kaha – to be better than before.

We know that as parents and extended family you want the very best for your child at school.

At CPDS we value the input and contribution that you will have with your children’s learning and in the life of the school. By bringing families together and having our families work together we can help forge strong networks that benefit your children, family  and the wider school community. There is no better message you can give your child that where they spend the majority of each day is important and that you want to help them and the rest of the children at CPDS.  Click here if you would like to read more research about the impact being involved can have on your child(ren).

See below for opportunities where you can be involved in Term 3.  We welcome all family members including Grandparents, Aunties and Uncles etc

See the form at the bottom of the page to register your interest in helping.

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FRIENDS AND FAMILY EVENTS TERM 4 2018

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Calendar Art

We will be starting our very popular calendar art this term so we are making a request for 6 helpers to put stickers on art work at 2pm Monday 3 September in Office Meeting Room. Tea and coffee provided. Please fill in the form at the bottom of the page to let us know if you can help out.

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Frozen Fridays

With the warmer weather starting (hopefully), the CPDS Friends and Family will be selling ice blocks every Friday outside Room 30 on the courts after school starting Friday 26 October.

Lemonade, Traffic Light Popsicles and Calippo minis –  $1.00 each.
Parents and siblings welcome.

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End of Term Sausage Sizzle

A firm favourite with our children.  If you can give a hour, or two, or more in our Discovery Centre between 9-12.30pm to cook sausages, collate orders, bag orders and/ or deliver baskets to classes, it would be greatly appreciated. Let us know if you can help by filling in the form at the bottom of the page.

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Walking School Bus

The Walking School Bus (WSB) assists children to walk to and from school safely.

Parents are rostered to walk with a group of children who are picked up and dropped off along a designated route by a parent ‘driver’ and a ‘conductor’.

There are three Walking School Bus routes at Cornwall Park School. If you would like to find out more information please fill in the form below.

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Parent help

We welcome any offer of time to help in our school as a parent helper.

Before starting in this role it is important you are aware of all Health and Safety requirements, as well as protocol around being a helper at CPD, so please express your interested in attending a Parent Help Orientation Session by filling out the form below and we will contact you.

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Road Patrol

Each morning to keep our children safe we require two adult supervisors for road patrol to free teachers up to be available in class before school. All training provided.

If you have a free morning each week or fortnight from 8.25-8.55am and wish to help please fill in the form at the bottom of the page.

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Have a suggestion?

Any events or suggestions that you would like to organise or for the Friends and Families to consider please provide details here.

Research

Anne Henderson and Nancy Berla summed it up in their book A New Generation of Evidence: The Family Is Critical to Student Achievement, which reviewed the existing research: “When parents are involved in their children’s education at home, they do better in school. And when parents are involved in school, children go farther in school and the schools they go to are better.”Their research shows that when parents are involved in their children’s education, the children are more likely to:

  • Make better progress
  • attend school regularly.
  • have better social skills.
  • show improved behaviour.
  • be more positive in their attitude toward school.
  • continue their education.

More Is Better

Parents can serve many different roles in the educational process: home teachers, advocates for their children, volunteers, and fundraisers.

Start Early

When parents get involved early in their children’s education, the results are more pronounced and long-lasting.

At All Levels

Studies indicate that parent involvement in education has a positive effect at all grade levels: primary, intermediate  and high school.

A Significant Difference

One study found that students from families with above-average parent involvement were 30 percent more successful in school than those with below-average involvement. Success was measured by test scores in math, science, reading, and social studies; retention rates; and teacher ratings.

Home and School

A three-year study of 12,000 high school students concluded that “When parents come to school regularly, it reinforces the view in the child’s mind that school and home are connected and that school is an integral part of the whole family’s life.

When parents become involved in their children’s education, the parents are more likely to:

  • be more confident at school.
  • be more confident in themselves as parents and their ability to help their children learn.
  • be held in higher esteem by teachers and have teachers expect more from their children.
  • Enrol in continuing education to advance their own schooling.
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