We define the parent community in external controls as the parents and guardians of students within our school.
Parents and guardians are an integral part of the school community. Great Learning is dependent on the three-way model of effective communication between the child, the parents and the school. Parents who are engaged with their child’s learning and wellbeing and share a common understanding of the school’s learning processes, are particularly instrumental in the process of Great Learning. At Danube, our Parents’ Association acts as the interface between school and home and strives to enhance the community spirit of the school. Numerous community events are organised by our Parents’ Association to help support international mindedness. When the parent community are successfully and supportively engaged in the school, they broaden their support from their own child to others within the school. For example, by being guest speakers, library volunteers, field trip chaperones, etc.
If however the parent community does not share a common understanding of the school’s learning processes, then this can be detrimental to Great Learning as time and resources are spent defending the educational approach and not promoting learning.
In summary, Great Learning is enabled when our parent community is supportively engaged with their child’s learning and well-being and in line with the schools curriculum and pedagogical approach.