Department of Education Learners First
Department of Education - Learners First
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Parent Engagement

Parents are actively encouraged to be part of the school community. We value parents’ involvement in their child's learning and provide numerous opportunities for engagement. These include:

  • Open Morning
  • Dad’s Night
  • Presentation Day
  • Assemblies
  • Classroom Support
  • Newsletter
  • Communication Diary
  • Displays
  • Community Involvement/Performances
  • School Association

We value and appreciate parent help in the classroom. Parents are encouraged to support class programs in a variety of ways including reading programs, craft etc. Teachers invite parents to support class programs early in Term 1.

As per DoE requirements parents/volunteers must have a current RWVP card. Parents/volunteers are to complete the sign in/sign out register at the office when arriving and leaving the school.

Parent Education Opportunities

The school Home-school Liaison Officer organises opportunities for parents and local community members to engage with adult education and training services to develop and expand their knowledge base and skill set. This exemplifies our core value of lifelong learning.

Parent Bodies

School Association

The School Association, with representation from Parents and Staff, supports the Principal and Senior Staff by providing direction around school policies and procedures. 

There are four sub-committees in which parents may be involved: Chaplaincy, Catering, Fundraising and Canteen. From time to time other sub-committees may form for a specific reason or need.

School Association Meetings are held twice a term on Tuesday of the third and eighth weeks in the staffroom, commencing at 7:00pm. All parents are welcome to attend these meetings.

The School Association Annual General Meeting (AGM) is held in March each year, the purpose of which is to elect new committee members (parent and staff). Each member holds their position for two years, and at each AGM half the committee is rotated.

Learning in Families Together (LiFT)

As a LiFT school we are committed to engaging parents in the education of their children both in the school setting and through making the most of every day opportunities in the home and community. A key aspect of LiFT is the concept that learning takes place everywhere!

Working with parents to support their children’s learning at school in the areas of Literacy and Numeracy is one focus. The second focus is working with parents to enable them to support their children’s learning outside the formal educational setting.

Cnr Catherine & William St
Longford TAS 7301

Phone: 03 6391 1252

Email: longford.primary@education.tas.gov.au