Parents are most welcome at the school at any time of the year to discuss the progress of their son or daughter with their class teacher. An appointment can be made at the school office.
We strongly believe in building and maintaining our relationships with our students/staff/parents and the wider community. This is essential for the best teaching and learning to occur. At Smithton Primary we welcome and encourage parent involvement. There are numerous ways in which you can help if you choose to do so.
NOTE: If any parents or caregivers wish to support the school and their children through parent help & volunteering (including early childhood swimming) it is a legislative requirement that they are Registered to Work with Vulnerable People (RWVP).
This can be done by logging on to http://www.justice.tas.gov.au/working_with_children
If you are already registered for work or volunteering and hold a RWVP card your card will need to be brought to the school office for photocopying.
If you have any questions or require assistance in completing the registration you are most welcome to contact the office.
All government schools in Tasmania are required to have a School Association. The Association consists of staff, parents/carers and other members of the school community and is a way to be involved in issues important to the school. Elections are held annually in November to appoint committee members and meetings are held regularly throughout the year. School Association members help to develop school policies, advise on school management and approve the school budget.
Parents and Friends
The P&F is a great way to meet other parents and to find out how you can help contribute to the school community. The P&F holds numerous fundraising activities throughout the year and all monies raised benefit all students and the school. This group meet informally at coffee shops and private homes.
LIFT – Learning In Families Together
Parents and families play an important role in supporting their children’s education. Families know their children best and we maintain open lines of communication between home and school to ensure we are all working together for the best outcome for each student. We work to ensure our families feel welcome in our school by getting to know them and providing opportunities for them to be engaged within the school. Families are encouraged to participate in parent help within the classroom if they are able. We also understand that not all families are able to physically come into the school, so provide opportunities for them to also be engaged from afar.
Parent help at our annual Athletics and Cross Country Carnivals are most appreciated. This may include marshalling, handing out ribbons and recording winners.
Assemblies provide an opportunity for achievements to be recognised and awards to be presented. Smithton Primary holds a whole school assembly twice every term where all classes take turns to showcase various learning activities and achievements. Parents and families are most welcome to attend.
A major celebration of achievement assembly is held off campus in the final week of Term 4 each year.