CLAREMONT COLLEGE

Parent Involvement

Claremont College is excited to provide the following opportunities in 2019 for parents to be informed about and to be involved in their child’s education. The School’s partnership with parents is greatly encouraged and valued, as we seek to nurture and care for your child and support his/her academic growth. By working together we will enhance your child’s learning, build our school community and support you in the most important and challenging job of all, that of being a mum or dad.

Claremont College in 2019 is sure to be fun, busy, purposeful and full of great possibilities for learning and sharing life together.

Check out some of these opportunities for your involvement in the life of our school and community. Please transfer these dates across to your diary or family calendar. We hope that you are able to join us throughout the year at these many exciting events.

PArent Information Evening

This evening provides you with an opportunity to meet your child’s teachers and to hear Mr Thomas and the team talk about all that’s in store for 2019.

  • 20 February

OTHER PARENT EVENINGS

  • 26 February - Challenging Learning Through Feedback
  • 5 March - Parent Evening with Judith Locke
  • 12 March - Co-teaching at Claremont College

Sport @ Claremont

As you read the newsletter each week you will be amazed at the number of opportunities that exist for children in sport. In order for this to happen, we need your help. There are plenty of ways for Mums and Dads to get involved in kids sport at Claremont. You can volunteer to coach a team, OR… make sure you do not miss the following events that simply cannot happen without the help of our enthusiastic band of Mums and Dads.

Swimming Carnival (Years 2-6) – 13 February
Athletics Carnival (K-6) – 28 May 
Cross Country Carnival (K-6) – 27 September

P&F 2019

The Claremont College P&F aims to support the school community through fundraising, organising events and activities that build and strengthen families and our School Community, and as an important forum for consultation as we work together to solve problems, to improve our school and to make important changes.

Please support all that the P&F does, and come along to one or more of our meetings that are scattered across the year. Claremont is a great school and one of the reasons for this, is because of the generosity and enthusiastic involvement of our parents. 

- 20 February
- 27 March
- 15 May
- 24 July
- 16 October
- 13 November

FOR MUMS, DADS and GRANDPARENTS

This year we again have a number of special activities and events planned for just the mums and dads. These include;

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31 May - A night with guest speaker Chelsea Pottenger, to care for the mums.

10 May - Mothers’ Day breakfast 

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Informal Dad’s Chats, steak and beer with our Principal Mr Thomas, at the local RSL Club.

Term 1 – 25 February

Term 2 – 27 May

Dad’s and Kid’s Bingo Night – 21 June

Fathers’ Day Breakfast – 30 August

A HIGHLIGHT OF THE YEAR! DON’T MISS THE DADS’ & KIDS’ CAMP – 13-15 September

Grand Parents and Special Friends Day – 19 March
There is always lots of love and happiness at our Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day - for the grandparents and special friends of children in Kindy, Year 1 and Year 2.

OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP... 

IN THE CLASSOOMS AND ON EXCURSIONS 

From time to time, parents will be asked to assist with class activities, Maths and Reading groups, and to provide extra supervision and guidance on excursions. Don’t miss these opportunities to become involved in your child’s learning.

MEMBANTU

Calling all Indonesian speakers - parents and grandparents. We always need help in the classrooms supporting the children (K to 6) with their language learning. Please contact Mrs Shoebridge via the school office if you can assist.

ECO WARRIOR PARENTS CREW

Please help us to continue to shine our light as a sustainable school. We always need help in the ‘farm’ tending to the vegetable gardens and animals. There is always a job to do with the kids.

CALLING ALL SANDWICH MAKERS AND GOURMET CHEFS

Mums, Dads and Grandparents are asked to help in the canteen on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. With over 200 lunch orders on a Friday we certainly need the help. Yes, it is true, Dads make the best sandwiches and buy the most ice- blocks for their children’s friends!

LEARNING FESTIVALS

Throughout the year, parents are invited to a special presentation of the learning in their child’s grade. The students will present a showcase of aspects of their work and learning. Dates will be published in the Newsletter.

WE VALUE YOUR PRAYERS

Parents are warmly invited to join the ‘Parents Prayer Group’ that meets at school, every 2 weeks, to pray for Claremont, our School community, and for our world. Look out for the times and dates across the year in the newsletter.

JOIN US FOR CHAPEL

Parents, Grandparents, and younger siblings (yes toddlers) are very welcome to join us every week in the school hall for our Chapel service, 8:45am every Friday morning.

WE VALUE YOUR ENCOURAGEMENT & SUPPORT

We love it when you tell us we are doing a good job. Thank you!

WE VALUE YOUR FEEDBACK

If something doesn’t seem right, or you have a worry or concern, please tell us.

IF YOU NEED TO TALK TO US

At Claremont, we believe that open and honest communication is paramount in building a trusting partnership. If you need to talk to someone, please use the following guide;

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PLEASE COMPLETE OUR SURVEYS 

Throughout the year, we engage with parents via surveys to seek your opinion and perspective about various matters. Please help us by completing the surveys to make Claremont the best school that we can possibly be. 

SOME OTHER EVENTS IN OUR 2019 CALENDAR

  • GREEK INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE

Join the Claremont Greek community for the parade in the city. – Sunday 24 March

  • BOOK WEEK – 23 August
  • CELEBRATING OUR COUNTRIES AND CULTURES - INTERNATIONAL DAY

Keep the 20 September free for an international extravaganza.

  • KINDERGARTEN 2020 ORIENTATION MORNING – 24 October
  • KINDY CHAPEL AND NATIVITY PAGEANT – 22 November
  • YEAR 6 VALEDICTORY DINNER –29 November
  • YEAR 6 FAREWELL ASSEMBLY – 29 November
  • SPEECH DAY – 5 December