SKIP parents play a vital role in the school. From attending playgroups, assisting in the classroom as duty parents, organising or supporting fundraisers and by joining the committee, our parents all contribute to the success of SKIP.
In the classroom
Parents are welcomed into the classroom, in the earlier years accompanying young children to playgroup sessions, and then later on as a ‘duty’ parent in kindergarten.
Younger children attending playgroup need to be accompanied to sessions by an adult. The adult may be a parent or carer, however, in keeping with the school’s aims and philosophy we encourage parents to join us whenever possible, the idea being that the session provides not only a playgroup for children but also an opportunity for like-minded parents to meet.
In kindergarten we ask parents to join us in the classroom as a duty parent. Duty parents are an important asset to the teachers as you help with activities and guide children throughout the session. Through regular exposure to the classroom you can find out more about your child’s development and extend their learning into your home. There are a limited number of non-duty places for full-time working parents.
The school board, or parent committee, oversees the running of the school and organizes regular fundraising and social events. Events range from the popular annual SKIP Christmas Fair, second-hand sale, teddy bear’s picnic and family walk. Funds raised by these events are used towards improving the school for your child and children to follow.