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Concerns have been expressed by parents at Windermere parent/teacher conferences as to how they may best participate in the education of their children. There are many areas where parents can take an active part and play a key role in supporting the education process. The following are some suggestions for parental participation.


  • Have books/magazines in the house
  • Encourage reading
  • Read yourself


  • Initiate conversation at family gatherings
  • Ask for input and value it
  • Accept listening as a form of communication


  • Demonstrate that you value education
  • Encourage your child to participate in educational activities

Academic Guidance:

  • Encourage your child to explore, discover and learn
  • Praise initiative and effort


  • Encourage and suggest activities
  • Share your expertise. Teach how
  • Praise accomplishments

Cultural Activities:

  • Participate together in activities offered in the community, e.g. festivals, theatre, concerts, etc

External Resource:

  • Encourage library use/library cards

Emotional Support:

  • Encourage responsibility goe behavior
  • Have consistent expectations
  • Trust
  • Love

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