At Mentone Park we value the role that parents play as partners in the education of their children. We encourage the whole school community to be active participants in the school and to interact positively with the school and each other. There are many opportunities for parents to be involved in the school, including working in our famous “Kids’ Café”, becoming a member of the Parents and Friends’ Association (P.F.A.), becoming involved in the School Council, either as a Councillor or as a member of a sub-committee, as well as helping at our regular working bees.
Parents also play a vital role at Mentone Park in our classroom programs, and as such a Parent Helper training program is run during the year to enable parents to be involved in their children’s classroom programs. The program gives parents some basic understanding of the literacy program offered at school and provides parents with the skills and knowledge to be effective classroom assistants.
Parental involvement in school life is a great way to help your child feel a greater sense of belonging to the school. The Mentone Park population is truly special with its community focus and parental involvement!
All members of the community are invited to be a member of the P.F.A. The aims and objectives of the PFA are: