Parent Teacher Meetings
Parent-Teacher Meetings (PTM) are held twice each year. Parents are invited to come and meet teachers and discuss their child’s progress. They are encouraged to use this opportunity to discuss any school related issues. Other school related matters should be addressed through special appointments with the Class Coordinator, the Head of School or the Guidance Counsellor.
Under the School policy, Parents are not permitted to enter the school or classrooms without specific invitations. When visiting or when arriving for appointments Parents should contact the office. Parents cannot send money to the class teachers to purchase tiffin or send tiffin in the middle of the classes. They should send it with the student.
Parents cannot interrupt classes to give students books or other school material. Those can be given during the following break. Any parent wanting homework for an absent student must contact the appropriate teacher after school. Parents are advised to label all the belongings and clothing with the student’s name and I.D. number to prevent loss and to help teachers to identify them during class.
Parents are requested not to telephone teachers and other staff at their residence. Such telephone calls can only be placed in case of an emergency and before 7pm. During normal circumstances kindly telephone the school office. A message will be taken for the teacher to call you back.
A Partnership with Parents
In order to get the most out of a student’s years at CGS, it is essential for parents to establish an understanding and partnership with the management and teachers. The following guidelines are suggestions to help motivate students and build a successful working relationship between parents and the school authorities:
- Parents should keep in regular contact with their child’s teachers and update the school of any difficulties the child may be facing, primarily through diary notices. This in turn will allow teachers to be better equipped to deal with each child’s individual needs.
- Absenteeism should be reported to the school initially by a phone call and followed by a letter.
- Parents need to ensure that their child gets adequate sleep in order to perform well in class the next day.
- Reading regularly is a good habit and parents should cultivate this from infancy. Parents should read to their child when they are unable to do so themselves. As children get older, they should be encouraged to read on their own.
- Restrict the number of hours of TV, internet and mobile per week, as well as the programmes watched and websites accessed.
- Set a fixed time every evening for homework and studying for tests. Children should have an hour or two of unobstructed time with their books. This will nurture a lifelong habit of discipline and concentration.
- At least one member of the household should speak in English with the student at home.
- Parents should support their child to participiate in the numerous special events, conferences, cultural and social programmes each year held by the school.
Throughout the academic year parents are invited to meet members of the senior management at CGS. Parents are urged to use these opportunities to express their views and put forward their suggestions and observations to build a positive working relationship with the school faculty.