Schools, teachers and parents: building strong relationships

We have created this page to continue to build that close partnership with our families.

  • When parents and teachers have strong relationships, children get many academic and social benefits.
  • Being involved with school helps you to build strong relationships with teachers and other staff.
  • Build relationships at primary school by helping in the classroom, going on excursions, and volunteering for different extracurricular events and fundraisers. 
Benefits of a strong parent-school relationship

As a parent, you know your child better than anyone else does. Your child’s teachers will want to get to know your child too.

When everybody is working together in the best interests of your child, your child is likely to reap academic and social benefits, like:

  • regular school attendance
  • positive school results
  • a positive attitude towards school
  • good social and relationship skills
  • a sense of wellbeing
  • school completion
  • progression to post-secondary education like TAFE, university or an apprenticeship.

Click the links below to view podcasts, articles, podcasts etc. 

1. Parenting with Dr Camilo Ortiz - Why Do We Do That? 
Great advice on parenting; however, it talks about anxiety and behaviour, which are relevant for parents, teachers, and schools. 
Why Do We Do That - talk about behaviour and  anxiety

2. I’m a psychologist with a history of anxiety. Treating it as a permanent problem might make young people feel worse.
Psychologist anxiety personality trait children sick

3. Treating Childhood Anxiety with a Mega-Dose of Independence
Treating childhood anxiety with a mega dose of independence

4. A video discussing kids and growing up too fast. 
Turning Kids into Adults

4. Maths myths-that-undermine-maths-teaching
Myths that undermine maths teaching

5. The connection between Handwriting and learning to read.
The connection between handwriting and learning to read

6. Podcast for teachers and educators 
Knowledge for Teachers Podcast - Learning with Mr. Lee (