Meeting of Parents by Parents

| 26/11/2009

(CNS): Parental responsibility and involvement, behaviour of students and parents, conflict resolution, after school programs and literacy programs are just some of the issues to be addressed at a meeting this weekend to promote parenting in education. No officials or Education Ministry representatives will be present, which, the organisers hope will encourage open dialogue among the parents and guardians present. Spearheaded by Deirdre Seymour along with other parents, a ‘Meeting of Parents by Parents’ is an effort to bring public school parents (elementary, middle and high school) together to discuss some of the issues being experienced within the schools as well as coming up with suggested solutions.

The meeting will also highlight success stories at the various schools that are happening through good support systems or after school programs that are positively affecting parents and/or students.

This initiative has received full support from Education Minister Rolston Anglin. Feedback from the meeting will be provided by Seymour to the Ministry.

The meeting will take place on Saturday 28 November at 5:00 to 7:30pm at the Mary Miller Hall. Refreshments will also be provided.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I think this is a good initiative

    parents need to do more for their children at home

    and also need to expect more from some public school teachers, who clearly need to do their part.

  2. A Concerned Parent says:

    This meeting of Parents by Parents is timely and clearly necessary at  this time!

    We should all come out to support this worthy initiative.  changes can only happen when we admit there is a problem, if we all work together, and move forward together as a community. 

    There are is no better time than now!!!!!