Parents play a key role in the day-to-day functioning of our College. The quality of parent involvement is crucial to the learning experiences of the child. The College offers many opportunities for parents to contribute by adding value and experience to our evolving community. This may include assisting with reading, cleaning and material making; becoming a parent chaperone; providing assistance at school events; and assisting with the care of our grounds and buildings.
Parent Ambassador Program
MIC’s Parent Ambassador Program runs similar to traditional education bodies’ parent associations, otherwise known as P&C, PTA etc. We are dedicated to building community spirit and providing opportunities for families to enjoy activities together. The Parent Ambassadors provide an essential service to the school leadership and school community, which helps nurture the growth and learning of the families at MIC.
Our aim is to:
- promote the interests and aims of Montessori education;
- provide parents and friends with activities to build strong community ties;
- represent the viewpoint of families with respect to the Colleges aims and activities;
- foster whole school understanding and communication; and
- assist with resources and activities approved by the Principal and Board.
This role encompasses some of the following:
- welcoming new families;
- engaging with current and new parents;
- engaging with parents and encouraging support for the school with involvement in school events and activities;
- providing useful support for the newly arrived parents to the school;
- organising family-friendly events (picnic dinners, class community play days, family directory);
- providing classroom level support for parents;
- welcoming new families;
- informing parents about the school’s unique philosophy and programs (Montessori +); and
- sharing parent feedback.
For more information please contact your child’s teacher and to read more about our current Parent Ambassadors, visit the Our People page of this website.
Parent education at MIC is designed to provide helpful information as well as support strategies to help parents navigate their role as a Montessori parent. The sessions are diverse and provide opportunities for parents to deepen their understanding and broaden their knowledge of their child’s learning experiences at MIC and beyond. Parent education at MIC is coordinated by Assistant Principal for Primary College, Larissa Rook.
All parent education sessions are booked via the schoolzine app.