The Home School Community Liaison Scheme is a very positive programme in operation in Beaufort College since 1996. It fosters a sense of trust between the students, parents and the school with the aim of maximising the participation of students and parents in the learning process as a whole.
Post-primary school is an exciting, challenging, rewarding but sometimes difficult experience, not only for students, but also for parents. School life is not solely about what a student achieves between 9am and 4pm. There are many other factors which contribute towards the experience of school life.
*The scheme recognises the parents as the primary educators of their children and is constantly looking at ways to support parents in this important role.
*Home visits are an excellent way of "checking in" with parents and listening to their views and concerns.
*Many parents participate in a wide range of courses, which are run during the school day. These are free of charge and cover many subjects including First-Aid, computers, iPads, Sewing, Parenting, stress management, substance abuse awareness and cookery. These are mostly held in the Parent's Room (10) in he school. Such courses not only help parents learn new skills but also recognise the importance of parents having time to chat amongst themselves. It also gives them the opportunity to share in the life and work of the school alongside their children. The Parents' Page on the school website has information on upcoming classes and galleries.
The scheme coordinator is Ms Marie Russell. Marie is available to discuss on a personal level matters of concern with parents. If preferred she can make the visits to the home. The scheme is also supported by input from the Principal, Deputy Principal, Year Heads, Guidance Counsellor, Counsellor, Resource Teachers, Tutors and class teachers.
For more information on the HSCL programme click here or contact: 086-0235401.
For a list of classes run for Parents/Guardians click here.