Research from the University of New Hampshire released in 2008 showed that students do much better in school when their parents are actively involved in their education.
Researchers Karen Smith Conway, professor of economics at the University of New Hampshire, and her colleague Andrew Houtenville, senior research associate at New Editions Consulting, found that parental involvement has a strong, positive effect on student achievement.
“Parental effort is consistently associated with higher levels of achievement, and the magnitude of the effect of parental effort is substantial. We found that schools would need to increase per-pupil spending by more than $1,000 in order to achieve the same results that are gained with parental involvement,” Conway said.http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/05/080527123852.htm
These findings have been supported by a wide range of research in numerous countries over the past 10 years.
Hi, my name is Alyce Pearson and I am the new President of the Parents and Friends Club. I have four children who attend Cranbourne West Primary School and I have been involved with the Parents and Friends club for two years. I have been interested in learning more about the school and wanted to get more involved in my kids learning. Parents & Friends is an amazing group of parents and volunteers who work to provide social events and fundraising projects to make our school even better. The Parents and Friends club meet on the last Wednesday of every month at 7pm in the staff room. If you would like more information on how to get involved please contact Debbie Dodd, myself or other member, through the front office or on our face book page.