According to a research study by Ronald Ferguson, “Nearly half of a child’s achievement in school can be accounted for by factors outside the school, including parent support.”
Consequently, the most important support any child can receive comes from the parents. This support ranges from being responsible for making sure that the child arrives at school well- rested, well- fed and ready to learn, to set high expectations for their child.
Parents play a major role in having control over their child’s attendance and this includes arriving on time to school and not taking students out in the middle of the school day. Parents need to display a positive attitude towards school in general. If parents have a positive attitude, the child will also have the positive attitude towards school. Parents must be careful in how they address school concerns in front of their children. Education must be given a top priority for it to come out on top. Therefore, it is expected that parents must make education their priority, above all other after school activities. The parent needs to be a positive role model for the child in helping to shape the child’s opinions and attitude about learning. Research reveals that high self- esteem and student’s achievement are closely related to positive parental involvement in school.
Motivational Session 2019-20
It has rightly been said by Flora Lewis, that “Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things.”
In pursuit of the same, an interactive session was held on Saturday, January 11, 2020 for the parents of Classes IV and VIII. The Orientation Session helped the parents to make their choice easier for third language for Class V and second language for Class IX, also to help them explore the prospects of French, German, Sanskrit and Hindi language and other firsthand information about their career prospects.
Ms.Mohita Miglani enlightened the parents about the benefits of learning German as a foreign language. She has more than 18 years of experience in DaF. Her expertise lies in teaching German to large groups. She has conducted workshops and seminars on this theme in India and abroad, including China. Since 2018 she has been associated with Goethe-Institut New Delhi and working as a Project Manager for PASCH and Educational Services (North India).
Ms. Sushila Arora, the French Faculty from K.R. Mangalam World School, G.K II, enlightened the parents about the benefits of learning French as a foreign language.
Mr.Premchand, the Sanskrit Faculty from K.R. Mangalam World School, G.K II, spoke about benefits of learning Sanskrit, the mother of all languages.
Ms. Alka Avasthi, the Hindi Faculty from K.R. Mangalam World School, G.K.II, spoke about the benefits of learning Hindi, our mother tongue.
The session helped the parents make a correct choice for the third language for their wards for Class V and second language for class IX.
The session ended with an interactive discussion where the queries by the parents were taken up by the experts.