Community Engagement

Introduction

All parents and guardians are a valuable part of our school community. Children’s learning is improved when we work in partnership with parents, guardians and/or wider family. We, therefore, believe in close cooperation with all families, and in regular communication between the home and the school.

Aims and Objectives

Our aims through parental involvements are:

      To enhance the learning experiences of all students.

      To encourage parents and guardians to be involved in the children’s learning.

      To provide a partnership between home and school.

      To ensure that families feel welcome and valued.

      To ensure that maximum use is made of all adults’ knowledge and skills to enrich learning opportunities for the students and staff.

Communication

School staff works hard to communicate effectively with parents/guardians. They do this in a number of ways:

      School Information System ( Paradigm)

      Face-to-face discussion opportunities

      Emails

      Students – Parents Conferences

      Teacher’s Meetings

Involvement in Children’s learning

In order to find out about their child’s learning, parents/guardians can:

      Attend Parent/Guardian’s Meetings.

      Attend sessions where they are invited to have a look at their child’s work/ books.

      Read their child’s annual report card

      Read their child’s progress report for each subject

      Attend a wide range of events, assemblies, performances, etc. to see their child participating in school life.

      Parents/guardians are asked to sign a Student- Parents agreement when their child starts at the school. This agreement makes it clear about the expectations of the school in terms of how a parent/guardian should support their child’s learning.

In order to support their child’s learning parents/guardians can:

      Ensure that their child is in school every day and on time.

      Carry out the daily home learning activities suggested by the school e.g. reading.

      Support their child with the focused, enrichment activities that are sent home from school.

School staff values the support that is given to children at home by their parents/guardians as this helps children to make progress in the school.

Involvement in the life of the school

School Visits

Parents/guardians are more than welcome to visit the school and speak to their child’s teachers in order to understand the curriculum, school life and the provision that is being given to the children. Appointments are made via the school office. Parents need to arrange for the visit and follow the proper protocol by sending an email or giving a call to arrange the visit.

Volunteering to help in the School

Parents/guardians are warmly invited to help in school with activities such as educational trips, supporting children’s learning in the classroom, etc. Parents/guardians are also invited, where appropriate, to visit classes and groups of children to give talks or demonstrations on areas of interest in which they are experts. Any parent/guardians who is interested in helping in school should contact their child’s class teacher.

Parents’ Council

The school offers an opportunity for parents and guardians to contribute to the development of the school provision by active participation/representation in the Parents Council. Parents/guardians can explore a range of school activities and provide information and ideas to support improvement.

The Governing Body

The Governing Body will seek our parents/guardians willing to serve as members of the school Governing Body when a position becomes available. Parents’ Governors represent the views of parents/guardians.

Consultation

The school will make every effort to consult parents and guardians, both formally and informally, about their views on school life, children’s learning and new initiatives.  Periodically, the school will seek parental views more formally, through internal as well as BAKIS annual surveys or questionnaires.
The school values regular feedback, and will make every effort to act on parents/guardians’ views, wherever possible. Parents/guardians are welcome to provide such feedback through the formal channels, as detailed above, or on an ad hoc basis. The school welcomes regular feedback both about positive aspects or where improvements could be made.

 

Roles and Responsibilities of the Students’ Council

Dear students (Grade 5 – 11),

The Beaconhouse Al Khaleej International Private School provides learning experiences to support every student to embody the characteristics of the Student Profile. It’s a great opportunity for BAKIS Students to become a part of BAKIS Student Council.

Deliver your inspirational speech about your role opted for on 14th Oct 2019(Sunday) during the Morning assembly program.

“Leadership does not need strength. Everyone gets in return what equals his efforts and what he puts in. One must be dynamic and able to change and adapt to lead and grow”.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum  

 

Roles of the Student Council

  1. To officially represent all the students in the school.
  2. To identify and help solve problems encountered by students in the school.
  3. To communicate students’ opinion to the school administration on any subject that concerns students and on which the council wishes to be consulted.
  4. To promote and encourage the involvement of students in organizing school activities.

Responsibilities of the Student Council

  1. To promote the interests of students among the school administration, staff and parents
  2. To inform students about any subject that concerns them
  3. To consult students on any issue of importance
  4. To organize educational and recreational activities for students
  5. To participate in developing the school’s educational projects and to promote it to students
  6. To organize an activity to recognize the efforts of students involved in organizing school activities
  7. To propose activities to the school administration that would improve the quality of life in the school
  8. To maintain good relations, out of mutual respect, with the school staff (the principal, teaching and non-teaching personnel) and parents
  9. To have fun!

Roles of the Members of the Student Council

President of the Council (Grade 10-11)

      To act as official spokesperson for the council in its relations with the students and the school administration

      To call meetings of the council and to prepare the agendas

      To chair the meetings of the council

      To supervise the tasks of the council members

      To take part in all special committees formed by the council or send a representative to such committees

      To represent the students on official occasions

Executive Vice President of the Council (one from grade 5-7 & one from grade 8-11)

      To advise and assist the President

      To coordinate the work of non-elected students involved in the organization of school activities: newspaper, environment, school dances, etc.

      To replace the president when he or she cannot be present

VP of Administration (Grade 5-7)

      To write up the minutes of every council meeting

      To publish and distribute all the documents necessary for meetings

      To write and classify the correspondence of the council

VP Finance (Grade 8-11)

      To keep accounts up to date

      To make purchases

      To provide full information about the council’s finances whenever the council wishes to see it

VP Communication (Grade 8-11) 

      To advertise upcoming events and activities to the student body

      To work alongside the VP Administration to facilitate communication between the student council, school staff and the parent council

      To bring information collected from students, parents and teaching staff to the attention of the student council

Grade Representatives (one of each class)

      To communicate the ideas and needs of specific grades to the student council

      To communicate the student council activities and actions to their designated grades

      To aid in the organization of educational and recreational activities proposed by the council

      To act as consultants to the student council on matters that affect the grade they represent

Introduction

Involvement in the life of the school

School Visits

Parents/guardians are more than welcome to visit the school and speak to their child’s teachers in order that they can understand the curriculum, school life and the provision that is being made for the children. Appointments are made via the school office. Parents need to arrange for this visit and follow the proper protocol by sending an email or call to arrange for the visit.